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

Italy  
Rank: 27 · Score: 70.8  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 60.2   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 1,882.2   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 31,242.8   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) -8.9   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 27 99, 97, 98, 98, 98 70.8
1 Economic Activity 24 83, 86, 86, 93, 101 83.9
2 Depth of Capital Market 20 92, 91, 100, 102, 105 76.4
3 Taxation 30 91, 86, 97, 95, 95 101.2
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 67 67, 65, 63, 60, 58 64.4
5 Human and Social Environment 26 97, 99, 100, 99, 99 45.6
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 23 100, 100, 101, 101, 102 74.9


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VC/PE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Italy  
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
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
Cyprus 62.8 54.2 96.4 80.9 39.4 53.5
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021