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

Sweden  
Rank: 13 · Score: 81.0  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 10.3   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 537.3   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 52,023.4   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) -2.8   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 13 115, 114, 113, 113, 112 81.0
1 Economic Activity 36 100, 95, 93, 91, 89 81.3
2 Depth of Capital Market 17 108, 108, 109, 108, 108 79.0
3 Taxation 1 124, 124, 124, 124, 124 115.5
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 13 114, 115, 114, 113, 112 96.3
5 Human and Social Environment 14 112, 110, 109, 112, 111 53.2
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 6 118, 119, 119, 119, 119 90.0


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VC/PE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Sweden  
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
Germany 92.2 85.3 102.5 87.9 74.0 92.7
France 87.5 82.3 103.5 87.8 69.0 86.7
Netherlands 86.6 78.5 109.9 86.1 62.5 88.8
Sweden 81.3 79.0 115.5 96.3 53.2 90.0
Denmark 81.6 74.0 112.1 102.1 58.9 87.6
Switzerland 84.3 79.7 102.7 72.7 65.0 86.6
Finland 77.8 74.5 114.1 100.7 52.7 87.3
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021