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

Nicaragua  
Rank: 111 · Score: 24.6  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 6.1   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 12.3   M&A volume (quartile) Bottom
GDP per capita (US$) 2,026.8   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) 4.0   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 111 20, 20, 18, 18, 14 24.6
1 Economic Activity 81 54, 47, 46, 54, 44 80.7
2 Depth of Capital Market 108 18, 17, 17, 17, 17 8.6
3 Taxation 105 34, 27, 22, 23, 20 77.1
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 117 12, 19, 25, 16, 8 37.6
5 Human and Social Environment 116 14, 32, 42, 26, 9 25.4
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 104 32, 37, 37, 30, 21 32.0


 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

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 82.1 29.8 65.4 43.2 38.0 29.3
Dominican Republic 83.5 13.8 99.0 51.0 33.8 35.3
Bolivia 86.0 28.8 62.7 33.2 27.2 18.7
Guatemala 90.4 10.5 88.3 51.3 32.1 47.1
Paraguay 83.4 15.2 92.0 45.4 11.1 36.5
Nicaragua 80.7 8.6 77.1 37.6 25.4 32.0
Venezuela 70.5 22.6 20.4 7.0 16.9 13.8
Last updated: 8 August 2016