The Venture Capital & Private Equity
Country Attractiveness Index
Alexander Groh, Heinrich Liechtenstein, Karsten Lieser and Markus Biesinger

Belgium  
Rank: 18 · Score: 81.6  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 11.3   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) 3rd
GDP (US$ billions) 453.5   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 40,160.1   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) 1.4   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 18 112, 111, 109, 108, 107 81.6
1 Economic Activity 54 68, 72, 66, 55, 71 86.2
2 Depth of Capital Market 31 102, 98, 96, 94, 94 73.2
3 Taxation 18 109, 107, 107, 107, 107 109.0
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 18 106, 105, 108, 107, 107 90.3
5 Human and Social Environment 19 115, 115, 114, 108, 106 75.0
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 16 110, 112, 112, 111, 109 86.1


 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Belgium  
Western Europe
 
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
Regional Peers Economic Activity Depth of Capital Market Taxation Investor Protection and
Corporate Governance
Human and Social
Envorinment
Entrepreneurial Culture
and Deal Opportunites
Sweden 90.5 79.9 121.7 96.7 64.0 89.2
Netherlands 89.8 78.2 116.1 87.4 75.1 89.1
Ireland 91.1 62.7 120.6 100.4 98.0 83.3
Belgium 86.2 73.2 109.0 90.3 75.0 86.1
France 87.4 82.7 108.9 84.5 50.5 88.1
Austria 87.5 67.5 112.6 90.7 70.3 82.7
Spain 71.8 82.0 111.7 71.1 52.6 74.0
Last updated: 8 August 2016