The World’s Most Attractive Venture Capital and Private Equity Destinations

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IESE has launched the 2011 edition of its Global Venture Capital and Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index study, which measures the relative attractiveness of a country for investors in Venture Capital (VC) and Private Equity (PE) limited partnerships.

Investors in Venture Capital and Private Equity (VC/PE) funds have a key objective: to get access to transactions with satisfying risk and return ratios. They look globally to achieve their goals, and often set their sights on emerging regions.

To find prime investment opportunities, investors generally look several years down the road and focus on specific factors such as economic activity (GDP, inflation rate, unemployment rate); size and liquidity of capital markets; taxation; investor protection and corporate governance; the human and social environment (including human capital, labor market policies and crime); and entrepreneurial culture and opportunities (including innovation capacity, the ease of doing business and the development of high-tech industries).

The idea behind the Global Venture Capital and Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index is to take into account all of these factors across different nations and to determine the relative positioning of particular economies and regions in terms of their  attractiveness for investment in VC/PE assets.

For more information and to download the study, visit the IESE website.