Sunday 29, June 2014 by Matthew AmlĂ´t

Deloitte: Family-owned businesses make up the largest sector of the GCC economy

Approximately 80 per cent of non-oil GDP within the Middle East region is accounted for by family-owned business groups. Typically, these privately-owned organizations span multiple business, are vertically integrated, own sizeable real estate portfolios and their operational control is still maintained by the original founding family member or the second generation.