Corporate Finance - United Arab Emirates

  • United Arab Emirates
  • In 2024, the projected revenue in the Corporate Finance market market in the United Arab Emirates is estimated to reach €0.44bn.
  • It is anticipated that this market segment will experience an annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of -1.75%, resulting in a projected total amount of €0.41bn by 2028.
  • Furthermore, the average transaction value in the Corporate Finance market market is expected to amount to €195.90m in 2024.
  • When compared globally, it is worth noting that the United States generates the highest revenue in this market, reaching €108.90bn in 2024.
  • The United Arab Emirates is experiencing a surge in corporate finance activity, driven by an influx of foreign investments and a thriving business environment.
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Analyst Opinion

The Corporate Finance market in United Arab Emirates is experiencing significant growth and development.

Customer preferences:
Customers in the UAE are increasingly seeking tailored financial solutions that cater to their specific needs and preferences. They are looking for innovative financial products and services that offer convenience, efficiency, and transparency.

Trends in the market:
One notable trend in the Corporate Finance market in the UAE is the growing demand for Islamic finance products. With the UAE being a predominantly Muslim country, there is a strong preference for Sharia-compliant financial solutions. This trend is driving the development of new Islamic finance instruments and services to meet the needs of the market.

Local special circumstances:
The UAE's strategic location as a global financial hub and its business-friendly environment are attracting a growing number of multinational corporations and investors. This influx of foreign investment is fueling the expansion of the Corporate Finance market in the country. Additionally, the government's initiatives to diversify the economy away from oil dependence are creating new opportunities for corporate finance activities.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
The UAE's stable political environment, robust regulatory framework, and strong economic fundamentals are contributing to the growth of the Corporate Finance market. The country's efforts to enhance its infrastructure, promote innovation, and foster entrepreneurship are attracting both domestic and foreign investors, driving the demand for corporate finance services. Additionally, the UAE's focus on sustainable development and green finance is shaping the direction of the Corporate Finance market, with an increasing emphasis on environmentally responsible investments.


Data coverage:

Figures are based on the revenue generated by the Investment Banking market, as well as the transaction value, the number of transactions, and the average transactions size of the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) markets.

Modeling approach / Market size:

Market sizes are determined by a bottom-up approach and are based on a specific rationale for each market. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use market research and analysis, as well as data from annual financial reports. Furthermore, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations and national data bureaus, such as GDP, wealth per capita, and total investment (% of GDP). This data helps us to estimate the market size for each country individually.


In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the particular market. In this market, we use the HOLT-damped Trend method to forecast future development. The main drivers are GDP per capita and total investment (% of GDP).

Additional Notes:

The market is updated twice per year in the event that market dynamics change.

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