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

Malaysia  
Rank: 23 · Score: 74.8  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 32.7   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 336.6   M&A volume (quartile) 3rd
GDP per capita (US$) 10,306.1   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) -5.6   Private equity investments (quartile) 3rd
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 23 104, 104, 102, 104, 102 74.8
1 Economic Activity 23 109, 108, 109, 103, 102 84.2
2 Depth of Capital Market 15 111, 111, 111, 111, 110 80.1
3 Taxation 44 72, 80, 81, 81, 81 98.0
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 12 109, 109, 109, 112, 113 96.6
5 Human and Social Environment 31 92, 92, 91, 93, 94 42.9
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 26 101, 99, 98, 98, 99 72.7


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VC/PE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Malaysia  
Asia
 
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
Regional Peers Economic Activity Depth of Capital Market Taxation Investor Protection and
Corporate Governance
Human and Social
Environment
Entrepreneurial
Opportunites
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
India 92.5 85.4 95.3 75.8 43.7 58.8
Thailand 86.2 77.0 95.3 75.0 30.3 65.2
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021