The Venture Capital & Private Equity
Country Attractiveness Index
Alexander Groh, Heinrich Liechtenstein, Karsten Lieser and Markus Biesinger
Australia  
Rank: 6 ↓ · Score: 91.9  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 23.9   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 1,225.3   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 51,201.6   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) 2.4   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Australia  
Australasia
 
Indicator Rank/Trend Score   Indicator Rank/Trend Score
1. Economic Activity 19 92.6   4. Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 12 96.3
1.1 Size of the Economy (GDP) 12 81.9   4.1 Quality of Corporate Governance 19 74.9
1.2 Expected Real GDP Growth 77 100.0   4.2 Security of Property Rights 12 107.1
1.3 Unemployment 55 97.0   4.3 Quality of Legal Enforcement 13 111.2
2. Depth of Capital Market 5 88.4   5. Human and Social Environment 6 98.6
2.1 Size and Liquidity of the Stock Market 9 90.5   5.1 Education and Human Capital 9 100.9
2.2 Total Trading Volume 13 87.3   5.2 Labor Regulations 9 80.9
2.3 IPOs and Public Issuing Activity 4 87.2   5.3 Bribing and Corruption 12 117.3
2.4 M&A Market 6 81.8   6. Entrepreneurial Opportunities 12 86.9
2.5 Debt and Credit Market 32 87.0   6.1 Innovation 22 80.4
2.6 Bank Non-Performing Loans 11 101.5   6.2 Scientific and Technical Journal Articles 11 80.7
2.7 Financial Market Sophistication 19 84.7   6.3 Burdens of Starting and Running a Business 12 109.1
3. Taxation 16 109.3   6.4 Simplicity of Closing a Business 15 104.4
3.1 Tax Incentives and Administrative Burden 16 109.3   6.5 Corporate R&D 19 67.1
Note: ↑ ( ↓ ) indicates a rank increase (decrease) over a five-year period.
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
World (out of 125) Rank/Trend Score   Australasia (out of 2) Rank/Trend Score
Canada 3 94.3   Australia (selected) 1 91.9
Singapore 4 93.3   New Zealand 2 88.7
Hong Kong 5 92.7  
Australia (selected) 6 91.9  
Japan 7 91.8  
New Zealand 8 88.7  
Germany 9 88.6  
Note: ↑ ( ↓ ) indicates a rank increase (decrease) over a five-year period.
Last updated: 12 June 2016