New Strategic Acquisition in the Scandinavian Hosting Industry
Combell Group supported by the international private equity fund Waterland has made a strategic acquisition of Surftown. The acquisition consolidates the leading position of Combell in Denmark and adds a strong position in Sweden.
The hosting company Combell (formerly known as Zitcom Group) has acquired Surftown from Cohaesio Group who has been in the IT Outsourcing, hosting and software business since 1996.
The acquisition is part of a growth strategy in the Scandinavian hosting market for Combell and as a result, Surftown will become part of Combell. As a result of this transaction the managed hosting division of Cohaesio will become part of Sentia Group a leading cloud managed service provider active in Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands. As Sentia and Combell have the same financial backer the collaboration comes natural and will ensure a very smooth path for all customers and employees. Part of the integration plan is rebranding Cohaesio to Sentia in the near future.
The founders and former owners of Cohaesio Group, Morten Felsvang and Frederik Schouboe are pleased to have found the right strategic owner for Surftown and Cohaesio. Going forward, they will both focus their time on the backup solution Keepit.
It has been fun, exciting and challenging to develop Surftown and Cohaesio and now see them as part of a strong platform. It goes without saying that we’re sad to have to say goodbye to the many talented colleagues, but we also know that the new owner can provide a stronger platform for the continued development of the businesses. We are looking forward to focus 100% on our SaaS backup company Keepit
We are extremely proud and thrilled to add Surftown to our growing portfolio of hosting brands. In Combell, it is our ambition to become the preferred vendor of small and medium sized business in Europe when they move their business online. With the addition of Surftown, which is known for its excellent support and skilled employees, we have gotten closer to reaching our ambition also because Surftown has a strong position in the Swedish market.
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About Combell Group
Combell Group is the holding company for respected hosting brands such as Combell in Belgium, Byte in the Netherlands and UnoEuro and DanDomain in Denmark. The group started in 1999 with domain names and traditional shared hosting, but now it also provides SME solutions for online presence, application hosting, e-commerce and server hosting in the cloud. The group has approximately 330 experts in its team.
Combell Group is de overkoepelende holding voor gerespecteerde hostingmerken zoals Combell in België, Byte in Nederland en UnoEuro en DanDomain in Denemarken. Het startte in 1999 met domeinnamen en traditionele shared hosting, maar ondertussen biedt de groep ook KMO-oplossingen voor online presence, applicatiehosting, e-commerce en serverhosting in de cloud. De groep heeft ongeveer 330 experts aan boord.