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

Austria  
Rank: 22 · Score: 75.0  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 8.9   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 428.0   M&A volume (quartile) 3rd
GDP per capita (US$) 48,084.3   Venture capital investments (quartile) 3rd
GDP growth (per cent) -6.6   Private equity investments (quartile) 3rd
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 22 102, 103, 103, 101, 103 75.0
1 Economic Activity 31 88, 94, 91, 97, 94 82.1
2 Depth of Capital Market 40 86, 87, 87, 85, 85 67.1
3 Taxation 7 114, 116, 117, 117, 118 109.3
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 15 110, 110, 110, 110, 110 95.7
5 Human and Social Environment 18 102, 100, 101, 102, 107 50.9
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 19 109, 108, 108, 106, 106 82.0


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VC/PE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Austria  
Western Europe
 
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
Regional Peers Economic Activity Depth of Capital Market Taxation Investor Protection and
Corporate Governance
Human and Social
Environment
Entrepreneurial
Opportunites
Norway 81.6 75.7 107.9 101.6 50.4 82.2
Spain 80.3 80.7 106.3 83.5 52.9 75.5
Belgium 82.7 70.6 105.8 94.2 46.5 82.8
Austria 82.1 67.1 109.3 95.7 50.9 82.0
Ireland 84.6 69.4 114.4 98.8 46.9 74.6
Italy 83.9 76.4 101.2 64.4 45.6 74.9
Portugal 78.2 61.8 108.1 76.9 40.6 69.0
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021