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

Jamaica  
Rank: 81 · Score: 45.3  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 2.8   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) 3rd
GDP (US$ billions) 14.0   M&A volume (quartile) 3rd
GDP per capita (US$) 5,025.1   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) 1.1   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 81 37, 39, 39, 47, 44 45.3
1 Economic Activity 106 19, 17, 17, 17, 19 70.2
2 Depth of Capital Market 91 29, 31, 29, 32, 34 23.0
3 Taxation 99 6, 26, 29, 26, 26 80.5
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 54 56, 51, 60, 71, 71 64.3
5 Human and Social Environment 36 82, 85, 88, 90, 89 62.4
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 63 52, 53, 61, 63, 62 53.6


 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Jamaica  
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
Ecuador 84.4 41.6 101.4 41.5 39.7 41.2
Uruguay 81.9 22.1 88.6 68.1 64.4 55.9
Panama 90.6 30.6 65.6 61.6 31.8 53.2
Jamaica 70.2 23.0 80.5 64.3 62.4 53.6
El Salvador 82.1 29.8 65.4 43.2 38.0 29.3
Dominican Republic 83.5 13.8 99.0 51.0 33.8 35.3
Bolivia 86.0 28.8 62.7 33.2 27.2 18.7
Last updated: 8 August 2016