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    [EN] Deutsche Telekom vende provedor Strato para controlador da 1&1 por €600M

    The acquisition will add more than 2 million customer contracts and almost 130 million euros in annual sales to United Internet's business.

    The Strato product portfolio ranges from domains, e-mail packages, complete website packages, webshops, servers, to online storage and individual high-end hosting solutions. The business operates from the company’s two own high-performance data centers in Berlin and Karlsruhe.

    By Maria Sheahan and Arno Schuetze

    FRANKFURT, Dec 15 German internet service provider United Internet has agreed to buy web hosting business Strato from Deutsche Telekom for around 600 million euros ($629 million) in cash, as the sector continues to consolidate.

    The acquisition will add more than 2 million customer contracts and almost 130 million euros in annual sales to United Internet's business.

    "The acquisition of Strato will enable us to expand our leading market position in the European hosting and cloud application business and drive the consolidation of a market which is currently still strongly fragmented," United Internet Chief Executive Ralph Dommermuth said in a statement on Thursday.

    The deal, to be done via a new holding United Internet recently formed with private equity group Warburg Pincus, values Strato at 12.4 times earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA).

    That is roughly in line with the multiple that U.S. peer Godaddy paid for Host Europe Group (HEG) earlier this month.

    Both United Internet and Deutsche Telekom had also been interested in HEG, but decided to pursue their own deal instead. Warburg will inject another roughly 50 million euros into the business applications holding as part of the Strato deal.

    Former Deutsche Telekom head Rene Obermann, who joined Warburg in 2015 and led the investor's negotiations, will join the supervisory board of United Internet's webhosting unit 1&1.

    United Internet is hoping to benefit from an expected push by Germany's swath of small- and medium sized companies to improve their digital offerings in the coming years by revamping their websites, adding features such as web shops, customer relationship apps and security tools.

    Potential further acquisitions in the fragmented European webhosting market are also on the agenda, a person close to the matter said.

    Some 566 million euros of the purchase price, to be paid in 2017, will be funded by a 350 million euro loan from United Internet and by equity capital to be provided by United Internet and Warburg Pincus, United Internet said.

    The remaining 34 million euros will be due at a later point subject to certain performance goals, it said.

    Shares in United Internet were up 5.2 percent by 1300 GMT, while Deutsche Telekom's were up 0.6 percent.

    JP Morgan advised United Internet on the deal, while Warburg Pincus was advised by Rothschild.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/deuts...-idUSL5N1EA1DK
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    United Internet acquires hosting specialist Strato

    Montabaur, December 15, 2016. United Internet AG today signed an agreement with the owner of Strato AG, Deutsche Telekom AG, regarding the acquisition of Strato AG.

    Based in Berlin, Strato employs over 500 people with operations mainly in Germany and the Netherlands and over 2 million customer contracts. Strato’s annual revenue for fiscal year 2016 is forecasted to be around EUR 127 million with anticipated EBITDA 2016 of around EUR 48.5 million.

    The Strato product portfolio ranges from domains, e-mail packages, complete website packages, webshops, servers, to online storage and individual high-end hosting solutions. The business operates from the company’s two own high-performance data centers in Berlin and Karlsruhe.

    The purchase price for 100% of Strato’s shares is around EUR 600 million and will be settled in cash. An initial amount of approx. EUR 566 million is payable after the expected closing in the first half of 2017. A further amount of up to EUR 34 million is due at a later point subject to certain performance goals.

    The acquisition of 100% of shares in Strato AG will be made via a holding structure to be established as part of the recently announced investment of Warburg Pincus* in United Internet’s Business Applications division.

    “The acquisition of Strato will enable us to expand our leading market position in the European hosting and cloud application business and drive the consolidation of a market which is currently still strongly fragmented. In future we will offer our customers products and services with even greater performance,” states Ralph Dommermuth, CEO of United Internet, in his summary of the reasons for the planned acquisition.

    “We are delighted by United Internet’s investment. The cultures of the two companies fit perfectly together,” commented Dr. Christian Böing, CEO of Strato. “We will use the resulting potential and synergies from the combination to drive growth in the hosting market and offer our customers even better products.”

    The share purchase is still subject to the usual approval by the German Federal Cartel Office (“Bundeskartellamt”).

    * WP XII Venture Holdings S.a.r.l., an affiliate of private equity funds managed by Warburg Pincus LLC (collectively: “Warburg Pincus”)

    https://www.united-internet.de/en/ne...st-strato.html

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    United Internet AG

    Each of our brands stands for added value and success. They enable us to target precisely all relevant user groups in our Access and Applications segments and to exploit existing market

    • 1&1
    • GMX
    • WEB.DE
    • mail.com
    • Arsys
    • Fasthosts
    • InterNetX
    • united-domains
    • home.pl
    • affilinet
    • Sedo
    • United Internet Media
    • 1&1 Versatel

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