In this webinar, Sudeep Laad, Partner at L.E.K. Global Education Practice, discusses the mega-trends shaping the education sector across Asia-Pacific. The diverse landscape of the region presents opportunities for both investors and operators.

Key highlights from the session:

  • 2023 saw a growing momentum in deal activity (by 44%); Investment activity is now higher than pre-Covid levels (~USD 8.4B)
  • India, South East and East Asia attracted the lion’s share of investments (~USD 5.4B)
  • Long term macro-outlook for the region remains positive with the strong tailwinds for growth backed by positive consumer sentiment

Key themes to watch out for in 2024 are:

  • Core education sectors demonstrated strong demand; pre-COVID growth trajectory has fully subsumed and driven by accelerated participation from locals and Asian expats
  • International student mobility continues to show strong demand; India continues to be the fastest growing source market
  • Huge skills gap in digital and healthcare fields, present a sizeable opportunity for both traditional higher education and new-age upskilling providers
  • EdTech usage in supplementary education continues; era of Phygital with brick-and-mortar models adopting technology for specific use cases
  • All eyes are on India with sustained growth in demand and availability of scaled local platforms

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