Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Co. Ltd. engages in the ownership of shares; coal mining; distribution and retail of pharmaceutical products; and manufacture of building products. The company operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries through the following segments: Investing Activities; Energy; Copper and Gold Operations; Corporate Advisory; and Property. The Investing Activities segment invests in cash, term deposits, and equity investments. The Energy segment engages in coal, oil, and gas activities. The Copper and Gold Operations segment includes exploration, mining, and processing of ore into copper concentrate, copper sulphide, and gold. The Corporate Advisory segment provides corporate advisory services. The Property segment involves property investment activities. The company was founded by Caleb Soul in 1872 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.