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

Kenya  
Rank: 92 · Score: 38.2  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 46.7   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) 3rd
GDP (US$ billions) 62.0   M&A volume (quartile) 3rd
GDP per capita (US$) 1,326.5   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) 6.0   Private equity investments (quartile) 3rd
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 92 31, 32, 31, 32, 33 38.2
1 Economic Activity 124 0, 1, 1, 0, 1 20.5
2 Depth of Capital Market 85 33, 34, 33, 33, 40 27.8
3 Taxation 87 27, 28, 24, 41, 38 87.7
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 80 38, 39, 45, 53, 45 57.2
5 Human and Social Environment 64 52, 53, 61, 60, 61 46.9
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 71 56, 58, 58, 60, 54 50.8


 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Kenya  
Africa
 
 
 
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
Nigeria 75.9 28.9 49.7 52.8 27.3 53.0
Tanzania 93.3 30.6 71.3 56.8 34.0 31.7
Ghana 86.4 21.0 85.2 65.8 46.3 37.0
Kenya 20.5 27.8 87.7 57.2 46.9 50.8
Namibia 48.7 20.3 90.6 73.7 52.1 31.4
Malawi 78.3 18.0 84.3 55.1 38.0 27.1
Ivory Coast 83.3 12.9 58.6 54.2 52.8 35.7
Last updated: 8 August 2016