Myanmar 2017: Investments to chase consumer, tech, financial service themes

Photo: Juliet Shwe Gaung. Sule Pagoda in Yangon.

Myanmar has witnessed several region-focussed private equity funds, investment firms, VCs and even development organisations chasing deals centered around the emerging consumer space, technology and financial services in 2016

With a population of 54 million and GDP of about $65 billion, the country has been on the radar of foreign private equity firms since 2011. However, it is only now that the pace of investment seems to be picking up after the new civilian government took over reins in 2016.

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