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GCC Family Business

October, 2022

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Executive Summary

Family businesses have existed for centuries from the time man started to trade and has evolved over periods helping people to build a livelihood by providing services. In the current scenario, family businesses are the crux of revenue generation for the world. There are estimates of about 70-90 % of the world’s GDP being contributed by family businesses. Even new businesses are fueled by family involvement with 85% of start-ups worldwide being setup with family money. The reason for family businesses having a massive share can be associated with having their core group as members of the same family, which brings in a sense of trust, loyalty and stable leadership.

Key Discussion Points

  • GCC Insight
  • Number of GCC Countries in the top 100 Arab family businesses (2022)
  • Major Trends for GCC Family Businesses and Stakeholders
  • Top 3 Family Businesses in the GCC (region wise)

Did you know?

  • There are estimates of about 70-90 % of the world’s GDP being contributed by family businesses.
  • It is estimated that 90% of the private sector in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia consists of family-owned businesses.
  • Thabat programs provided by the UAE aims to doubling the contribution of family-owned businesses to the GDP by $320 Billion by 2032.

Why Download this report?

This report provides you an insight onto why Family Businesses in the GCC are key to their economy. The report also provides an overview of the current scenario of the GCC family businesses from an IPO perspective, threats and opportunities..


Who prepared this report?
Experienced and qualified team of Marmore MENA Intelligence has prepared this report. Since its inception, Marmore has published over 1000 research reports and covered more than 25 varied industries and policy segments; all focused primarily on the GCC economies.

How exhaustive is this report?
The report spans 9 pages

Do you have updates?
No. This is a one off report.

Can I only download certain sections of the report?
No. The report can be downloaded in full length only

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