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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