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ICFG Netherlands advises Webscale with the sale of 100% of the shares to Combell
ICFG The Netherlands advises on this deal in 2017
ICFG Netherlands advises Webscale with the sale of 100% of the shares to Combell
Target Company Name Webscale
Deal Types
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Target Country United States
Buyer Name / MBO Team / MBI Team Combell
Buyer Country Holland
Transaction Description

Match Plan assisted all Webscale shareholders with the sale of 100% of the shares to Combell.

Description of Webscale
Webscale is a hosting company that focuses on reliable hosting of Drupal websites, DevOps, OTAP environments, Piwik and various PHP platforms. With more than 10 years of experience, Webscale has earned an excellent reputation as a reliable company and partner. Webscale has a renowned customer base including various educational institutions, municipalities, ministries, Nyenrode, Land Rover and Eindhoven Airport.

Combell was founded in 1999 and has grown into an important player in hosting services, IT integrators and software development for companies in the Benelux. In addition to standard services such as: domain name registration, website hosting and e-mail, Combell also specializes in integrated tailor-made solutions for companies.

Reason for acquisition
The enormous M&A dynamics in the Hosting sector, in combination with the increasing demand for the scale of infrastructures and stricter security requirements, has made Webscale decide to join a large strategic party. Combell has focused on growth through a buy-and-build strategy with the acquisition of Webscale. In addition, Combell has considerably strengthened its market position in the SME sector in the Netherlands through the acquisition of Webscale.

Match Plan
Match Plan has assisted all shareholders throughout the entire sale process. The focus was on assessing the indicative bids on the basis of a high level valuation. After which Match Plan guided the shareholders through the negotiations, the recording in a letter of intent, the due diligence process and the recording of the agreed arrangements in the final contract documentation.

Industry Sectors
  • Technology, Media & Comms
ICFG Office The Hague, Holland
ICFG Advisory ICFG The Netherlands advises on this deal in 2017

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