Transactions increased by 200% compared to Q4 2019Throughout Q4 2020, the GCC market closed a total of 36 M&A transactions, a substantial increase relative to both Q3 2020 and Q4 2019. Overall, UAE and Kuwaiti targets attracted the most interest from buyers, which is evident as they accounted for 42% and 31% of the total number of transactions that closed. Following them are Saudi and Bahraini targets, who accounted for the remaining transactions that closed, at 22% and 5%, respectively. It is worth noting that the Bahraini and Kuwaiti market witnessed the greatest level of growth quarter-over-quarter whereas the Omani and Qatari market recorded zero closed transactions throughout the quarter.
GCC Merger & Acquisition Deals (Q4 2020) M&A Transactions within GCC