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

United Kingdom  
Rank: 2 · Score: 90.3  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 67.0   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 2,708.2   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 40,406.1   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) -9.9   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 2 123, 123, 123, 123, 123 90.3
1 Economic Activity 6 118, 118, 118, 118, 119 91.1
2 Depth of Capital Market 4 121, 121, 121, 121, 121 91.1
3 Taxation 5 117, 117, 119, 119, 120 110.4
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 9 121, 121, 121, 121, 116 99.5
5 Human and Social Environment 3 122, 122, 122, 122, 122 72.8
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 5 121, 120, 120, 120, 120 91.5


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VC/PE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
United Kingdom  
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
United Kingdom 91.1 91.1 110.4 99.5 72.8 91.5
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
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021