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

Iceland  
Rank: 43 · Score: 63.2  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 0.3   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 16.8   M&A volume (quartile) Bottom
GDP per capita (US$) 50,866.1   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) 4.8   Private equity investments (quartile) 3rd
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 43 86, 87, 87, 83, 82 63.2
1 Economic Activity 61 38, 43, 47, 34, 64 85.2
2 Depth of Capital Market 71 60, 60, 60, 60, 54 35.2
3 Taxation 25 113, 100, 101, 100, 100 107.5
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 14 110, 110, 110, 110, 111 93.1
5 Human and Social Environment 12 113, 113, 113, 113, 113 85.3
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 30 96, 95, 92, 92, 95 71.3


 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

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
Luxembourg 87.1 56.7 101.8 88.9 60.2 67.6
Portugal 79.2 61.7 114.3 72.0 55.4 72.8
Italy 84.3 62.1 103.3 57.6 50.7 77.1
Iceland 85.2 35.2 107.5 93.1 85.3 71.3
Greece 58.2 47.8 110.3 60.7 37.8 57.3
Cyprus 67.7 30.8 101.3 75.3 66.0 59.6
Malta 79.9 26.6 102.7 70.9 68.1 53.4
Last updated: 8 August 2016