A spate of privatisations across Arab nations provided a backdrop to an otherwise muted year of mergers and acquisitions within MENA as the region reached USD 24.2bn across 118 deals. Mergermarket discusses drivers expected to guide M&A throughout 2019.
The recent opening of the Saudi Arabia $575 billion stock market to direct foreign participation for the first time offers an exiting opportunities for the country. As both local and international investors are positioning themselves to trade on the largest Arab bourse we caught up with Robert Eastwood from Baker & McKenzie to give you a definitive guide to the revisions to the rules for qualified foreign financial institutions.
One of the key aims of Saudi Vision 2030 is a comprehensive diversification of the Saudi economy, which has sparked the rise of renewable energy players. We caught up with George Eitelhuber CEO and Founder of NOMADD Desert Solar Solutions to find out what the vision means for his business.