An International Comparison of Major Markets
source: eFront INSIGHT
The Nordics and Benelux are high risk-return LBO markets. The full value creation stories in younger LBO markets of China, Israel, Germany and Southern European LBO markets have yet to show up in the data. There is also still scope for significant performance changes in France, Spain and the US. Countries with VC funds that invested capital during the late 1990’s boom and that avoided the crash of 2000-2001 experienced the largest returns. VC funds in China generate exceptional performance combined with a low selection risk, but they are characterized by a low level of fund maturity. Italy is at the higher end of the risk-return spectrum, while Spain is at the lowest end. Among fully realized funds, US VC funds dominates at the highest end of the risk-return spectrum. However, the UK offers the highest risk-return among active funds.