The Hailiang Group was first founded as a small copper plant with an initial capital of 160,000 yuan ($24,140) in Zhuji, Zhejiang province in August 1989.
Through 27 years of development, it has become an international private-owned enterprise group, with total assets of 63.12 billion yuan and five listed companies home and abroad.
Hailiang Group has created its own industrial system, covering real estate, nonferrous metal trade, organic agriculture, hotels, capital investment and education.
Hailiang Education Group, founded in 1995, is the third-largest provider of private K-12 (kindergarten to grade 12) educational services in China, and had its initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq in 2015.
In 2015, Hailiang Copper annual metal production reached 120,000 tons, the first Chinese copper processing enterprise to have an annual output exceeding 100,000 tons.
The group ranks 133th in China's Top 500 enterprises, 16th in China's Top 500 private-owned enterprises, and third in Zhejiang province's top 100 enterprises.
The company is widely considered to have a strong sense of social responsibility.