The Venture Capital & Private Equity
Country Attractiveness Index
Alexander Groh, Heinrich Liechtenstein, Karsten Lieser and Markus Biesinger
Switzerland  
Rank: 10 ↑ · Score: 85.7  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 8.2   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 668.5   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 81,860.3   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) 0.7   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Switzerland  
Western Europe
 
Indicator Rank/Trend Score   Indicator Rank/Trend Score
1. Economic Activity 34 89.8   4. Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 35 72.9
1.1 Size of the Economy (GDP) 20 77.8   4.1 Quality of Corporate Governance 116 29.5
1.2 Expected Real GDP Growth 109 90.9   4.2 Security of Property Rights 6 114.1
1.3 Unemployment 27 102.4   4.3 Quality of Legal Enforcement 7 115.2
2. Depth of Capital Market 15 80.4   5. Human and Social Environment 2 102.4
2.1 Size and Liquidity of the Stock Market 22 77.3   5.1 Education and Human Capital 1 125.2
2.2 Total Trading Volume 12 87.3   5.2 Labor Regulations 20 67.1
2.3 IPOs and Public Issuing Activity 30 55.6   5.3 Bribing and Corruption 6 127.7
2.4 M&A Market 25 60.7   6. Entrepreneurial Opportunities 17 86.0
2.5 Debt and Credit Market 34 86.8   6.1 Innovation 1 104.7
2.6 Bank Non-Performing Loans 7 102.3   6.2 Scientific and Technical Journal Articles 16 73.7
2.7 Financial Market Sophistication 1 107.9   6.3 Burdens of Starting and Running a Business 50 98.7
3. Taxation 22 108.1   6.4 Simplicity of Closing a Business 51 74.9
3.1 Tax Incentives and Administrative Burden 22 108.1   6.5 Corporate R&D 4 82.5
Note: ↑ ( ↓ ) indicates a rank increase (decrease) over a five-year period.
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
World (out of 125) Rank/Trend Score   Western Europe (out of 20) Rank/Trend Score
Japan 7 91.8   United Kingdom 1 95.5
New Zealand 8 88.7   Germany 2 88.6
Germany 9 88.6   Switzerland (selected) 3 85.7
Switzerland (selected) 10 85.7   Denmark 4 85.4
Malaysia 11 85.6   Norway 5 85.2
Denmark 12 85.4   Finland 6 85.2
Norway 13 85.2   Sweden 7 84.6
Note: ↑ ( ↓ ) indicates a rank increase (decrease) over a five-year period.
Last updated: 12 June 2016