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

Switzerland  
Rank: 15 · Score: 79.5  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 8.6   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 747.9   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 86,921.3   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) -2.9   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 15 110, 110, 110, 110, 110 79.5
1 Economic Activity 22 105, 106, 95, 105, 103 84.3
2 Depth of Capital Market 16 109, 110, 110, 109, 109 79.7
3 Taxation 21 104, 103, 103, 104, 104 102.7
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 50 86, 87, 87, 81, 75 72.7
5 Human and Social Environment 5 119, 119, 119, 119, 120 65.0
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 14 111, 111, 111, 111, 111 86.6


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VC/PE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Switzerland  
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
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
Norway 81.6 75.7 107.9 101.6 50.4 82.2
Spain 80.3 80.7 106.3 83.5 52.9 75.5
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021