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

Korea, South  
Rank: 24 · Score: 76.2  

Basic facts, 2017        
Population (millions) 50.8   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 1,411.0   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 27,775.2   Venture capital investments (quartile) 3rd
GDP growth (per cent) 2.8   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 24 107, 106, 104, 104, 101 76.2
1 Economic Activity 8 120, 119, 118, 118, 117 93.5
2 Depth of Capital Market 26 99, 102, 104, 104, 99 73.8
3 Taxation 19 102, 101, 97, 96, 106 108.9
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 26 96, 94, 96, 98, 99 77.7
5 Human and Social Environment 61 90, 87, 65, 88, 64 46.8
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 9 118, 119, 120, 118, 116 87.2


 
Historic performance, 2014-2018   Key driver performance, 2018

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Korea, South  
Asia
 
 
 
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
Malaysia 91.8 81.3 103.8 86.7 75.9 79.3
China 113.5 89.4 111.3 58.3 55.2 81.4
Taiwan 86.6 81.1 113.5 76.7 61.5 70.5
Korea, South 93.5 73.8 108.9 77.7 46.8 87.2
Thailand 91.8 77.8 100.2 67.3 51.6 67.2
India 105.1 78.1 101.3 67.7 46.6 65.1
Indonesia 95.7 73.1 79.2 46.8 41.0 64.4
Last updated: 4 Feb 2018