The Venture Capital & Private Equity
Country Attractiveness Index
Alexander Groh, Heinrich Liechtenstein, Karsten Lieser and Markus Biesinger
United States  
Rank: 1 · Score: 100.0  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 321.6   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 17,937.9   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 55,775.7   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) 2.4   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
United States  
North America
 
Indicator Rank/Trend Score   Indicator Rank/Trend Score
1. Economic Activity 3 100.0   4. Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 9 100.0
1.1 Size of the Economy (GDP) 1 100.0   4.1 Quality of Corporate Governance 3 100.0
1.2 Expected Real GDP Growth 77 100.0   4.2 Security of Property Rights 20 100.0
1.3 Unemployment 38 100.0   4.3 Quality of Legal Enforcement 20 100.0
2. Depth of Capital Market 1 100.0   5. Human and Social Environment 4 100.0
2.1 Size and Liquidity of the Stock Market 1 100.0   5.1 Education and Human Capital 10 100.0
2.2 Total Trading Volume 1 100.0   5.2 Labor Regulations 1 100.0
2.3 IPOs and Public Issuing Activity 1 100.0   5.3 Bribing and Corruption 25 100.0
2.4 M&A Market 1 100.0   6. Entrepreneurial Opportunities 1 100.0
2.5 Debt and Credit Market 6 100.0   6.1 Innovation 2 100.0
2.6 Bank Non-Performing Loans 25 100.0   6.2 Scientific and Technical Journal Articles 1 100.0
2.7 Financial Market Sophistication 4 100.0   6.3 Burdens of Starting and Running a Business 47 100.0
3. Taxation 53 100.0   6.4 Simplicity of Closing a Business 21 100.0
3.1 Tax Incentives and Administrative Burden 53 100.0   6.5 Corporate R&D 2 100.0
Note: ↑ ( ↓ ) indicates a rank increase (decrease) over a five-year period.
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
World (out of 125) Rank/Trend Score   North America (out of 2) Rank/Trend Score
United States (selected) 1 100.0   United States (selected) 1 100.0
United Kingdom 2 95.5   Canada 2 94.3
Canada 3 94.3  
Singapore 4 93.3  
Hong Kong 5 92.7  
Australia 6 91.9  
Japan 7 91.8  
Note: ↑ ( ↓ ) indicates a rank increase (decrease) over a five-year period.
Last updated: 12 June 2016