Kyle Stanford June 18, 2014
As the second round of group matches gets under way at the World Cup, we are continuing our look at some of them through PE and VC comparisons. On Friday, there is a big match in Salvador, Brazil between France and Switzerland, two neighboring countries sharing a border of 573km (356 miles) and a tie at the top of Group E. We compared the PE and VC industries within the countries to see what they looked like.
France is the overwhelming winner in every major category. According to the PitchBook Platform, a total of €45.67 billion has been invested into French companies since 2010, over 2.6 times the amount invested into their Swiss counterparts. France also holds major leads in funds closed, 91 to 27, total number of investors, 546 to 214, and total number of deals, 1987 to 287, in that time span.
It should come as no surprise that Switzerland, a mainstay in the financial world, received over €4 billion more in investments into the financial services industry, a total of €6.5 billion marking almost 40% of the total capital invested there.
Check out the datagraphic below (created by Jennifer Sam) for an entertaining look at France vs. Switzerland. Or request a demo of the PitchBook Platform to learn more about our international data. Also be sure to check out all of our World Cup content for interesting data and analysis on the countries vying for the title by clicking on our World Cup tag.