The sectors

Defense and security

In order to guarantee the stability essential for economic development, countries in the Middle East have invested for many years in their security and have launched major programmes, often relying on the most-up-to-date technology available.

Aeronautics

In one of the most dynamic regions in the area of air transport, with 3 of the ten best companies in the world, and a thriving business aviation sector, the Middle East is one of the most active hubs as regards industrial cooperation and investment in all segments of the aeronautics industry.

As the ambition of the Gulf States is to become the biggest global hub and the major crossroads for trade between Europe, the African continent and Asia, the aeronautics sector is an essential brick in their economic development.

Energy

The Middle East region has approximately 60% of proven oil and natural gas reserves. It also has solar energy resources which are unique in the world.

In the framework of its post-oil policy, it nowadays offers substantial opportunities for technologies and services intended to improve the quality of energy supply, energy storage and energy conservation. Moreover, numerous programmes and projects have recently been launched in order to develop renewable energy resources.

Electronics and mechanical engineering

In the framework of the economic diversification policies to prepare for the post-oil era, governments in the Middle East are focusing their efforts on industrialisation.

Electronics and mechanical engineering, two rapidly expanding sectors, have continued to progress since the beginning of the 1990s and are now a priority public sector area, considered as indispensable for the development of the industrial fabric.

Dune Development can support you to enable you to gain a better understanding of the constraints and difficulties involved in developing new projects in this high growth area.

health & care professions

With double-digit growth, a very high birth rate and longer life expectancy, pharmaceutical and medical related needs are increasing continuously in the Middle East.

The cooperation model put in place, public-private partnerships (PPP), has been developed to encourage transfers of technology and knowledge and in addition to enable the public health authorities to supervise continually standards and services, while opening the door to private sector competition, innovation and investment.

Real estate & construction

Despite the financial crisis of 2008 the Middle East countries, driven by their strong growth, have recorded steady growth in all construction segments (residential property, offices, shopping centres, mixed, high-rises, etc.).

Managing and maintaining these infrastructures require highly specialised expertise (property and facilities management), and Dune Development can provide support to European specialists.

Moreover, Dune Development supports investors and construction specialists in the framework of the numerous projects which continue to be launched, including some very large-scale projects, such as Qatar 2022.

Transport

Driven by strong growth, the Middle East is pursuing its economic development by investing massively in major projects for the acquisition of road, air, rail and sea resources and infrastructures.

Deep-water commercial ports, logistics platforms, international airports, motorways, subways, tramways, etc. are just some of the many large-scale programmes in which your company can contribute its expertise and its solutions.

Venture capital

The recent financial crisis has radically changed the venture capital landscape.

As a result of the Basel II and Basel III accords, bank lending has become difficult and loan transactions have become scarce. However, LBO transactions are still being arranged.

In this context, European Middle East Partners provides venture capital firms with :

  • Advice and assistance for the international development of companies subject to an LBO
  • Intermediation with public (sovereign funds) or private limited partner funds in the Middle East.

Information systems

As state-of-the-art financial hubs, the Gulf States are constantly seeking to develop their innovative capacity in the area of information systems, which have become strategic and competitive weapons that are indispensable for the modernisation and automation of business management.

Considered as a key vector of development, information systems have become essential for the growth of Middle East economies. This spectacular enthusiasm for information technology has been accompanied by an investment policy intended to develop local expertise via partnerships, while becoming a global e-governance model.

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