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

Switzerland  
Rank: 15 · Score: 82.2  

Basic facts, 2017        
Population (millions) 8.3   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 668.8   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 80,575.3   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) 0.7   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 15 115, 115, 115, 111, 110 82.2
1 Economic Activity 36 106, 101, 102, 105, 89 83.0
2 Depth of Capital Market 14 109, 112, 112, 111, 111 79.5
3 Taxation 20 104, 104, 103, 104, 105 108.7
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 34 88, 89, 90, 90, 91 71.3
5 Human and Social Environment 11 122, 122, 122, 113, 114 87.8
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 13 114, 114, 113, 112, 112 85.0


 
Historic performance, 2014-2018   Key driver performance, 2018

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Switzerland  
Western Europe
 
 
 
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
Sweden 86.0 79.7 124.1 94.2 63.7 87.6
Netherlands 88.3 79.2 116.5 83.4 69.9 89.6
Norway 83.5 77.9 118.0 98.1 71.6 83.1
Switzerland 83.0 79.5 108.7 71.3 87.8 85.0
Finland 78.3 75.5 120.9 100.9 70.4 85.4
Ireland 84.3 63.1 121.1 95.8 92.1 80.7
Belgium 80.6 73.8 109.5 88.6 69.9 83.7
Last updated: 3 Feb 2018