SHENZHEN, China, September 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xunlei Limited ("Xunlei" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:XNET), China's leading provider of acceleration products and services, announced today that the Company, through its PRC subsidiary, Shenzhen Xunlei Network Technology Co., Ltd. has entered into a definitive agreement (the "Agreement") with PRC subsidiaries of Kingsoft Corporation Limited ("Kingsoft"), namely Beijing Kingsoft Cloud Network Technology Co., Ltd., Zhuhai Kingsoft Cloud Technology Co., Ltd., and Beijing Kingsoft Cloud Technology Co., Ltd., to acquire Kuaipan Personal and Kansunzi software (collectively the "Kuaipan Personal").
Pursuant to the Agreement, Xunlei will acquire business and assets in relation to Kuaipan Personal for an aggregate cash consideration of US$33 million. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close before the end of September of 2014. Kingsoft, through its wholly owned subsidiary, owns approximately 12% of the outstanding share capital of the Company.
"This transaction represents an opportunity for Xunlei to expand into the personal storage business, " said Sean Zou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xunlei. " It will further cement Xunlei's access to the mobile ecosystem of Xiaomi and its users and optimize the monetization potential of our efforts towards an efficient use of idle bandwidth and storage."
Xunlei Limited ("Xunlei") is one of the top 10 largest Chinese internet companies, with an average of approximately 310 million monthly unique visitors in June, 2014, according to iResearch. Xunlei is the No. 1 acceleration product provider in China as measured by market share in June 2014, according to iResearch. Xunlei operates a powerful internet platform in China based on cloud computing to provide users with quick and easy access to digital media content through its core products and services, Xunlei Accelerator and the cloud acceleration subscription services. Xunlei is increasingly extending into mobile devices in part through potentially pre-installed acceleration products in mobile phones and to living rooms through TV coverage. Benefitting from the large user base accumulated by Xunlei Accelerator, Xunlei has further developed various value-added services, including Xunlei Kankan, online game and pay per view, to meet a fuller spectrum of its users' digital media content access and consumption needs.
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