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

Nicaragua  
Rank: 116 · Score: 20.4  

Basic facts, 2017        
Population (millions) 6.1   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 13.2   M&A volume (quartile) Bottom
GDP per capita (US$) 2,159.5   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) 4.5   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 116 18, 17, 10, 9, 9 20.4
1 Economic Activity 90 30, 32, 32, 36, 35 64.1
2 Depth of Capital Market 116 18, 17, 16, 8, 9 6.0
3 Taxation 107 22, 23, 20, 21, 18 77.0
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 114 27, 17, 9, 9, 11 37.5
5 Human and Social Environment 119 39, 24, 9, 7, 6 21.7
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 108 28, 21, 11, 11, 17 29.5


 
Historic performance, 2014-2018   Key driver performance, 2018

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Nicaragua  
Latin America
 
 
 
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
El Salvador 66.2 24.0 102.1 38.0 27.7 34.1
Guatemala 77.2 8.8 88.1 50.7 31.7 41.9
Bolivia 73.9 21.1 52.0 25.3 24.5 22.9
Paraguay 70.5 13.3 85.2 43.4 18.5 33.4
Dominican Republic 70.1 9.4 98.2 47.4 30.0 32.0
Nicaragua 64.1 6.0 77.0 37.5 21.7 29.5
Venezuela 17.6 18.7 19.5 6.2 19.0 8.8
Last updated: 4 Feb 2018