Private Equity and Venture Capital in the World's Game
June 11, 2014
With the 2014 World Cup upon us, PitchBook decided to take a look at the private equity and venture capital landscape among the 32 tournament qualifiers, see how each group stacks up and determine which countries would make it into the knockout stage if we were using deal count to rank teams. What did we discover?
Since 2010, the year of the previous World Cup, PE and VC firms across the globe have invested in 29 of the 32 countries represented in this year’s tournament, spreading $1.5 trillion across 42,967 deals (through May 31, 2014). That total represents more than the combined 2013 GDP of all the Group F countries (Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria).
For more of our findings, including which countries would make it to the knockout stage based on deal count, and a detailed datagraphic, click here.