UAE. Middle East private equity investors are increasingly seeking opportunities in defensive sectors, according to Deloitte. Education, healthcare, oil and gas services and basic consumer necessities are also amongst the top most sought-after industries in PE in the GCC.
SAUDI ARABIA. Recent resolutions indicate a growing approach by the Ministry of Labour to require the complete Saudisation of certain activities within the retail sector. This article examines the existing requirements and also the proposal for a weighted Nitiqat.