January 28, 2022
Translink acted as financial and strategic advisor to Miss Group in their first acquisition of 2022, one of Switzerland’s largest web hosting providers, Hoststar.
Headquartered in Fraubrunnen, Switzerland, Hoststar was founded in 1996 by Claude Hofer. Today, the company serves 80,000 customers with 180,000 hosted domains across Switzerland and Austria.
Miss Group’s second Swiss acquisition, Hoststar follows the Group’s acquisition of Swiss web hosting provider, Webland, in December 2021. The combined acquisitions are expected to add over 100,000 SME customers and position the Group as a leader in the Swiss market and DACH region, further strengthening its revenue growth and international reach. Translink acted as financial and strategic advisor to Miss Group in both acquisitions in Switzerland.
“As one of the largest web hosting provider 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,” said Mattias Kaneteg, founder and CEO of Miss Group.
“I am extremely happy and proud that we have found an investor in Miss Group that is a good cultural fit for the company and willing to invest in the future of Hoststar,” said Claude Hofer, founder of Hoststar.
“Following our successful transaction with Swiss Webland, we are pleased to also assist Miss Group in the acquisition of Hoststar. This latest development consolidates Miss Group’s position as a market leader in Switzerland and adds one of the fastest growing web hosting providers to Miss Group’s portfolio.
We look forward to following the two companies’ journey together with Miss Group as the newowner,” concluded Sebastian Süllmann, Analyst Translink Sweden.
Contact our Team Members advising in this transaction:
Anecta Translink, our partner in Sweden, is a M&A-advisor working with national and cross-border transactions. The company’s success in this segment is based on a wide industrial network and the fact that many of the team members have backgrounds as executives in Swedish industrials.
Gut Corporate Finance is the member firm of Translink in Switzerland. We are committed to creating sustainable shareholder value for our clients through our in-depth expertise, outstanding client commitment and strong entrepreneurial culture.