21Vianet Group, Inc.

21Vianet Group, Inc.

21Vianet Group, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

2009

Headquarters

M5, 1 Jiuxianqiao East Road,Chaoyang District,Beijing 100016

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

2,220

Industries

IT Consulting & Services
Other Business & Consulting Services
Computer Software
Internet Software & Services

Company Description

21Vianet Group, Inc. is the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider in China. 21Vianet provides hosting and related services, managed network services and cloud computing infrastructure services, improving the reliability, security and speed of its customers' Internet connections through 21Vianet's Internet infrastructure. Customers may locate their servers and networking equipment in 21Vianet's data centers and connect to China's Internet backbone through 21Vianet's extensive fiber optic network. In addition, 21Vianet’s proprietary smart routing technology, BroadEx, enables customers' data to be delivered across the Internet in a faster and more reliable manner. 21Vianet operates in 42 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of more than 1,972 customers that span many industries ranging from Internet companies to government entities and blue-chip enterprises to small- to mid-sized enterprises.

Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer & President

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Vice President & General Manager of Northern China Region

Vice President & General Manager of Eastern China Region

Senior Vice President-Products & Marketing

Senior Vice President, Data Center Business Group

Vice President-Hosting Services

President of Microsoft Cloud Business Unit

Vice President-Capital Markets & Business Development

Board of Directors

Managing Director at Internet Society of China

Former Chief Financial Officer at Trina Solar Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer at Kingsoft Corp. Ltd.

General Manager at D-Link Corp.

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder at Yintech Investment Holdings Ltd.

Managing Director & Head of China at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

General Partner at The Synapse Partnership Ltd.

Chief Accountant at Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd.

Co-Founder at Meritech Capital Partners

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Temasek-IM is an active, long-term manager which takes stakes in regional or global companies with significant potential. The firm aims to build companies into profitable operations while promoting sound corporate governance. They do not involve themselves in commercial or operational decisions except to exercise shareholder voting rights and help companies recruit management. Their investment decisions are taken independently of the Singapore Government. Temasek-IM has a long term investment horizon and because they invest off their own balance sheet, they are not constrained by 'fund life'. As an owner investor, the firm is mostly invested in equities but do not set limits for geographies, sectors, or asset classes. Their global portfolio spans a broad spectrum of industries: financial services; telecommunications, media & technology; consumer & real estate; transportation & industrials; life sciences & agribusiness; as well as energy & resources. Temasek-IM invests in companies based in Singapore, Asia and the OECD countries.

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Dalton Investments employs a disciplined, value-oriented, global investment approach that is committed to capital preservation and long-term growth. Their strategies focus on investments in Asia, Global, and Fixed Income/Distressed Credit securities. The firm generally looks for less crowded areas of the markets with the objective of generating positive long-term returns on an absolute and relative basis. Dalton Investments invests and trades in securities and other instruments, including but not limited to stocks, bonds, notes, high-yield securities, options, warrants, rights, private claims, bank debt, sovereign debt, credit default swaps, derivatives, commodities, futures, options on futures and other securities and instruments of U.S and non U.S. issuers. Certain accounts may engage in short selling, margin trading and other investment and hedging strategies.

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Schroder Real Estate is an active, value-oriented manager which believes that the real estate market is imperfect and moves cyclically. They seek to achieve market outperformance by conducting detailed research and analysis of the real estate market and of selected investment opportunities. They manage a range of open and closed ended real estate funds offering core and value added strategies in single countries or regions, specific sectors or on a pan European basis.The firm constructs diversified multi-asset portfolios, focusing on assets which meet occupier needs and which can be managed to maximize rental potential while minimizing obsolescence and vacancies. They perform fundamental research, seeking to identify the sectors and assets which they believe offer the best long-term performance potential. Their dedicated property transactions teams provide the flow of investment deals enabling fund managers to concentrate on the generation of investment performance through asset management initiatives.Portfolio risk and investment performance is monitored by separate fund committees and via Schroders' Group Investment Risk Framework. All investment decisions are subject to investment committee ratification. Schroder Real Estate Investment regularly reviews strategy, portfolio construction, individual asset plans and legislative and environmental investment considerations.

Recent Transactions
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21Vianet Group, Inc. purchases Dermot Holdings Ltd. from DYXnet Holdings Ltd.

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21Vianet Group, Inc. purchases Sichuan Aipu Network Co., Ltd.

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21Vianet Group, Inc. issued American Depositary Shares

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Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Former Chief Financial Officer at 21Vianet Group, Inc.

Publicist

Professional at ICR LLC

Publicist

Professional at ICR, Inc.

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Founded in November, 1998, Tencent has grown into one of China's largest and most used Internet service portal. Since its establishment over the last decade, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies. On June 16, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It is Tencent's mission to enhance the quality of human life through Internet services. Presently, Tencent is providing value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services". Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China – QQ (QQ Instant Messenger), QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone, 3g.QQ.com, SoSo, PaiPai and Tenpay – have brought together China's largest Internet community, to meet the various needs of Internet users including communication, information, entertainment, e-commerce and others. As of Sep 30, 2011, the active QQ users accounts for QQ IM amounted to 711.7 million while its peak concurrent users reached 145.4 million. The development of Tencent has profoundly influenced the ways hundreds of millions of Internet users communicate with one another as well as their lifestyles. It also brings possibilities of a wider range of applications to the China’s Internet industry. Looking forward, Tencent remains committed to enhancing its development and innovation capabilities while strengthening its nationwide branding for its long term development. More than 50% of Tencent employees are R&D staff. Tencent has obtained patents relating to the technologies in various areas: instant messaging, e-commerce, online payment services, search engine, information security, gaming, and many more. In 2007, Tencent invested more than RMB100 million in setting up the Tencent Research Institute, China's first Internet research institute, with campuses in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. The institute focuses on the self-development of core Internet technologies, in pursuing its development and innovation for the industry. Tencent's long term vision is to become the most respected Internet enterprise. In order to fulfill corporate social responsibilities and to promote civil Internet communities, Tencent has been actively participating in public charity programs. In 2006, Tencent inaugurated the Tencent Charity Fund, the first charity foundation set up by a Chinese Internet enterprise, and the public charity website gongyi.qq.com. The website focuses on youth education, assisting impoverished communities, care for the disadvantaged, and disaster relief. Tencent has currently begun a number of public charity projects across China. It strives to help build a harmonious society and to become a good corporate citizen

HomeCorporate Information>Business Overview Since having commercially launched our first office application software, WPS 1.0 in 1989, Kingsoft Corporation Limited has now become a leading internet based software developer, distributor and service provider in China, based on market share. We leverage our comprehensive software development platform to offer a wide range of innovative entertainment, internet security and application software. We believe we have one of the largest in-house entertainment, internet security and application software research and development teams in China. We have self-developed the majority of our entertainment software, internet security software and substantially all of our application software products. Our product development and support operations are focused on enhancing the user experience of our customers. We have successfully transformed to utilize the Internet as an efficient and relatively secure channel to market and distribute our existing and new software products. While our users are primarily located in China, we also offer certain entertainment software products in Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and the United States and certain application software and internet security software products in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Thailand and Vietnam. The fast-changing Internet sector is full of challenges and opportunities. In recent few years, our Board and management team have sped up the transformation of the Group by restructuring our entertainment, internet security and application software businesses step by step. The Group has also introduced internet-oriented top talents to our management team to keep the Group leaner, more agile and energetic

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. Operates as an interactive entertainment media company offering online entertainment content on an integrated service platform. The firm offers its quality entertainment content through its subsidiaries and affiliates, including Shanda Games, Shanda Literature, Ku6, and other online community and business units. The company was founded by Tianqiao Chen and Qian Qian Luo in November 1999 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$646M
Total Enterprise Value
$1.07B
Earnings Per Share
$-0.28
Revenue
$514M
Net Profit
$-31M
EBITDAMargin
25.09%
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-3.86%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
9.9%
EBITDA
$129M
Total Equity
$781M
Total Debt
$476M
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
8.29x
TEVNet Income
-34.48x
Debt TEV
0.45x
Enterprise Value Sales
2.08x
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M87, Inc. operates as a wireless network infrastructure software company. It develops software that enhances connection speeds on smartphones by automatically routing to faster data paths. The company was founded by Vidur Bhargava, Peter Feldman, David Hampton, and Matt Hovis in 2010 and is headquartered in Bellevue, WA.

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Xiaomi, Inc., a subsidiary of Xiaomi Corp., is a Chinese company. The firm develops and manufactures smart phones and internet television & software products.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Shellanoo Group

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MeriTech Capital Partners provides late-stage venture capital to information technology and medical technology companies including companies in the communications, software and services, enterprise infrastructure, semiconductors and components, consumer Internet and media and medical devices and services industries. The firm invests globally.

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China Telecom Corp. Ltd. engages in the provision of wireline and mobile telecommunications services. Its products and services include voice, Internet, telecommunications network resource services and lease of network equipment, information and application services, and other related services. The company was founded on September 10, 2002 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Microsoft Corporation Appliances & Electronics | REDMOND, WA

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. Its products includes operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; and video games. It also offers personal computers, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, other intelligent devices, and related accessories. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment is comprised of products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses the products and services such as windows operating system, devices, gaming platform, and search engines. The company was founded by William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

SVB Financial Group Retail & Commercial Banking | SANTA CLARA, CA

SVB Financial Group provides diversified financial services to emerging, growth and established technology companies and the life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine markets. Through its focus on specialized markets and extensive knowledge of the people and business issues driving them, SVB Financial Group provides a level of service and partnership that measurably impacts its clients' success. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company offers its clients commercial, investment, merchant and private banking, as well as value-added services using its knowledge and networks. Founded in 1983, SVB Financial Group serves clients around the world through 26 domestic offices, and international subsidiaries in the U.K., Israel, India and China, and an extensive network of relationships with venture capitalists worldwide. With solid understanding of the true risks and rewards faced by companies in dynamic markets, the company is widely recognized for its ability to develop innovative approaches to meet the unique financial needs of its clients. SVB Financial Group began serving the technology and life science markets at a time when they were not well-understood by the financial services industry and when many of the leading companies in these industries were just getting started. At that time, many of these companies had yet to show profits and were not considered creditworthy by local community or regional banks. Over nearly three decades, SVB Financial Group has become one of the most respected names in the financial services industry. The company has created innovative solutions for some of the world's most successful technology and life sciences companies. These companies face unique challenges and require special services, such as finding the right venture capitalist or angel investor, securing capital to support rapid growth, or driving overseas expansion. SVB Financial Group offers products and services specifically tailored to meet our clients' needs at every stage of corporate growth. SVB Financial Group's businesses include Silicon Valley Bank, SVB Capital, SVB Analytics and SVB Private Bank. Today, SVB Financial Group has more than 1,400 employees and $19.4 billion in total assets. The company operates offices throughout Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, Menlo Park — the center of California's venture capital community, Palo Alto and Pleasanton. Other regional offices within California include Irvine, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, St. Helena, and Sherman Oaks. Across the country, SVB Financial Group operates in Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Beaverton, Oregon; Broomfield, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Minnetonka, Minnesota; Morrisville, North Carolina; New York, New York; Newton, Massachusetts; Radnor, Pennsylvania; Salt Lake City, Utah; Seattle, Washington; Tempe, Arizona; and Vienna, Virginia. International subsidiaries are located in Bangalore, India; Mumbai, India; Herzliya Pituach, Israel; Beijing, China, Shanghai, China; and London, United Kingdom

Competitors
PCCW Ltd. IT Consulting & Services

PCCW Limited (PCCW) is a Hong Kong-based company which holds interests in telecommunications, media, IT solutions, property development and investment, and other businesses. The Company holds a majority interest in HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider. HKT meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sale, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers. PCCW also owns a fully integrated multimedia and entertainment group in Hong Kong, which includes a highly successful IPTV operation, now TV. As the provider of Hong Kong's first quadruple-play experience, PCCW offers a range of innovative media content and services across four delivery platforms – fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile. Also wholly-owned by the Group, PCCW Solutions is a leading information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing provider in Hong Kong and mainland China. In addition, PCCW holds a majority interest in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, and overseas investments including the wholly-owned UK Broadband Limited

Tencent Holdings Ltd. Internet Software & Services - Shenzhen, GD

Founded in November, 1998, Tencent has grown into one of China's largest and most used Internet service portal. Since its establishment over the last decade, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies. On June 16, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It is Tencent's mission to enhance the quality of human life through Internet services. Presently, Tencent is providing value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services". Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China – QQ (QQ Instant Messenger), QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone, 3g.QQ.com, SoSo, PaiPai and Tenpay – have brought together China's largest Internet community, to meet the various needs of Internet users including communication, information, entertainment, e-commerce and others. As of Sep 30, 2011, the active QQ users accounts for QQ IM amounted to 711.7 million while its peak concurrent users reached 145.4 million. The development of Tencent has profoundly influenced the ways hundreds of millions of Internet users communicate with one another as well as their lifestyles. It also brings possibilities of a wider range of applications to the China’s Internet industry. Looking forward, Tencent remains committed to enhancing its development and innovation capabilities while strengthening its nationwide branding for its long term development. More than 50% of Tencent employees are R&D staff. Tencent has obtained patents relating to the technologies in various areas: instant messaging, e-commerce, online payment services, search engine, information security, gaming, and many more. In 2007, Tencent invested more than RMB100 million in setting up the Tencent Research Institute, China's first Internet research institute, with campuses in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. The institute focuses on the self-development of core Internet technologies, in pursuing its development and innovation for the industry. Tencent's long term vision is to become the most respected Internet enterprise. In order to fulfill corporate social responsibilities and to promote civil Internet communities, Tencent has been actively participating in public charity programs. In 2006, Tencent inaugurated the Tencent Charity Fund, the first charity foundation set up by a Chinese Internet enterprise, and the public charity website gongyi.qq.com. The website focuses on youth education, assisting impoverished communities, care for the disadvantaged, and disaster relief. Tencent has currently begun a number of public charity projects across China. It strives to help build a harmonious society and to become a good corporate citizen

Baidu Schools & Student Services - Beijing, BE

Baidu was founded in 2000 by Internet pioneer Robin Li, creator of visionary search technology Hyperlink Analysis, with the mission of providing the best way for people to find what they’re looking for online. Over the past decade we have strived to fulfill this mission by listening carefully to our users’ needs and wants. To provide intelligent, relevant search results for the tens of billions of queries that are entered into our search platform every day, we focus on powering the best technology optimized for up-to-date local tastes and preferences. Our deep understanding of Chinese language and culture is central to our success and this kind of knowledge allows us to tailor our search technology for our users’ needs. Just to cite one example, we believe there are at least 38 ways of saying "I" in the Chinese language. It is important that we recognize these nuances to effectively address our users’ requests. We provide our users with many channels to find and share information. In addition to our core web search product, we power many popular community-based products, such as Baidu PostBar, the world’s first and largest Chinese-language query-based searchable online community platform, Baidu Knows, the world’s largest Chinese-language interactive knowledge-sharing platform, and Baidu Encyclopedia, the world’s largest user-generated Chinese-language encyclopedia, to name but a few. Beyond these marquee products we also offer dozens of helpful vertical search-based products, such as Maps, Image Search, Video Search, News Search, and many more. We power these through our cutting-edge technology, continually innovating to enhance these services. Our new Box Computing Open Platform brings users deep-linked content and even applications they can use directly through their search box. We believe that Box Computing will dramatically improve people’s search experience and become ubiquitous across all Internet devices including computers and mobile platforms. In addition to serving individual users, we also serve as a media platform for online marketing customers. Our business model is mainly based on a performance-oriented marketing platform for businesses to cost effectively reach relevant Internet users. We offer performance-based online marketing services and display advertisements through both Baidu organic websites and our affiliated websites (our Union business). Our affiliated websites lead traffic to us through integrating a Baidu search box into their sites and/or by displaying relevant contextual promotional links for our customers. The majority of our revenue is derived from performance-based online marketing services and our customers pay on a cost per click basis – that is, our customers only pay when their paid-link is clicked through and they get the “lead”. Our goal is to give our customers an online marketing platform that has a wide range of functions which they can use to meet their marketing needs and an extensive selection of tools for managing their accounts as well as data for analyzing and optimizing ROI. To best serve our customers, our sales efforts consist of direct sales teams in first tier cities and third-party distributors in lower tier cities. This allows us to better penetrate each market and tailor our support and personal interaction based on customers’ needs. Today, our online marketing platform serves hundreds of thousands of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and many branded multinational customers. The measurable ROI offered by our online marketing platform has made it one of the most effective marketing platforms for companies targeting the Chinese market. We will continue to strive to provide an extra level of value-added sales and customer service to address a wide range of customer needs. Our focus is to help the market continue to develop and educate the many companies who don’t understand the benefits of search engine marketing so that we can help them grow their businesses.

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