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

North America  
Rank: 1 · Score: 95.4  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 367.5   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 22,580.0   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 61,445.4   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) -3.6   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 1 124, 124, 124, 124, 124 95.4
1 Economic Activity 1 124, 124, 124, 124, 124 95.0
2 Depth of Capital Market 1 124, 124, 124, 124, 124 95.8
3 Taxation 3 122, 122, 122, 122, 122 100.2
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 2 123, 123, 123, 123, 123 101.5
5 Human and Social Environment 1 124, 124, 124, 124, 124 89.3
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 1 124, 124, 124, 124, 124 94.3


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
North America  
World
 
 
 
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
North America 95.0 95.8 100.2 101.5 89.3 94.3
Australasia 83.2 80.7 101.8 107.4 56.0 82.3
Western Europe 79.3 71.1 106.4 89.8 57.5 79.0
Asia 81.8 66.0 91.7 76.7 42.9 62.8
Middle East 71.9 54.5 88.9 69.3 36.6 51.8
Eastern Europe 68.6 45.5 95.1 71.2 33.9 55.8
Latin America 62.4 28.5 82.2 59.0 26.5 35.9
Africa 62.4 28.5 82.2 59.0 26.5 35.9
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021