Combell acquires Danish hosting company DanDomain

The number one in the Benelux for hosting, Combell, has set foot in Denmark. Thanks to the acquisition of DanDomain, a market leader, 70 in-house experts are joining Combell with years of expertise in hosting and webshops. The acquisition fits with Combell’s vision to be a comprehensive one-stop shop for customers as it brings together expertise in e-commerce and hosting services.

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Similar customer focus and growth trajectory

DanDomain has a similar growth trajectory to that of Combell. Both companies started in 1999 and achieved spectacular performance over the years by investing heavily in people and knowledge, thereby creating strong brands. With more than 75.000 customers, DanDomain is one of the largest hosting companies in Denmark.

I'm extremely happy with match on culture and values between Combell and DanDomain. And with this partnership DanDomain is now strategically well positioned for the future.. We think DanDomain offers great customer-centric value thanks to the expertise we have built up, including in e-commerce. We are convinced that the extensive knowledge of both DanDomain and Combell will lead us all to developing even stronger hosting services for our customers.

Ronnie Bach Nielsen, CEO of DanDomain

Combell's vision is to be a comprehensive one-stop shop for its customers. Whether it is a domain name, hosting, website, email, email marketing, or (soon) your own shop, customers can always be sure that at Combell, they’ll receive quality services with excellent support. The same values and commitment to excellence are shared by DanDomain, where the customer is always the focus. The similarities between DanDomain and Combell in terms of quality and drive to always do better are remarkable.

Market leader in hosting, domains and e-commerce

Hosting and domain names are the products where DanDomain pioneered on the Danish market in early 2000. Topped with their own e-commerce platform, they were the starting point on the internet for many entrepeneurs. Thanks to their products, entrepeneurs could start online with their own domain name, professional mailbox and space for a website. Today, that has remained unchanged.

By developping a lot of the products in-house, DanDomain has always been capable of rapidly adapting to evolving customer demands. That is something very familiar for Combell. Thanks to the acquisition of DanDomain, Combell is onboarding a lot of new expertise. Combining that with the knowledge of Combell gives us a lot of opportunities for the future.

An acquisition always delivers scale. We not only welcome many new customers, but also many new colleagues and expertise. Focusing together on R&D, designing new products and technologies will provide momentum and know-how to develop faster and achieve greater success. This will result in stronger and even more competitive products and services for both the customers of DanDomain and also Combell.

Frederik Poelman, Managing Director of SME Intelligent

The acquisition is part of larger growth ambitions

The acquisition fits into the strategy and ambitions of Intelligent, the holding above Combell, to grow in the medium term to one of the largest European hosting groups. The choice of Denmark makes sense, because it is a similar market to the Benelux and a good base for further growth in other Scandinavian countries.

Combell is putting together a strong management team in Denmark, to implement the plans for the future. Ronnie Bach Nielsen (co-founder and CEO of DanDomain) has become shareholder in the entire group and was appointed as Managing Director. He will lead the Intelligent SME branch through the expansion in Denmark. The DanDomain brand will be continued. The DanDomain team also continues to operate from its office in Randers, Denmark.

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Ronnie Bach Nielsen (CEO & Co-Founder DanDomain), Frederik Poelman (MD SME Hosting Intelligent), Ken T. Boye (Co-founder DanDomain), Jonas Dhaenens (CEO & Founder Intelligent)

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About Intelligent

Intelligent is een internationale hostinggroep die hostingdiensten aanbiedt voor SME’s en Large Enterprises. De SME-tak van de groep heeft vertrouwde merken zoals Combell, Byte, UnoEuro, DanDomain en Flexmail. Voor Large Enterprises biedt het producten en diensten aan onder de naam Sentia.

Intelligent is de absolute marktleider in de Benelux en Denemarken voor hostingdiensten. Van domeinnamen, klassieke webhosting en e-maildiensten biedt het eveneens cloudservers en complexe hosting op maat en outsourcing aan, voor grote bedrijven.

De groep heeft meer dan 600 experts in dienst verspreid over België, Nederland en Denemarken. De geconsolideerde omzet voor 2016 bedroeg 96 miljoen euro. De groep verwacht de komende jaren verder sterk organisch te groeien als door overnames dankzij haar Buy & Build strategie. De groep gelooft rotsvast in diepe productkennis en staat voor kwaliteit en vertrouwen. De verwachte geconsolideerde omzet voor 2017 bedraagt 140 miljoen euro.

Intelligent is an international hosting group offering hosting services for SMEs and Large Enterprises. The SME branch of the group accommodates trusted brands such as Combell, Byte, UnoEuro, DanDomain and Flexmail. For Large Enterprises the group provides products and services under the names Sentia.

Intelligent is the absolute market leader in the Benelux and Denmark for hosting services. In addition to domain names, traditional web hosting and email services it also offers cloud servers and complex tailored hosting and outsourcing for large companies.

The group has more than 600 experts spread across three countries in Belgium, The Netherlands and Denmark. The consolidated turnover for 2016 was 96 million euros. The group expects to continue its strong growth organically and through acquisitions, thanks to its Buy & Build strategy. The group believes in profound product knowledge and stands for quality and trust. The expected consolidated revenue for 2017 is 140 million euros.

Intelligent est un groupe international qui propose des services d’hébergement pour PME et grandes entreprises. La branche PME du groupe comprend des marques de confiance telles que Combell, Byte, UnoEuro, DanDomain et Flexmail. Pour les grandes entreprises, le groupe propose des produits et services sous les noms Sentia.

Dans le Benelux et au Danemark, Intelligent est le leader incontesté du marché des services d’hébergement. Outre des noms de domaines, des services d’hébergement classiques et des adresses mail, il propose aussi des serveurs cloud, des solutions d’hébergement complexes sur mesure et des services d’externalisation pour les grandes entreprises.

Le groupe emploie plus de 600 experts, répartis dans Belgique, Les Pays-Bas et Danemark. Pour 2016, il a réalisé un chiffre d’affaires consolidé de 96 millions d’euros. Pour les années à venir, le groupe s’attend à enregistrer une forte croissance organique, ainsi qu’à poursuivre son expansion grâce à des reprises guidées par sa stratégie Buy & Build. Le groupe croit fermement à une parfaite connaissance des produits et est synonyme de qualité et de confiance. Le chiffre d'affaires consolidé prévu pour 2017 s'élève à 140 millions d'euros.

Intelligent er en international hostingkoncern, som tilbyder hostingydelser for SMV’er og store virksomheder. Koncernens SMV-afdeling betjener solide brands som Combell, Byte, UnoEuro, DanDomain og Flexmail. Under navnene Sentia tilbyder koncernen produkter og ydelser til store virksomheder.

Intelligent er ubestridt leder på markedet inden for hostingydelser i Beneluxlandene og Danmark. Ud over domænenavne, traditionel webhosting og e-mailtjenester tilbyder Intelligent også store virksomheder cloudservere samt kompleks, skræddersyet hosting og outsourcing til store virksomheder.

Koncernen har over 600 eksperter i tre lande, fordelt i Belgien, Holland og Danmark. Koncernens omsætning for 2016 anslås til at beløbe sig til 96 millioner euro. Koncernen forventer at fortsætte sin stærke vækst via naturlig vækst samt opkøb, takket være koncernens Buy & Build-strategi. Koncernen tror på indgående produktviden og står for kvalitet og tillid. Den forventede konsoliderede omsætning for 2017 er 140 millioner euro.