The market for reliable, high-quality schools, universities, and training is growing rapidly across Asia. The region’s demographic dividend, upwardly mobile middle-class, and increasingly competitive labor environment has placed a premium on quality educational experiences. The market is well established in many tier one cities across Asia, but it continues to expand to keep pace with growing economies, while emerging markets in lower tier and developing regions continue to record high levels of growth.
Despite this high market demand, foreign investors still need to manage a number of challenges. Many countries in Asia place restrictive investment caps on the education industry, which affect business structures, planning, and service offerings. Meanwhile, regulations for the industry are rapidly evolving in response to higher levels of private sector investment, increasingly high-demands of consumers, and the need to incentivize subsectors that help countries meet development goals.
Dezan Shira & Associates has helped a wide-array of foreign investors successfully enter the education market in Asia: from studying the market, managing investments, and structuring the business model at the pre-investment phase to managing statutory compliances and maintaining best practices once operational. Dezan Shira & Associates is well-acquainted with the industry on a country-to-country basis, and positioned to help you manage your investment in this growing industry.