August 26, 2021

Recent Updates and Overview of Foreign Investment in the Education Sector in Southeast Asia


With rapid economic development and rising income, there has been an increase in demand for high-quality education throughout Southeast Asia. As a result, private equity sponsors and strategic investors have expressed a growing interest in investing in the education sector in Southeast Asia across a broad range of services with particular focus on private K-12 institutions.

Mayer Brown has advised a range of clients on their investments in the education sector, particularly in Vietnam. Vietnam is an example of a country in Southeast Asia that has gradually liberalised regulations concerning foreign investments. In this article, we provide a summary of regulatory changes in Vietnam and Myanmar in the past several years, and a general overview on the private education sector in other countries in Southeast Asia.

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