In recent years, the Chinese government has introduced a series of favorable policies for the education industry, ushering in a golden era of investment in China's private education sector. Private education is currently in a fast growth stage, as the market is scattered but the demand is high with potentially lucrative profits to be made – thus that sector has a promising future. As residents' disposable income increases in mainland China, education spending has annually risen, creating a huge demand in the education market. From the investment perspective, because there is high and stable rate of return which is little affected by economic cycles, many institutional investors have discovered the education industry to be a preferred target area for asset acquisition and financial investment.
CFCG has been actively seizing the opportunities in the promising industry and focused on exploring, cultivating, investing in and operating quality education assets. While selectively developing segments that are fit for the predominant market trends of the education industry and unique characteristics of Chinese education demand, it focused on investing in benchmark assets and bolt-on assets in the segments of childhood education, K-12 education, vocational (training) education, and media and arts education. On the other hand, the Group is taking full advantage of the financial conditions and the resources of the financial sector to provide professional investment, M&A, and financing services. These efforts are intended to help improve China's education institutions to international standards and thereby achieving the goal of upgrading the overall industry. In addition, the Group has set up an education management company to more effectively integrate teachers, curricula, teaching materials, technology, and other assets in schools that it has acquired or invested in so as to increase their value and directly benefit the next generation and, ultimately, the nation.
In the future, the Group will continue to invest resources to establish channels to link high-quality education resources from home and abroad with its various education assets, with the aim of developing a diversified industrial chain and a platform for education operation, investment and financing with a "Chinese Perspective".