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

Mauritania  
Rank: 121 · Score: 16.2  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 4.6   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 7.4   M&A volume (quartile) Bottom
GDP per capita (US$) 1,596.3   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) -3.2   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 121 5, 5, 5, 5, 4 16.2
1 Economic Activity 118 14, 12, 13, 7, 7 50.1
2 Depth of Capital Market 119 3, 7, 8, 6, 6 4.7
3 Taxation 84 14, 12, 21, 39, 41 86.4
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 112 14, 14, 17, 13, 13 41.0
5 Human and Social Environment 114 7, 9, 9, 10, 11 18.4
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 122 3, 4, 2, 6, 3 13.9


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Mauritania  
Africa
 
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
Regional Peers Economic Activity Depth of Capital Market Taxation Investor Protection and
Corporate Governance
Human and Social
Envorinment
Entrepreneurial Culture
and Deal Opportunites
Benin 62.3 4.4 62.5 49.0 31.2 20.5
Cameroon 68.5 4.1 68.2 44.7 22.0 25.0
Lesotho 16.0 6.3 81.9 57.0 27.2 15.5
Mauritania 50.1 4.7 86.4 41.0 18.4 13.9
Angola 69.7 4.2 74.1 34.4 11.8 14.7
Chad 57.1 4.0 53.2 37.4 17.0 7.2
Burundi 32.1 3.8 87.6 33.0 17.9 7.7
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021