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Kuwait Family Business

  • Report

  • 55 Pages
  • October 2020
  • Region: Kuwait
  • Marmore Mena Intelligence
  • ID: 5263856

The report discusses various concerns facing family businesses related to succession, control, governance and growth. It also presents some solutions to alleviate these concerns.

Key Highlights

As we step into the next decade, Kuwait family businesses face considerable challenges in terms of succession planning, establishing corporate governance, accessing external capital and managerial expertise as they expand their access across markets to capture growth opportunities. In this report, we help family businesses to better navigate the complex landscape.

Key Questions

  • How have Kuwait family businesses evolved over the years?
  • What are the key challenges faced by family businesses? How could they ensure longevity of their existence?
  • Why do family business in Kuwait hesitate to list publicly? What could be done to encourage them?
  • What makes family business in Kuwait succeed?

Why purchase the report?

  • To better understand the role of family businesses in Kuwait economy.
  • Familiarise with strategies that family business implement to achieve success.
  • Leading Kuwait family business have been profiled.
  • Access Kuwait HNWI database.


Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary 

2. Kuwait Family Businesses 

  • Governance in Family business
  • Control & Succession planning 
  • Dual Class Shares Mitigate Public Listing Fears 
  • Private Equity Partnership a Preparatory Step to Public Listing

3. Sector-wise Participation of the Prominent family Businesses in Kuwait

4. Profiles of Family Business Groups of Kuwait

List of Figures
Figure 2.1: Survival of family businesses across generations 
Figure 4.1: Mezzan Revenues by Geography (2018)
Figure 4.2: Al Boodai Business Split

List of Tables
Table 2.1: Family business development stage
Table 3.1: Presence of Kuwaiti Family Businesses in Automotive & Related sectors
Table 3.2: Presence of KFBs in Retail Trade
Table 3.3: Presence of KBSs in Whole Sale Trade
Table 3.4: Presence of KFBs in Restaurant Business
Table 3.5: KFBs Presence in Hospitality Sector
Table 3.6: Presence of KFBs in Construction sector
Table 3.7: KFBs having presence in Real Estate Development
Table 3.8: KFBs presence in Healthcare Sector
Table 3.9: KFBs presence in Manufacturing & related Sectors
Table 3.10: KFBs presence in IT & Office Equipment Business
Table 3.11: KFBs presence in the Engineering services sector
Table 3.12: KFBs presence in some of the other Services sectors
Table 4.1: Investments of Al-Kharafi Group in Stocks (values in USD mn)
Table 4.2: Prominent Al-Kharafi business interests that were sold in the past 5 years
Table 4.3: Prominent businesses in which Al-Kharafi acquired a stake
Table 4.4: Alghanim Business
Table 4.5: KAPICO Business Divisions
Table 4.6: Al Bahar Group 
Table 4.7: AlMulla Business Lines
Table 4.8: Al Sayer Business Lines 
Table 4.9: Management Contacts
Table 4.10: Investments
Table 4.11: Mezzan Holding Business Line
Table 4.12: Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al-Babtain Business Divisions
Table 4.13: Abdul Aziz Saud Al-Babtain & Sons Company Business Divisions
Table 4.14: Investments
Table 4.15: Boodai Corp Holdings
Table 4.16: Bukhamseen Group Holdings
Table 4.17: M.H. Alshaya Co’s Firsts



Companies Mentioned

  • Al Babtain Group
  • Al Boodai
  • Al Homaizi Group
  • Al Mulla Group
  • Al Sayer Group
  • Alghanim Industries
  • Alshaya Group
  • Bukhamseen Group
  • Kapico Group Holding
  • Mezzan Holding Co.
  • Mohamed Abdulrahman Al-Bahar
  • The Al Kharafi Group