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

Germany  
Rank: 4 · Score: 87.3  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 83.2   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 3,797.5   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 45,661.5   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) -4.9   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 4 122, 122, 122, 122, 121 87.3
1 Economic Activity 5 119, 120, 120, 120, 120 92.2
2 Depth of Capital Market 10 117, 116, 116, 116, 115 85.3
3 Taxation 22 107, 105, 104, 103, 103 102.5
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 22 108, 107, 107, 107, 103 87.9
5 Human and Social Environment 2 123, 123, 123, 123, 123 74.0
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 4 120, 121, 121, 121, 121 92.7


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VC/PE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Germany  
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
United Kingdom 91.1 91.1 110.4 99.5 72.8 91.5
Germany 92.2 85.3 102.5 87.9 74.0 92.7
France 87.5 82.3 103.5 87.8 69.0 86.7
Netherlands 86.6 78.5 109.9 86.1 62.5 88.8
Sweden 81.3 79.0 115.5 96.3 53.2 90.0
Denmark 81.6 74.0 112.1 102.1 58.9 87.6
Switzerland 84.3 79.7 102.7 72.7 65.0 86.6
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021