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

United Kingdom  
Rank: 2 · Score: 94.4  

Basic facts, 2017        
Population (millions) 65.4   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 2,617.7   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 40,026.6   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) 1.5   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 2 123, 123, 123, 123, 123 94.4
1 Economic Activity 15 116, 117, 119, 117, 110 91.3
2 Depth of Capital Market 3 120, 121, 121, 122, 122 91.7
3 Taxation 6 117, 117, 117, 118, 119 116.8
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 7 118, 118, 118, 117, 118 98.1
5 Human and Social Environment 5 121, 121, 120, 121, 120 96.2
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 2 122, 122, 123, 123, 123 92.9


 
Historic performance, 2014-2018   Key driver performance, 2018

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
United Kingdom  
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
United Kingdom 91.3 91.7 116.8 98.1 96.2 92.9
Germany 94.7 84.4 108.7 85.3 78.7 91.8
Denmark 81.5 73.0 118.7 95.4 96.6 84.3
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
Last updated: 3 Feb 2018