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

Ireland  
Rank: 24 · Score: 73.9  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 5.0   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 417.7   M&A volume (quartile) 3rd
GDP per capita (US$) 84,145.8   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) 3.4   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 24 106, 101, 105, 103, 101 73.9
1 Economic Activity 20 121, 81, 112, 110, 105 84.6
2 Depth of Capital Market 36 85, 85, 85, 86, 89 69.4
3 Taxation 2 123, 123, 123, 123, 123 114.4
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 10 117, 117, 117, 116, 115 98.8
5 Human and Social Environment 24 103, 103, 103, 100, 101 46.9
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 24 104, 104, 104, 103, 101 74.6


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VC/PE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Ireland  
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
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
Luxembourg 71.3 49.6 99.7 86.1 45.2 64.4
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021