Funding secured? Why Middle East cross-border deals are worth more than just talk

In our recent publication “The Middle East Investment Landscape – a Distinct Perspective” we address some of the key themes impacting regional deal activity. Inbound technology and know-how transfer, increased accessibility of outbound capital and divestment of core assets with a view to internal restructurings are all key topics we are actively addressing on transactions with our clients.

We share our views, and how they impact UK investors, below and a link to the full document is here:

Click here to read “The Middle East Investment Landscape – A Distinct Perspective”

  • Priority sectors are underserved with significant growth potential across healthcare, education, technology and social infrastructure. The UK’s leading position in these areas makes a compelling case for cross-border partnerships into the Middle East
  • Diversified conglomerates are seeking to focus on core skills and areas of expertise, divesting non-core assets creating opportunities for private equity and strategic investors
  • Focussed conglomerates and Government entities seek experienced partners to import technology and know-how transfer into the region as a strategic priority
  • Technology and skills transfer presents immediate opportunities for the UK knowledge-based sector. Capital from the region is more readily accessible for UK investment to achieve this objective
  • Privatisation of infrastructure, power and utilities sectors are creating institutionalised opportunities for experienced UK project financiers and operators