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

Lesotho  
Rank: 116 · Score: 22.4  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 2.1   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 2.0   M&A volume (quartile) Bottom
GDP per capita (US$) 919.0   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) 2.6   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 116 4, 6, 6, 8, 9 22.4
1 Economic Activity 114 12, 10, 7, 13, 11 60.1
2 Depth of Capital Market 121 4, 6, 5, 5, 4 5.2
3 Taxation 88 71, 43, 44, 39, 37 87.2
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 73 28, 37, 44, 45, 52 59.3
5 Human and Social Environment 34 65, 59, 66, 84, 91 62.7
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 118 5, 7, 6, 6, 7 21.8


 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

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
Madagascar 80.3 5.8 92.7 43.4 29.5 40.2
Mali 83.3 6.5 86.0 47.9 34.0 27.9
Mozambique 58.9 8.6 82.2 29.9 31.2 30.8
Lesotho 60.1 5.2 87.2 59.3 62.7 21.8
Zimbabwe 79.0 8.5 80.2 31.7 26.4 22.9
Burkina Faso 39.7 5.9 77.1 44.9 38.8 26.9
Benin 75.7 4.4 62.5 45.1 30.3 32.0
Last updated: 8 August 2016