UK education brands strategic partnership export to China
Overseas strategic investment into UK education brands
Source and qualify Chinese partners and investors
Partnership negotiation and strategy
Opco structure set up
Implementation and contract
Source and qualify investment targets
Match up with the best fit investor
Close the deal
The first and only mainland China-born British Diplomat (in Her Majesty’s Government), worked in China for 8 years between 2008 and 2016.
Worked at the Department for International Trade (formerly UKTI) for 15 years.
Led the business programme for all UK Prime Ministers’ visits to China between 2004 and 2008.
Developed and implemented UK government technology trade and investment strategy in China.
Passionate about Promoting mutually beneficial business relationships and economic growth in the UK-China education sphere.
Extensive knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture, business environment and etiquette.
Has Advised hundreds of British businesses on their China strategies and market opportunities, providing invaluable expertise and insight on governmental policies affecting education trade with China, and guidance on operating in a highly unique context.
Advisor to Sichuan Alliance for the Promotion of Excellent Education – social responsibility.
Vice President of UK Sichuan Business Association – social responsibility.
Worked on many university collaborative programmes in Australia, UK and China.
Now the international director at Chinese Political and Law University.
The founder of YF Education Group in the UK, and has strong connections with UK universities.
The business supports more than 3500 international students studying-to the UK every year.
Expansion of an existing international school in Shenzhen
30 bi-lingual schools to be set up across China
Completed: £35m investment into a top sixth form school in the UK
Completed £15m investment into a top independent school in the UK
Major investors ready and fund ready for similar investment projects
1. Initial factor-finding of interests and relevant plans of the UK school
2. Selection process to identify and select the best-fit investors
3. NDA & Introduction Agreement & Consultant Agreement signed
4. Arrange initial introduction and follow up meetings between the school and the investors
5. At request, advice on opco model if setting up in China
6. Advice on investment model and structure
7. Contract negotiation