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

Ireland  
Rank: 19 · Score: 79.7  

Basic facts, 2017        
Population (millions) 4.6   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 304.8   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 66,265.0   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) 4.0   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 19 101, 107, 108, 108, 106 79.7
1 Economic Activity 30 57, 88, 95, 102, 95 84.3
2 Depth of Capital Market 40 74, 82, 86, 86, 85 63.1
3 Taxation 2 123, 123, 123, 123, 123 121.1
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 9 115, 116, 116, 118, 116 95.8
5 Human and Social Environment 9 120, 120, 118, 118, 116 92.1
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 21 104, 104, 106, 106, 104 80.7


 
Historic performance, 2014-2018   Key driver performance, 2018

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Ireland  
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
Norway 83.5 77.9 118.0 98.1 71.6 83.1
Switzerland 83.0 79.5 108.7 71.3 87.8 85.0
Finland 78.3 75.5 120.9 100.9 70.4 85.4
Ireland 84.3 63.1 121.1 95.8 92.1 80.7
Belgium 80.6 73.8 109.5 88.6 69.9 83.7
France 85.5 82.0 108.4 82.5 48.7 87.3
Austria 84.0 67.7 115.7 87.1 67.9 80.6
Last updated: 3 Feb 2018