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

Korea, South  
Rank: 20 · Score: 80.8  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 50.6   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 1,380.9   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 27,280.8   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) 2.6   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 20 103, 107, 105, 104, 105 80.8
1 Economic Activity 5 107, 112, 120, 113, 120 96.0
2 Depth of Capital Market 22 103, 105, 102, 102, 103 76.1
3 Taxation 28 102, 102, 102, 101, 97 106.9
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 29 92, 96, 96, 92, 96 77.9
5 Human and Social Environment 38 93, 98, 91, 88, 87 62.0
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 6 117, 120, 119, 119, 119 89.6


 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

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
Hong Kong 92.0 90.7 104.8 107.9 96.4 83.4
Japan 95.1 87.4 105.5 93.5 88.4 94.8
Malaysia 95.7 83.7 99.6 90.6 70.9 86.8
Korea, South 96.0 76.1 106.9 77.9 62.0 89.6
Taiwan 89.9 80.8 113.8 82.3 56.1 80.8
China 108.4 86.7 110.6 57.8 50.9 75.9
Thailand 95.5 78.2 99.9 64.6 52.8 63.4
Last updated: 8 August 2016