About the MENA Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (MENA PEA)
The MENA Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (MENA PEA) is a non-profit entity dedicated to supporting the private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) industries in the Middle East and North Africa and acts as an Ecosystem enabler.
The association was established in 2010 in Dubai to support the development of a nascent private equity and venture capital industry in the MENA region. It represents the largest MENA based funds with more than US$ 30 billion in assets under management.
As an industry body, The MENA PEA aims at boosting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region, and believes that moving towards innovation will foster greater economic prosperity. Because innovation occurs at the intersection of ideas and diversity of skills, cultures and backgrounds, the MENA PEA and its members have regular dialogues with every legislative body in the region through its legal task force who’s aim is to petition regulators where necessary to bring about some key regulatory changes across the MENA region. These include removing barriers to capital and supporting new innovative models of equity funding.
To further advance the interests of its members and wider industry players, the MENA PEA issues research and industry reports that highlight the PE and VC successes to local and international stakeholders, and hosts a number of events that bring together PE and VC fund managers, Family businesses, Limited partners, Industry practitioners, Investment Bankers, Advisors and Lawyers.