The Venture Capital & Private Equity
Country Attractiveness Index
Alexander Groh, Heinrich Liechtenstein, Karsten Lieser and Markus Biesinger
10 Switzerland Score: 85.7
Previous: 9 New Zealand Next: 11 Sweden

Region: Western Europe — Capital: Bern — Language: German, French, Italian and Romansh — Currency: Swiss Franc

           

Population (millions) 8.1   IPO Volume (quartile) Q2  
GDP (US$ billions) 708.0   M&A Volume (quartile) Q1  
GDP Per Capita (US$) 87,389.6   Venture Capital Activity (quartile) Q1  
GDP Growth (%) 1.9   Private Equity Activity (quartile) Q1  
           

VCPE Country Attractiveness
— Click on each indicator to expand or collapse it —
  Rank
2011
Rank
2013
Rank
2015
Score
2015
Quartile
2015
VCPE Index
10
10
10
85.7
Q1
27
19
20
86.7
Q1
11
12
12
78.9
Q1
7
11
12
111.2
Q1
33
33
38
71.0
Q2
3
2
1
114.4
Q1
11
11
12
85.4
Q1

 

Key Driver Performance
— United States = 100 points —

Historic Development
— Separate VCPE, VC, and PE index time series —

Switzerland  
Western Europe

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
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Peer Group Comparison
— Green = high rank, red = low rank —
  1. Economic
Activity
2. Depth of
Capital Market
3. Taxation 4. Inv. Protection and
Corporate Gov.
5. Human and Social
Environment
6. Entrepreneurial
Opportunities
5
4
7
7
7
3
8
8
22
14
13
4
10 Switzerland (selected)
20
12
12
38
1
12
32
16
2
11
17
8
19
13
4
6
23
14
35
17
6
20
20
7
45
29
17
17
11
13