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GoDaddy Inc. Announces Sale Of PlusServer

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — GoDaddy Inc. (GDDY), the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of the PlusServer business to funds advised by BC Partners, for an enterprise value of €397 million ($456 million USD). As part of the transaction, PlusServer will […]

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GODADDY COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF HOST EUROPE GROUP

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Host Europe Group (HEG). GoDaddy is now a market leader in Europe for small business cloud services.   “GoDaddy and HEG share a common mission of […]

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GoDaddy Acquires Host Europe Group, Becomes Market Leader In Europe For Small Business Cloud Services

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12/06/2016 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Host Europe Group (HEG) for €1.69 billion (US$1.79 billion), including €605 million paid to the selling shareholders and €1.08 billion in assumed […]

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Micro-businesses failing basic online health check due to lack of training

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5th September, London: Research has shown that 85% of micro-businesses in the UK lack basic digital skills, reporting that time, money and confidence are the biggest barriers to getting online. This has led to only around a third (38%) of them having a website; the lack of visibility rising for one-man-band businesses, only half of […]

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HEG named in Top Companies to watch out for in 2016

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In a recent article published by Trade Global Finance, HEG was named in the top companies to watch out for in 2016. In addition, Group CEO Patrick Pulvermuller was named as one of the 8 CEOs to watch in 2016. Here is what Patrick had to say: How is your company changing or making a […]

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HEG brands named best UK web hosts of 2015

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123 Reg and Heart Internet has been named first and second in TechRadar Pro’s top web hosts of 2015. 123 Reg was commended for its UK data centre operations as well as its low cost and feature rich products. Heart Internet was also commended for its UK data centre operations, ample space, bandwidth and volume of inbox’s.

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HEG Appoints Kate Cox as Group CMO

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HEG recruits Havas Media’s, Managing Partner, Strategy as its first Group CMO to work across all HEG brands across Europe 13th April 2015: HEG is today announcing the appointment of Kate Cox, Havas Media’s Managing Partner, Strategy, to the new board role of the first Group CMO across all of its European brands. Cox will […]

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HEG expands to Backup as a Service with Acronis Partnership

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London, UK, 24th March 2015 – HEG today announces its commercial partnership with world leading generation data protection provider Acronis, to deliver a new Backup as a Service (BaaS) product offering, specially designed to protect users’ files and applications on their home or work PCs. The Acronis platform will allow HEG to offer it’s more […]

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HEG and MarketGoo deliver DIY Web Marketing tools for Small Businesses

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5th February 2015: HEG has partnered with web marketing and search engine optimisation solutions provider MarketGoo, to deliver a web optimisation application specially designed for small and medium businesses. This partnership enhances HEG’s current range of services and offers customers a cost effective approach to increasing and improving their online visibility. The MarketGoo web based application […]

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HEG acquires intergenia, accelerating growth in managed hosting

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17th December 2014: Host Europe Group (HEG), Europe’s largest privately owned hosting provider has today announced the successful acquisition of intergenia for an undisclosed consideration. Launched in 1999, intergenia Holding GmbH is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of professional web hosting and server solutions. As a pioneer in the dedicated server hosting market, the company […]

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HEG expands Management Team

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HEG appoints Dr. Andreas Palm as CEO of Mass Hosting business division London, UK – 01/12/2014: Host Europe Group (HEG), Europe’s largest privately owned hosting provider has today announced the appointment of Dr. Andreas Palm as CEO of its Mass Hosting division. Dr. Palm brings with him a wealth of experience in the international hosting […]

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Host Europe Group acquires SaaS based company, Sign-Up.to

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London, UK, 21 August, 2014 – Host Europe Group has today announced the acquisition of Sign-Up.to, for an undisclosed consideration. This acquisition will further strengthen Host Europe’s position as a leading provider of enterprise solutions to small and medium sized businesses. Sign-Up.to, a web based email-marketing business, specialising in easy to use feature rich tools and […]

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Host Europe Group unveils state-of-the-art data centre

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LONDON, UK – 28.05.2014:  Host Europe Group (HEG), the largest privately owned hosting group and virtualisation provider in Europe, has today unveiled the first phase of its’ state-of-the-art data centre refit, after two years of construction. With an expected Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) measurement of 1.27, the new facility will be one of the most […]

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Oliver Hope Elected to Nominet Board

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LONDON, UK – 23/05/2014: Host Europe Group today announces that Oliver Hope, Finance and Operations Director for the group Domains team, has been voted to the Nominet Board of Directors. As a Non-Executive-Director, Oliver will help to drive the direction of the UK Internet Registry, which now manages over 10 million domain names. Oliver brings […]

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Host Europe Group acquires domainFACTORY – further enhancing its position as Europe’s leading hosting provider

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28th October 2013: Host Europe Group has today announced the successful acquisition of domainfactory, for an undisclosed consideration. domainfactory currently manages 1.1 million domains and serves approximately 173,000 customers – mostly in the small and medium enterprises and private professional market segments. This transaction follows the recent acquisition by Host Europe Group of Telefónica Germany Online Services […]

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Host Europe Group acquires Telefónica Germany Online Services GmbH (TOS) to further strengthen its Managed Hosting division

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Host Europe Group (‘Host Europe’ or ‘the company’), Europe’s leading hosting provider, has today announced the successful acquisition of Telefónica Germany Online Services GmbH (TOS), a subsidiary of Telefónica Deutschland, for an undisclosed consideration. This acquisition will further strengthen Host Europe’s position as a leading provider of enterprise hosting solutions to small and medium-sized enterprises, […]

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Cinven acquires leading hosting provider, Host Europe Group

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July 2013: Host Europe Group the largest privately-owned hosting group in Europe has today announced its acquisition by European private equity firm, Cinven, from Montagu Private Equity. Headquartered in the UK, Host Europe Group is a leading European provider of hosting and domain services to small and medium enterprises, with around 600 employees. They offer an […]

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Nominet Registrar Services selects Domainbox.com to run .wales / .cymru reseller platform

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London – 30th April 2013 – Domainbox.com, the cloud based wholesale domain name registration and management platform owned by the Host Europe Group, today announces its selection by Nominet Registrar Services Ltd (NRS), the subsidiary set up by Nominet to provide a reseller system for .wales and .cymru domains. .wales and .cymru are due to […]

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Host Europe Group helps SMEs prepare for new Generic Top Level Domain names

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April 2013: Host Europe Group, the group behind the UK’s largest domain registrar 123-reg, today announced the launch of BrandFortress, a domain management service, targeted at SME’s. Based on their wholesale domain platform, which was acquired in May 2012, BrandFortress delivers an easy Web 2.0 user interface and expert account management to SMEs, taking the headache […]

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Host Europe Group Selects Workspace Technology for Multi-Million Pound Data Centre Refurbishment

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January 2013: Host Europe Group, the largest privately owned hosting group and virtualisation provider in Europe, today announces a complete refit of its Leeds data centre that will make the facility one of the most energy efficient and resilient in the country. The data centre refit is being undertaken in partnership with Workspace Technology, a specialist […]

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