What is VPI?

ValuStrat team of specialized experts service the construction and building material industry to provide invaluable detailed understanding of the industry. Our professional expertise and technical know-how to tackle even the most complex valuation and strategy assignments differentiates ValuStrat from the rest.

The construction and building materials sector is one of region’s biggest industries. The sector is very important for the UAE economy and particularly to Dubai. The sector in the UAE employs more than 500 thousand people, of which Dubai contributes with around 30 per cent.

How do I utilize this service?

ValuStrat provides consulting services to several educational investors and operators in the region so as to assist them on financial matters, enhance operational efficiencies as well as expand network across geographies.

Quality education plays a key role in the economic development of any nation. This fact is clearly evidenced from past experiences of countries/regions such as Singapore, Ireland, Korea, and the European Union during the last five decades. The GCC member nations have also identified sound educational systems as being the cornerstone of economic progress and taken several initiatives aimed at improving the quality and quantity of education over the last two decades. As a result of the governments’ thrust, the region has witnessed a marked improvement in the quality of education. For example, Saudi Arabia in 2004 set forth a ten-year strategy focused on economic development and improving the quality of human capital. Likewise, the UAE released a draft document listing comprehensive reforms in the education sector in 2007. As a part of education sector reforms, the GCC region witnessed an increase in public expenditure on the sector. Government spending on education, as a percentage of total government expenditure, across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region increased from 12.7% in 1985 to 19.3% in 2008. In the UAE, this percentage increased significantly from 10.4% in 1985 to 27.2% in 2008; while it increased from 10.1% to 19.3% in Saudi Arabia during the same period.

The education sector in the GCC is poised for robust growth in the future on the back of increasing population, rising private sector participation, and increased willingness of parents to ensure high-quality education for their children. Earnest intention of the governments to improve the coverage and quality of education in their respective countries through various reform measures also bodes well for the sector.

In particular, prospects appear bright for operators and investors in the private school segment across the region. Growth in the Saudi Arabian private school market is expected to be fueled by recent regulatory developments. Moreover, superior quality of education provided by private schools in the GCC is stimulating migration of students from public schools to the private counterparts. The private higher education segment, which is relatively under-developed, is also likely to grow in the future as new private and foreign universities set up operations in the region.

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At ValuStrat we believe that entertainment is a vital part of a pleasant community. We are equally thrilled when visiting an entertainment complex as we are on advising them. At ValuStrat, we provide expert advice on the development of entertainment complexes with regards to market needs and financial viability.

The entertainment industry is growing exponentially. The world is becoming increasingly industrialized, and recreation-seekers on the whole have greater amounts of both time and disposable income to spend on entertainment. The vast entertainment industry encompasses around 18 unique sectors and within each sector, there are numerous further sub-sectors providing countless entertainment products, worth over USD 1.7 trillion in 2015 and is set to rise to USD 2.14 trillion by 2020. Quite simply, the accumulated worth of all the sub-sectors of the entertainment industry makes it one of the largest industries in the world, even without considering the multiplier effect that it is accountable for. Further, the number of sectors in the entertainment industry will increase even more in future years, as tastes change, technology advances and products diversify, producing new specializations in each sub-sector.

Shahid Kazi Chief Executive Officer
Yousuf Siddiki, CFA, CPA Director & Partner, KSA
Cheryl McAdam MRICS Director, Residential Valuations

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