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

Iceland  
Rank: 48 · Score: 58.6  

Basic facts, 2017        
Population (millions) 0.3   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 20.0   M&A volume (quartile) 2nd
GDP per capita (US$) 66,807.0   Venture capital investments (quartile) 3rd
GDP growth (per cent) 5.5   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 48 69, 71, 72, 76, 77 58.6
1 Economic Activity 70 37, 31, 43, 65, 55 72.4
2 Depth of Capital Market 84 38, 42, 36, 38, 41 30.5
3 Taxation 25 101, 100, 100, 99, 100 107.6
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 13 110, 111, 111, 111, 112 92.6
5 Human and Social Environment 10 114, 114, 114, 115, 115 88.9
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 32 94, 93, 95, 93, 93 67.3


 
Historic performance, 2014-2018   Key driver performance, 2018

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Iceland  
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