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

El Salvador  
Rank: 96 · Score: 34.6  

Basic facts, 2017        
Population (millions) 6.3   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 26.6   M&A volume (quartile) Bottom
GDP per capita (US$) 4,220.7   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) 2.3   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 96 36, 40, 31, 28, 29 34.6
1 Economic Activity 86 43, 39, 45, 44, 39 66.2
2 Depth of Capital Market 93 45, 40, 30, 30, 32 24.0
3 Taxation 46 12, 10, 9, 23, 79 102.1
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 112 13, 16, 15, 13, 13 38.0
5 Human and Social Environment 114 38, 58, 37, 13, 11 27.7
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 98 34, 38, 33, 26, 27 34.1


 
Historic performance, 2014-2018   Key driver performance, 2018

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
El Salvador  
Latin America
 
 
 
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
Panama 78.6 43.3 64.7 61.0 30.2 48.7
Ecuador 79.7 46.7 97.0 36.6 34.6 35.0
Uruguay 75.4 16.5 100.3 64.5 67.9 51.9
El Salvador 66.2 24.0 102.1 38.0 27.7 34.1
Guatemala 77.2 8.8 88.1 50.7 31.7 41.9
Bolivia 73.9 21.1 52.0 25.3 24.5 22.9
Paraguay 70.5 13.3 85.2 43.4 18.5 33.4
Last updated: 4 Feb 2018