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

South Africa  
Rank: 32 · Score: 67.5  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 54.5   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 312.5   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 5,735.0   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) 1.5   Private equity investments (quartile) 3rd
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 32 95, 94, 90, 90, 93 67.5
1 Economic Activity 113 15, 13, 13, 11, 12 60.8
2 Depth of Capital Market 18 106, 106, 108, 107, 107 79.2
3 Taxation 20 93, 95, 105, 105, 105 108.7
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 26 100, 99, 99, 99, 99 80.9
5 Human and Social Environment 91 48, 40, 16, 29, 34 35.7
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 32 93, 92, 94, 93, 93 68.8


 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
South Africa  
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
South Africa 60.8 79.2 108.7 80.9 35.7 68.8
Mauritius 78.8 55.0 102.0 83.0 60.2 50.6
Morocco 85.7 55.6 106.9 59.5 30.0 53.2
Zambia 81.9 39.7 91.0 66.1 55.1 48.1
Tunisia 71.7 45.4 107.8 58.7 37.5 56.2
Egypt 83.6 55.4 84.5 47.8 21.5 48.7
Botswana 64.7 32.8 86.8 69.1 55.2 33.0
Last updated: 8 August 2016