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

South Africa  
Rank: 36 · Score: 64.8  

Basic facts, 2017        
Population (millions) 56.0   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 295.4   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 5,275.7   Venture capital investments (quartile) 3rd
GDP growth (per cent) 0.8   Private equity investments (quartile) 3rd
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 36 87, 88, 89, 91, 89 64.8
1 Economic Activity 114 33, 22, 23, 12, 11 48.5
2 Depth of Capital Market 16 108, 107, 110, 112, 109 78.8
3 Taxation 15 105, 105, 105, 107, 110 110.9
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 35 99, 100, 98, 99, 90 71.1
5 Human and Social Environment 81 16, 31, 34, 33, 44 40.1
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 35 93, 92, 91, 92, 90 66.3


 
Historic performance, 2014-2018   Key driver performance, 2018

   

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 48.5 78.8 110.9 71.1 40.1 66.3
Mauritius 60.9 57.1 102.1 80.2 46.5 47.5
Kenya 73.7 54.7 90.6 65.3 48.1 50.6
Morocco 78.0 52.5 107.2 60.4 25.5 52.8
Egypt 77.6 59.7 85.0 44.7 30.9 48.7
Tunisia 60.4 45.2 107.4 59.5 36.9 55.9
Nigeria 72.6 56.1 53.9 52.2 33.1 42.1
Last updated: 3 Feb 2018