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

Cyprus  
Rank: 75 · Score: 48.5  

Basic facts, 2017        
Population (millions) 1.2   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) 3rd
GDP (US$ billions) 19.8   M&A volume (quartile) 3rd
GDP per capita (US$) 16,505.8   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) 3.4   Private equity investments (quartile) 3rd
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 75 55, 51, 54, 48, 50 48.5
1 Economic Activity 100 12, 10, 19, 26, 25 60.0
2 Depth of Capital Market 85 41, 38, 39, 37, 40 29.6
3 Taxation 53 72, 71, 76, 75, 72 101.0
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 32 97, 95, 93, 86, 93 72.0
5 Human and Social Environment 37 103, 103, 99, 84, 88 57.5
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 65 63, 61, 77, 57, 60 52.2


 
Historic performance, 2014-2018   Key driver performance, 2018

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Cyprus  
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
Italy 81.3 68.9 107.1 56.4 51.8 76.5
Luxembourg 75.6 56.1 105.8 88.3 56.6 68.8
Portugal 75.3 56.9 114.4 70.2 55.7 69.8
Malta 63.5 51.8 102.3 70.5 67.9 51.9
Iceland 72.4 30.5 107.6 92.6 88.9 67.3
Greece 54.2 44.8 110.2 57.1 40.9 58.3
Cyprus 60.0 29.6 101.0 72.0 57.5 52.2
Last updated: 3 Feb 2018