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

Ireland  
Rank: 17 · Score: 82.2  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 4.6   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 230.8   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 49,876.3   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) 6.9   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 17 101, 93, 101, 107, 108 82.2
1 Economic Activity 26 44, 38, 42, 87, 99 91.1
2 Depth of Capital Market 41 77, 61, 76, 83, 84 62.7
3 Taxation 2 124, 124, 123, 123, 123 120.6
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 8 113, 115, 116, 116, 117 100.4
5 Human and Social Environment 7 114, 114, 120, 120, 118 98.0
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 21 102, 102, 102, 102, 104 83.3


 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

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
Finland 81.0 75.4 119.7 103.5 80.5 89.7
Sweden 90.5 79.9 121.7 96.7 64.0 89.2
Netherlands 89.8 78.2 116.1 87.4 75.1 89.1
Ireland 91.1 62.7 120.6 100.4 98.0 83.3
Belgium 86.2 73.2 109.0 90.3 75.0 86.1
France 87.4 82.7 108.9 84.5 50.5 88.1
Austria 87.5 67.5 112.6 90.7 70.3 82.7
Last updated: 8 August 2016