BEIJING, Aug. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 21Vianet Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: VNET) (“21Vianet” or the “Company”), a leading carrier- and cloud-neutral internet data center services provider in China, today announced that Mr. Josh Sheng Chen, the Company’s Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board, has informed the Company that Beacon Capital Group Inc., a company controlled by Mr. Chen, has entered into agreements with Tuspark Innovation Venture Limited (“Tuspark”), pursuant to which Beacon Capital Group Inc. will purchase from Tuspark 17,140,898 Class A ordinary shares of the Company for an aggregate purchase price of approximately US$50 million. The purchase price will be at US$2.917 per ordinary share, or US$17.502 per American depository share (“ADS”).
Mr. Chen also made the following comment, “As announced earlier in the year, Tuspark and I have had discussions on their exit from their financial investment in 21Vianet. With this agreement, I will be increasing my shareholding as a further demonstration of my full confidence in the Company’s long term prospects.”
Mr. Cai Xiaowei, President of Tus-Holdings, commented, “This sale of shares is consistent with the plans as laid out in the ongoing consent solicitation process as announced by Tuspark Forward Ltd to its various stakeholders.”
21Vianet Group, Inc. is a leading carrier- and cloud-neutral Internet data center services provider in China. 21Vianet provides hosting and related services, including IDC services, cloud services and business VPN services to improve the reliability, security and speed of its customers' Internet infrastructure. Customers may locate their servers and equipment in 21Vianet's data centers and connect to China's Internet backbone. 21Vianet operates in more than 20 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of over 6,000 hosting and related enterprise customers that span numerous industries ranging from Internet companies to government entities and blue-chip enterprises to small- to mid-sized enterprises.
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