In this webinar, our education partners Anip Sharma and Sudeep Laad discuss megatrends in Asia-Pacific’s education sector. The region’s diverse landscape paves the way for several unique opportunities across countries and sub-sectors. Learn more about the following:

  • Deal activity in APAC region has reverted back to pre-COVID-19 levels in 2022 (~USD 5.8B) with India drawing the highest share of investments (~USD 2.8B)

  • The decline in investments is primarily due to pullback in EdTech investments; core sector saw a modest decline

  • Long-term macro-outlook for the region remains positive with strong tailwinds for growth backed by positive consumer sentiment

The key themes to watch out for in 2023 are:

  • Recovery back to pre-COVID-19 growth levels for Core sectors, providing opportunity to 'buy-and build' platforms

  • Huge demand for upskilling fueled by digital skills gap; new age (often tech-enabled) models, both B2B and B2C, are emerging to address the demand with traditional universities also participating

  • Rebound in global mobility, aided by India and China, will drive demand for overseas education and related products and services

  • Temporary pullback in EdTech sector in Asia, but it remains severely underfunded; the sector will see greater consolidation and focus on unit economics

  • All eyes are on India with signs of regulatory easing; cautiously optimistic outlook for 2023 based on cherry-picking scaled assets

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