13 August 2012

Canada is very attractive for investors in venture capital

Canada is the second most favorable country to invest in venture capital and private equity, according to The 2012 Global Venture Capital and Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index.

Only the United States (score of 100) is ahead of Canada (96.8), who won a position on the latest edition from 2008.

In the 2012 edition, the study analyzes multiple factors in 116 countries to determine their degree of attractiveness for investments in venture capital and private equity.

The main criteria analyzed are the country’s economic activity, the depth of capital markettaxation, investor and corporate protectiongovernance,human and social environment as well as entrepreneurial culture andbusiness opportunities.

Canada stands out especially in regards of its capital market (2nd), its social environment (4th) and business environment (7th) and its tax rate (9th).

United Kingdom (95.1), Japan (93.0), Singapore (92.9), Hong Kong (92.2), Australia (91.9), Sweden (90.9), Germany (89.4) and Switzerland (87.9) rounded out the top 10.

The project is led by IESE Business School of the University of Navarra in Spain.

Source: The 2012 Global Venture Capital and Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index

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