The opportunity to invest in PrivateVPN presented a unique situation to acquire the fastest-growing private VPN product worldwide and is an important addition to our growing portfolio. Alongside the Group’s other licensed security product offerings, this acquisition provides a foundation for building out a broader security product portfolio within Miss Group to support our growing international customer base.
CloudAccess is a growing web hosting provider with an impressive client base that will help us expand our reach across North America. Its specialist WordPress knowledge and capabilities are an excellent strategic fit with Seravo that will further strengthen our global WordPress service offering across the Group, as well as opening our international network of technical expertise, products and services to CloudAccess’ current customers to support their businesses as they grow.
CloudNet has established a fantastic reputation in the Swedish market, not only for its knowledge base and expertise but also for its customer service-led approach to supporting SME customers as their businesses grow. This is an approach that resonates with Miss Group’s own customer service-oriented model and where CloudNet’s expertise will complement our offering.
As one of the largest web hosting providers in Switzerland, Hoststar has built an impeccable reputation with both staff and customers for its market-leading services. As part of Miss Group, Hoststar will have access to our international network of expertise and robust technical knowledge, as well as a broader range of products and services to offer its customers.
Growing Miss Group’s presence in Switzerland and surrounding regions is a key part of our ongoing international growth and follows the launch of Hostek Sverige earlier this month to support our enterprise hosting customers across the Nordics. The combined acquisition will cement Miss Group’s position as a market leader in Switzerland, providing best-in-class hosting, domain and other web services to SME businesses across the country.
It’s an honor to be recognized by Red Herring as one of its Top 100 leading European businesses. Miss Group has had another successful year of growth, completing a further four acquisitions across mainland Europe including ADW Europe, Seravo, MMD Networks and Pickaweb, as part of our ambitious buy-and-build strategy. We intend to continue to strengthen our position in 2022 as one of the fastest growing shared web hosting companies in the world, offering best-in-class hosting, domain and other web services to our international customer base.
Miss Group is on an ambitious growth journey and as part of that growth we want to ensure that we continue to offer our customers the best-in-class hosting, domain and other services, wherever they are in the world.
Hostek is a well-known brand with an impressive track record and an excellent reputation in the marketplace. The decision to merge two of our leading enterprise hosting brands in Sweden under Hostek Sverige ensures that we’re well placed to capture greater global market share and increase efficiencies in every aspect of business for our growing customer base.
Miss Group has invested in creating a fresh identity for Hostek as part of this consolidation, which combines the considerable expertise of all three businesses under one enterprise. With Hostek and Hostek Sverige, we will be able to offer our customers a top-level hosting company that can accommodate all their needs and offer an even greater range of products and services.
With an impressive and established track record spanning more than 20 years, ADW Europe SL’s capability to deliver excellent services to clients both in Spain and internationally, combined with its deep-rooted knowledge of web hosting and other services, will support our growth in Spain and other markets as part of our ongoing international growth.
“With an experienced local management team in Profesional Hosting, we expect the integration process to be a smooth one that will further strengthen Miss Group’s service offering as a best-in-class provider of hosting, domain and other web services that our customers require.
At ADW we’ve always operated with a clear focus on continuous improvement and the satisfaction of our clients. It was crucial for us to find a business that shares our customer-first approach and values, and we’ve found that in Miss Group. We’re extremely pleased to be joining Profesional Hosting as part of Miss Group to enhance the breadth and depth of services and support we can offer to our customers.
We have continued to accelerate our growth with a bold buy-and-build strategy that has significantly increased our global customer network. With David’s impressive track record of working with scalable online businesses, bringing new products to market at pace to serve international customers bases, it was clear that his experience and skills set were the right fit for our business.
David has already proactively demonstrated his ability to find solutions that meet our business’ strategic objectives and our customers’ needs, and his contribution will be crucial to achieving our future growth plans.
The impressive entrepreneurial drive of Miss Group’s team, combined with the unique opportunity to build strong brands across multiple geographical regions, made a very compelling offer.
I believe Miss Group is extremely well positioned to continue its fast-paced growth and I look forward to consolidating its local marketing activity to build a robust global marketing strategy with an emphasis on ROI-driven marketing and a focus on continued profitable growth.
Seravo has developed a high growth, scalable, recurring revenue business model with an impressive track record, and Miss Group is well positioned to sell Seravo’s WordPress SaaS product and services into our global customer network.
Seravo has built an impeccable reputation as one of the world’s fastest WordPress server providers which will further strengthen Miss Group’s service offering as the best-in-class provider of hosting, domain and other web services that our customers require. Together with the Euronic and MMD brands, our synergies across the group will establish a new market leader in Finland, accelerating growth and boosting profitability.
As Seravo has become the market leader in its WordPress focused category in Finland, our natural next step is to replicate the success internationally under the wings of Miss Group, for the benefit of all of their existing and future customers.
We have been really impressed with the strength of the MMD brand and customer base that the management team have built since the business was established in 2001. We think the opportunity to combine this brand and customer strength with Miss Group’s scale, deep expertise and ambition has great potential and will accelerate our growth in the Finnish market as part of our overall expansion plan.
Businesses continue to focus their efforts on migrating or increasing their business online, and this trend shows no signs of slowing. We are committed to helping SMEs do business online by building the best-in-class provider of hosting, domain and the other services they need.
As one of the UK’s first web hosting providers, Pickaweb has built a strong reputation for reliable service and expert advice for its customers across the UK and Spain. The combination of this established track record together with Miss Group’s scale, deep expertise and ambition is exciting and will accelerate our growth in these key markets as part of our overall expansion plan. In the past 12 months, businesses have had to focus their efforts on migrating or increasing their business online. This trend shows no signs of slowing. We are committed to helping SMEs do business online by building the best-in-class provider of hosting, domain and the other services they need.
We are extremely pleased that Miss Group will be taking Pickaweb to the next level. It was important that we found a company that shares our values and ethos of offering superior levels of customer service. Mattias and Miss Group have a clear, ambitious plan with a real focus on growth. We are proud to have served our customers for so many years and we know that they will benefit from Miss Group's breadth & depth of hosting experience.
Cyberattacks plague organizations of all sizes. Between the costs and impact to their reputation, many organizations experience challenges recovering from an attack. In fact, around 60% of organizations go out of business following a cyberattack. Through our partnership with SiteLock, Miss Group can provide our customers industry-leading cybersecurity solutions to mitigate attacks, ultimately protecting their business from an array of negative impacts.
We are very excited to partner with Miss Group to offer cybersecurity solutions to their customers. As cybersecurity continues to grow and evolve, it is important that hosts provide proven cybersecurity solutions to mitigate risk and drive new business. Working together, Miss Group and SiteLock are committed to providing innovative and proactive solutions to ensure more businesses have access to easy and affordable top-tier cybersecurity.
This transaction provides a great platform for expansion across the Baltic region. IV is an excellent business and we are looking forward to growing both the shared web hosting and datacentre divisions and delivering new value-added solutions to our customer base in Lithuania. I am delighted to be welcoming IV to the Miss Group family and we look forward to working with our new colleagues to develop and grow the business.
We are proud of what IV has achieved so far and we trust the new owners will bring new possibilities to the growth of the business.
When we met BGF, we had ambitious plans for growth and a strategy to add additional complementary acquisitions to our group in geographies where we could see strong potential. We’ve exceeded our own expectations and couldn’t be happier with the support and insight we’ve received through partnering with BGF. As we look ahead to our next chapter with Perwyn, we will continue to play to our strengths in marketing our market-leading proposition to SME customers with a focus on Scandinavia, Spain and the US.
We are very happy to grow our customer base in the US and Canada and feel that these acquisitions will support our overall growth strategy and entry into Canada and other French-speaking markets.
We are obviously very pleased that the accreditation is complete and look forward to further assisting the City of Stockholm with their domain management strategy.
We are very pleased with Name SRS as the supplier for our domains. It feels safe with their skills and experience. What has also been good in our collaboration is that it's as easy for our employees to work in the control panel as it is to get personal help.
“We have worked with the Ballou team for many years and for us, Ballou has always been something special. We have always seen the potential in the hosting market and now allowing the journey to continue with Mattias and his team will make Ballou grow faster. As part of Miss Group, Ballou has now gained the full potential to become the leading provider of Hybrid Cloud hosting in the Nordic market.”
We are very excited to welcome Ballou to the Miss Group family. With an impressive 22 years in the Web Hosting and Cloud business, well-established Ballou is a perfect fit for the group in our path to further our growth strategy.
“We’re proud to be one the fastest growing tech companies in the UK and with support from HSBC UK we’re confident that we can continue to increase our presence globally. Reacting quickly to an international market is important, and with HSBC we have a commercial banking partner that gives us real advantage in delivering against our acquisition and organic growth targets.”
“It’s exciting to be supporting such a rapidly expanding technology company based out of the North West. The importance of a thriving tech sector to the North of England is often discussed in the business community and it’s great to see more companies buying into the push to lead on innovation. We hope to help more businesses like Miss Group build on their futures across the region.”
If your customers do not succeed, you will not succeed either.
The acquisition of Profesional Hosting gives Miss Group the perfect platform to build on in Spain and replicate the success we have had in Scandinavia over the past five years. We will focus on both organic growth and our buy and build strategy in Spanish speaking markets. We have ambitious growth plans for Miss Group so this is an important market for us to grow in.
We’ve admired Miss Group as a company and watched the growth journey to date. We are looking forward to joining forces with such an impressive business and taking the combined organisation to a new level.
We are very pleased to welcome Ilait to the Miss Group family. We have ambitious plans for growth and with 35,000 more customers, Ilait is a perfect match for Miss Group. We believe there’s still significant growth potential to expand into new markets.
Ilait has in recent years experienced exceptional growth and is currently a preferred choice for IT consultancy firms, managed service provider as well as telcos and operators. Being part of Miss Group now enables ilait to grow faster and raise the ambitions while maintaining a market-leading offering across the service portfolio.
We have ambitious plans for growth and a strategy to add additional complementary acquisitions to our stable. We believe there’s still significant growth potential to expand into new markets, which we’re able to do with the funding and support provided by BGF.
Mattias and Miss Group’s track record speaks for itself - the team knows the market and its SME customers inside out. With offices already spanning the UK, US, India, Bulgaria and Scandinavia, we look forward to supporting further growth by expanding the business’ already impressive global footprint.
“As we look to future growth, it’s an honour to welcome a business as well-established as FS Data, which celebrated 22 years in the industry just a couple of weeks ago.
“With these acquisitions we are well on our way to become the leader in the Scandinavian mass hosting market.”
For my part, it’s been a fantastic journey, which started 22 years ago. To build a fantastic business from scratch and also to see the development of the internet since almost the very beginning. It will be very exciting to follow FS Data and all the other companies in the Miss Group journey.