China has one of the largest education markets in the world, at an estimated US$300 billion in revenues. The country has tremendous demand for high-quality private education offerings, and it has historically offered significant opportunity for growth across sectors.

However, 2018 featured regulatory headwinds for both operators and investors in some sectors while at the same time demonstrating strong growth for others. In this Special Report, the L.E.K. Consulting global education practice explores the critical themes facing the sector and asks: What are the segments most likely to be affected? In the coming years, where is the market going? And how should investors think about the opportunity in China’s most talked-about sector — edtech?

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