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

Lesotho  
Rank: 120 · Score: 15.3  

Basic facts, 2017        
Population (millions) 2.2   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 1.9   M&A volume (quartile) Bottom
GDP per capita (US$) 867.9   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) 4.6   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 120 5, 5, 6, 6, 5 15.3
1 Economic Activity 125 2, 1, 2, 0, 0 13.7
2 Depth of Capital Market 121 5, 7, 7, 10, 4 4.6
3 Taxation 110 44, 39, 37, 16, 15 68.9
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 87 41, 46, 55, 50, 38 51.9
5 Human and Social Environment 62 66, 84, 91, 75, 63 46.7
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 119 6, 6, 6, 6, 6 15.9


 
Historic performance, 2014-2018   Key driver performance, 2018

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Lesotho  
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
Mali 64.2 5.4 81.4 46.2 32.0 24.2
Benin 57.3 4.3 58.4 42.6 33.0 24.3
Burkina Faso 15.2 6.3 73.2 42.4 39.5 21.7
Lesotho 13.7 4.6 68.9 51.9 46.7 15.9
Burundi 33.7 3.8 87.9 31.7 28.9 11.9
Mauritania 42.3 4.9 91.2 32.3 13.8 8.2
Chad 53.4 3.7 41.3 31.7 16.6 7.4
Last updated: 3 Feb 2018