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

Korea, South  
Rank: 9 · Score: 83.8  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 51.8   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 1,630.7   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 31,492.1   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) -1.0   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 9 117, 117, 117, 117, 116 83.8
1 Economic Activity 7 117, 119, 119, 119, 118 89.4
2 Depth of Capital Market 6 116, 117, 117, 118, 119 88.3
3 Taxation 24 101, 97, 106, 102, 101 102.4
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 21 101, 101, 103, 105, 104 88.4
5 Human and Social Environment 21 98, 98, 98, 104, 104 48.8
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 2 123, 123, 123, 123, 123 97.5


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VC/PE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Korea, South  
Asia
 
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
Regional Peers Economic Activity Depth of Capital Market Taxation Investor Protection and
Corporate Governance
Human and Social
Environment
Entrepreneurial
Opportunites
Japan 93.6 89.2 102.9 94.0 60.5 94.5
Singapore 82.6 80.8 102.3 113.7 64.2 88.0
China 101.9 94.4 107.5 66.6 62.5 88.2
Korea, South 89.4 88.3 102.4 88.4 48.8 97.5
Hong Kong 79.7 87.9 100.0 109.7 56.7 78.8
Malaysia 84.2 80.1 98.0 96.6 42.9 72.7
Taiwan 85.5 82.2 103.7 87.1 52.1 55.4
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021