Yuhua Education plots latest school IPO

The Henan-based private school operator plans to list in Hong Kong, following Wisdom Education’s debut late last month.

Private school operator China Yuhua Education started premarketing an initial public offering on Monday, potentially adding another name to the burgeoning sector in Hong Kong’s stock market.

Henan-based Yuhua will become the fourth Chinese school operator listed in Hong Kong, providing investors yet another choice in a sector often seen as a proxy for investing in China’s emerging middle class.

China’s education sector has become well-regarded among Hong Kong investors since China Maple Leaf Education listed its shares in November 2014. The shares of Maple Leaf and its listed peer Virscend Education have risen 67% and 95% respectively since their IPOs, while Wisdom Education has...

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