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

Cameroon  
Rank: 119 · Score: 19.2  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 26.5   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 39.9   M&A volume (quartile) 2nd
GDP per capita (US$) 1,504.8   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) 0.8   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 119 18, 11, 8, 7, 6 19.2
1 Economic Activity 79 60, 61, 49, 50, 46 68.5
2 Depth of Capital Market 122 15, 10, 7, 2, 3 4.1
3 Taxation 113 20, 16, 14, 13, 12 68.2
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 106 21, 21, 22, 22, 19 44.7
5 Human and Social Environment 107 16, 15, 13, 15, 18 22.0
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 110 16, 10, 9, 13, 15 25.0


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Cameroon  
Africa
 
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
Regional Peers Economic Activity Depth of Capital Market Taxation Investor Protection and
Corporate Governance
Human and Social
Environment
Entrepreneurial
Opportunites
Mali 61.3 5.4 80.6 44.9 25.1 22.1
Madagascar 60.2 5.7 87.6 43.6 21.0 23.4
Benin 62.3 4.4 62.5 49.0 31.2 20.5
Cameroon 68.5 4.1 68.2 44.7 22.0 25.0
Lesotho 16.0 6.3 81.9 57.0 27.2 15.5
Mauritania 50.1 4.7 86.4 41.0 18.4 13.9
Angola 69.7 4.2 74.1 34.4 11.8 14.7
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021