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

Ecuador  
Rank: 96 · Score: 29.2  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 17.3   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 99.2   M&A volume (quartile) 2nd
GDP per capita (US$) 5,726.9   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) -6.9   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 96 29, 29, 29, 29, 29 29.2
1 Economic Activity 62 62, 52, 71, 65, 63 72.2
2 Depth of Capital Market 97 30, 30, 30, 30, 28 11.5
3 Taxation 73 79, 76, 63, 52, 52 91.2
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 105 10, 12, 10, 14, 20 44.7
5 Human and Social Environment 100 13, 12, 14, 20, 25 23.3
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 91 27, 31, 37, 31, 34 36.9


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VC/PE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Ecuador  
Latin America
 
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
Regional Peers Economic Activity Depth of Capital Market Taxation Investor Protection and
Corporate Governance
Human and Social
Environment
Entrepreneurial
Opportunites
Panama 70.4 31.6 75.6 62.1 24.8 36.3
Jamaica 56.5 26.2 95.4 67.5 31.4 37.6
Uruguay 66.0 12.1 95.3 66.5 31.0 49.9
Ecuador 72.2 11.5 91.2 44.7 23.3 36.9
Bolivia 68.0 13.9 55.5 23.3 17.6 32.3
Dominican Republic 74.3 7.4 92.8 54.0 22.9 25.1
Guatemala 74.4 7.6 83.2 40.6 22.8 28.3
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021