Evergrande Group

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Evergrande Group
恒大集团
Public (SEHK3333)
Industry Real estate
Founded 1996
Founder Xu Jiayin (Hui Ka Yan)
Headquarters Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Area served
China
Key people
Xu Jiayin (Chairman)
Website www.evergrande.com

The Evergrande Group or the Evergrande Real Estate Group (previously Hengda Group) is China’s second-largest property developer by sales. It is based in southern China's Guangdong Province, and sells apartments mostly to upper and middle-income dwellers.

History[edit]

Formerly called the Hengda Group, Evergrande was founded by Xu Jiayin in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in 1996.

In October 2009 the company raised $722 million in an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.[1]

The group bought football club Guangzhou Evergrande F.C. in 2010 and invested heavily, and under Marcello Lippi they won the 2013 AFC Champions League. The group has a mineral water brand Evergrande Spring (恒大冰泉)[2] and a football tutoring school.

In recent years Chinese property developers like Evergrande and Dalian Wanda have made forays into "alternative, income-generating businesses away from the property market". For example, Evergrande has expanded into solar panels, pig farming, agribusiness, and baby formula.[3]

Operations[edit]

The firm now has projects in over 100 cities in the country. It is one of the ten largest real estate developers in Mainland China, and one of the five largest real estate developers in Guangdong Province, the other four being Country Garden, Guangzhou R&F Properties, Hopson Development, and Agile Property.

It currently owns 45.8 million sqm of development land and real estate projects in 22 cities (Guangzhou, Tianjin, Shenyang, Wuhan, Kunming, Chengdu, Chongqing, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Changsha, Nanning, Xian, Taiyuan, Guiyang, etc.) in Mainland China, which ranks second among the Mainland real estate developers, just after Country Garden.[4]

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma has a minority share of the company.

As of 2013, owner Xu Jiayin was the fifth richest Chinese man, worth $7.2 billion.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Or, Amy (October 30, 2009). "Evergrande Gets $722 Million". Wall Street Journal. 
  2. ^ 恒大冰泉概览
  3. ^ Josh Noble; Gabriel Wildau (January 15, 2015). "Dalian Wanda changes property strategy after IPO". Financial Times. 
  4. ^ "Evergrande launches IPO with generous terms", Finance Asia
  5. ^ [1], Zeenews

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