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Dutch web hosting provider Sitebytes B.V. (Sitebytes) has been acquired by RealHosting B.V. (RealHosting). RealHosting is a part of Total Webhosting Solutions (TWS).

 

Haarlem, [13 January 2020] – Sitebytes, founded in 1997, offers web hosting, domain name registration and virtual server services for small- and medium sized companies. Driven by the consolidation among Dutch web hosting providers, founder and director Gijsbert Rochat decided to look for a strong partner for Sitebytes.

Gijsbert: “I have been looking for the right permanent home for Sitebytes for some time. Our customers are used to excellent service and any potential partner should have a similar philosophy. Additionally, it is important to conduct business with a partner that delivers on their promise. Working together with RealHosting and TWS has been a pleasure, we completed the transaction from handshake to final closing within a few weeks.

This is RealHosting’s tenth acquisition in twelve years. With the support of TWS, RealHosting pursues an active buy and build strategy. Pim Effting, director of RealHosting: “In recent years, we have made a number of acquisitions to accelerate our growth. Sitebytes is well maintained, with happy and loyal customers and has a focus on a good customer experience. Sitebytes and RealHosting are a good fit, we understand each other.”

Matthieu van Amerongen, CEO TWS: ” As stated earlier, smaller web hosting companies fit very well within the companies of TWS and TWS will continue acquiring those in the coming years. Due to our scale, most of our companies can perform above market average. TWS unlocks cross-selling for example, which results in consistent revenue growth. In addition, investments in infrastructure and technology on a larger scale are more easily accessible, thus creating opportunities to save costs. By joining TWS smaller webhosting companies can benefit from those advantages and become a better and more successful company.”

 
About Sitebytes

Sitebytes is a typical Dutch web hosting company and is a reliable partner for thousands of customers, ranging from sole proprietorships to larger companies. Good service and a personal approach have been our top priority for years, which has resulted in a steady growth to the size it has today.

For more information, please refer to the Sitebytes website: https://www.sitebytes.nl/

 
About RealHosting

Since 2001, RealHosting is a renowned provider of web hosting and domain name registration services. The company’s slogan “Professional hosting, personal service” perfectly represent the company. Quality of our hosting services is guaranteed by using the right techniques, while customer service remains personal through excellent telephone accessibility. Customers rate RealHosting with a 9 out of 10 on average. Together with 14 enthusiastic employees, we work from our office in Haarlem to deliver the best customer experience. RealHosting is a part of TWS since 2017.

For more information, please refer to the Realhosting website: https://realhosting.nl/

 
About Total Webhosting Solutions

TWS is active in the market for web hosting and cloud services and consists of various autonomous companies. Every company supplies products and (specialized) services to its customer segment. Due to their autonomous nature, the business units are flexible, adaptive and offer the highest possible added value for customers. Moreover, participation in TWS enables them to improve effectiveness, guarantee quality and invest in the future. TWS offers financial security, strategic guidance and best practices for its companies. Other companies operating under the TWS umbrella include Yourhosting, Versio, PCextreme, RealHosting, De Heeg, Savvii, Provider, Neostrada, InforTelecom, Axarnet, Cartagon, SoHosted and Argeweb.

For more information, please refer to the TWS website: https://www.tws.eu

Contact:

Pim Effting (director RealHosting & Sitebytes)

pim@sitebytes.nl of pim@realhosting.nl

 

Alphamega Hosting B.V. (“Alphamega”), a Dutch web hosting provider, has been acquired by PCextreme B.V. (“PCextreme”), a fast-growing Dutch Internet Service Provider that is part of Total Webhosting Solutions (“TWS”). This is the second acquisition of PCextreme in a short period of time.

 

Vlissingen, January 14, 2020 – PCextreme has once again acquired a Dutch webhosting provider. It is the second acquisition in a short period of time, on December the 18th, the company from Zeeland also acquired Flexwebhosting from Eindhoven. With the support of TWS, the company is pursuing an active acquisition policy.

Alphamega was established in 2001 and offers web hosting, e-mail and domain names for small and medium-sized enterprises and internet agencies. Due to the consolidation among Dutch hosting providers, founder and director Chris Vermeulen decided to look for a larger provider for Alphamega. “During our search for a good partner, it was important to us that the quality and service that customers expect from us would be continued. We have made a well considered choice and at PCextreme I had the feeling that my company and customers will be in good hands. For me, a sense of pride predominates. Under the guidance of PCextreme, the company can continue to grow and serve our customers even better.”

Thomas de Looff, MD PCextreme: “This second acquisition in such a short time shows the ambition we have to further expand our leading market position. With the quality of our infrastructure and systems, we believe we can offer the Alphamega customers more value for money, creating a win-win situation. Thanks in part to the application of the knowledge and experience at the TWS sister organizations, as well as the financial strength of TWS, we can accelerate our development.”

Matthieu van Amerongen, CEO of TWS: “The acquisition of these kind of smaller web hosting companies fits very well with all the companies of TWS and will be continued in the coming years. Due to our scale, all our companies can perform above average. For example, because cross-selling is possible, which leads to revenue growth. In addition, we can roll out investments in infrastructure and technology on a larger scale, thus creating opportunities to save costs. By joining TWS these smaller companies can benefit from these advantages, and thereby become a better and more successful company.”

 
About Alphamega

For more than 18 years, more than 50,000 entrepreneurs, individuals and organizations have entrusted the hosting of their website to Alphamega. The mission of Alphamega is to help as many website owners as possible to get their websites and their online presence successful by coaching, advising and guiding them with articles, step-by-step plans and relevant quality solutions such as Succes Hosting Package, WordPress Hosting Package and TopSite sitebuilder.

For more information, please refer to the Alphamega website: https://www.alphamega.nl/

 
About PCextreme

PCextreme builds innovative web hosting and cloud services and manages the infrastructure for several large web hosting companies in the Netherlands. The company started in 2004 as a Web hosting and domain name provider and has become among the largest Dutch Cloud & Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers. Our team has a great deal of technical knowledge, which we are able to properly support customers. We offer a stable, safe and fast environment for all our customers. PCextreme works from two locations in the Netherlands, Vlissingen (head office) and Amsterdam.

For more information, please refer to the PCextreme website: https://www.pcextreme.eu/

 
About Total Webhosting Solutions

TWS is active in the market for web hosting and cloud services and consists of various autonomous companies. Every company supplies products and (specialized) services to its customer segment. Due to their autonomous nature, the business units are flexible, adaptive and offer the highest possible added value for customers. Moreover, participation in TWS enables them to improve effectiveness, guarantee quality and invest in the future. TWS offers financial security, strategic guidance and best practices for its companies. Other companies operating under the TWS umbrella include Yourhosting, Versio, PCextreme, RealHosting, De Heeg, Savvii, Provider, Neostrada, InforTelecom, Axarnet, Cartagon, SoHosted and Argeweb.

For more information, please refer to the TWS website: https://www.tws.eu

Contact:

 PCextreme

Thomas de Looff

thomas@pcextreme.eu

 

Flexwebhosting B.V. (“Flexwebhosting), among the largest web hosting providers in the Netherlands, has been acquired by PCextreme B.V. (“PCextreme”), a fast- growing Dutch Internet Service Provider that is part of Total Webhosting Solutions (“TWS”).

 

Vlissingen, December 18, 2019 – Flexwebhosting was established in 2001, as one of the first providers to offer affordable web hosting for individuals and companies. Flexwebhosting has now become one of the largest web hosting providers in the Netherlands.

After more than 18 years, Jeroen Bouten, owner and founder of Flexwebhosting, has decided to transfer his shares to PCextreme to take the company to the next phase of growth and progress. “I was given the opportunity to give the company and our web hosting customers a good and permanent home. With this acquisition, the continuity of Flexwebhosting is guaranteed and the focus can be on new opportunities for the company.”

Rolph Schmitz has been appointed as director of Flexwebhosting. He has been working at the company for more than 13 years, the last 9 of which in the position of company manager. “I have always worked at Flexwebhosting with a lot of passion and pleasure. Both employees and customers can expect me to continue to do this to ensure continuity for the company. Together with my team and the support of PCextreme I will continue to improve the products and services, so that we will always remain the trusted partner in web hosting for our customers”.

Thomas de Looff, MD PCextreme: “Jeroen has built up an impressive customer base with his team in recent years. Because the web hosting market is changing, Jeroen was looking for a good permanent home for his customers and found it within PCextreme. As PCextreme we believe we will create a stronger combination through this acquisition from which both can benefit.

This first acquisition is also an important step for PCextreme within TWS. In our vision, the web hosting market is changing rapidly. In a few years there will probably only be a few companies left in our industry in The Netherlands. As PCextreme we want to be part of that and being part of TWS strengthens us. The knowledge and experience of sister organizations that we can apply as well as the financial strength of TWS speeds up our development. We have the ambition to do more acquisitions in the future.”

 
About Flexwebhosting

Flexwebhosting was the first in 2001 to offer affordable web hosting for individuals and companies. Flexwebhosting has now become among the largest web hosting providers in the Netherlands.

For more information, please refer to the Flexwebhosting website: https://www.flexwebhosting.nl

 
About PCextreme

PCextreme builds innovative web hosting and cloud services and manages the infrastructure for several large web hosting companies in the Netherlands. The company started in 2004 as a Web hosting and domain name provider and has become among the largest Dutch Cloud & Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers. Our team has a great deal of technical knowledge, which we are able to properly support customers. We offer a stable, safe and fast environment for all our customers. PCextreme works from two locations in the Netherlands, Vlissingen (head office) and Amsterdam.

For more information, please refer to the PCextreme website: https://www.pcextreme.eu/

 
About Total Webhosting Solutions

TWS is active in the market for web hosting and cloud services and consists of various autonomous companies. Every company supplies products and (specialized) services to its customer segment. Due to their autonomous nature, the business units are flexible, adaptive and offer the highest possible added value for customers. Moreover, participation in TWS enables them to improve effectiveness, guarantee quality and invest in the future. TWS offers financial security, strategic guidance and best practices for its companies. Other companies operating under the TWS umbrella include Yourhosting, Versio, PCextreme, RealHosting, De Heeg, Savvii, Provider, Neostrada, InforTelecom, Axarnet, Cartagon, SoHosted and Argeweb.

For more information, please refer to the TWS website: https://www.tws.eu

Contact:

 PCextreme

Thomas de Looff

thomas@pcextreme.eu

 

Argeweb B.V. (“Argeweb”), the most customer-friendly web host in the Netherlands, joins Total Webhosting Solutions (“TWS”), the fast-growing Dutch market leader in web hosting. The collaboration with TWS enables Argeweb to continue its premium service model and to continue growing in the premium market segment.

 

Zwolle, 29 November 2019 – Argeweb is one of the largest and most customer-oriented Dutch web hosting companies. Over the past 20 years, a market leading position has been built up in the premium market segment. Argeweb has always remained an independent company, even after the acquisition by KPN in 2014. In its cooperation with TWS, Argeweb’s independence will continue to be guaranteed and the current organization will have the opportunity to further grow and innovate. Together with TWS, Argeweb is the absolute Dutch market leader and there is every opportunity to further expand this leading position.

The sale of its web hosting portfolio is in line with KPN’s strategy to simplify. That is why KPN recently started migrating all of its domain & web hosting related services to Argeweb. This internal consolidation has led Argeweb to become a top-5 player in the Netherlands. After the internal consolidation, KPN sought a good and permanent home for its web hosting customers. In the search for a good acquisition partner, it was crucial that the premium service that Argeweb’s customers are used to would be continued.

Koen van Deudekom, CEO Argeweb

“I am happy with the opportunity that TWS offers Argeweb, as a company and for me personally. With TWS as a partner, we can continue to guarantee our premium service in the future, and we will continue to invest in new and relevant services for our customers. We also expect that applying the learnings and experiences from other TWS sister companies will accelerate our organic growth in the coming years. Furthermore, we have gained a lot of operational knowledge and experience regarding technical migrations in recent years, which we are happy to use to do our own acquisitions in this rapidly consolidating market”.

Matthieu van Amerongen, CEO TWS

“The web hosting market is not growing fast and is expected to consolidate further. Web hosting companies have built a stable customer base and are now looking for opportunities to continue their success in this changing market. Customers benefit from quality and focus. We help to achieve this by giving management access to knowledge gained at other web hosting companies. Each entrepreneur that joins TWS brings its own unique set of performance skills and experiences, and TWS creates an environment in which entrepreneurs can learn from each other. We’re very pleased that we can welcome Koen and his team to TWS to further expand our leading position in the Dutch market”.

About Argeweb

Argeweb is the largest premium hosting provider in the Netherlands and provides services such as domain registration, web hosting, VPS, e-mail hosting, Office 365 and online storage services. Argeweb focuses on the self-employed and SME segment, and also serves ambitious individuals. With the mission to realize the online ambitions of customers, the entire team works on the best possible customer experience. They distinguish themselves with personal attention and relevant services to help their customers become successful online.

About Total Web Hosting Solutions (“TWS”)

TWS is active in the market for web hosting and cloud services and consists of various autonomous companies. Every company supplies products and (specialized) services to its customer segment. Due to their autonomous nature, the business units are flexible, adaptive and offer the highest possible added value for customers. Moreover, participation in TWS enables them to improve effectiveness, guarantee quality and invest in the future. TWS offers financial security, strategic guidance and best practices for its companies. Other companies operating under the TWS umbrella include Yourhosting, Versio, PC Extreme, RealHosting, De Heeg, Savvii, Provider, Neostrada, InforTelecom, Axarnet, Cartagon and SoHosted.

For more information, please refer to the TWS website: https://www.tws.eu

Contact:

 Total Webhosting Solutions

Matthieu van Amerongen

m.vanamerongen@tws.eu

 

The Axarnet Group, a Spanish market leader in web and cloud hosting, joins Total Webhosting Solutions (“TWS”) to accelerate the execution of its ambitious growth plan.

Madrid, Spain, 15 January 2019 – Axarnet Group, a top 10 Spanish hosting provider, joins TWS, the fast-growing Dutch market leader in webhosting. For TWS the Spanish acquisition is the first step in realizing their European ambitions.

Axarnet Group has been providing web and cloud hosting services for over 20 years in Spain. The group serves more than 10,000 customers and is one of the leading hosting companies in Spain. It’s ambition is to be a regional leader, and continue to grow fast both organically and through acquisitions. The acquisition by TWS gives Axarnet Group access to many best practices, a peer network and sufficient funds to accelerate the ambitious growth plan.

 

Ventura Gil Peña, CEO Axarnet Group

“I am pleased with the opportunity TWS brings to the Axarnet Group as a company and to me personally. TWS will act as an accelerator as they bring operational best practices from other TWS colleagues combined with financial flexibility and experience. This will enable me to build my own group quicker and more efficient than pursuing my ambitions on my own. The decentralized philosophy and management style of TWS, assuring more autonomy for participating entrepreneurs, guarantees that I can continue spending my time with my team and with potential new acquisition candidates”.

 

Matthieu van Amerongen, CEO TWS

“With TWS we bring an alternative to the market for small and mid-sized hosting companies. In a consolidating market, ambitious hosting companies are looking for best practices in operations and technology to maintain their market position and/or are looking for support to efficiently and quickly expand their current business through i.e. acquisitions. TWS offers these best practices as well as a network of peers where webhosters can relate too. I am pleased that Ventura Gil Peña is joining our team”.

About Axarnet Group

The Axarnet Group currently consists of three labels:

Axarnet, an Internet service provider specialized in domain management and high availability hosting services for corporate and private web projects.  Axarnet is located in Malaga.

Please visit https://www.axarnet.es for more information.

 

Infortelecom is a Spanish company which has been providing Internet services since 1996 and has offices in Madrid and Valencia. Infortelecom manages over 50,000 domains in total and has approximately 10,000 clients worldwide.

Please visit https://www.infortelecom.es for more information.

 

Cartagon is a leading Spanish Managed Cloud Service Provider, specialized in hybrid cloud solutions. With 18 years of experience in the IT market, they operate 4 data centers in Spain and the US, and have premier partnerships with the main cloud players

Please visit https://www.cartagon.com for more information.

 

 

About Total Webhosting Solutions (‘TWS’)

TWS operates in the webhosting and cloud services market and consists of several autonomous business units. Each unit delivers products and (specialized) services to their market segment. As a result of their autonomous character, the business units are agile, adaptive and provide the highest possible added value for customers. Furthermore, being part of TWS enables them to improve effectiveness, guarantee quality, and invest in the future. TWS provides financial security, strategic guidance, and best practices for businesses. Other companies that operate under the umbrella of TWS include Yourhosting, Versio, PC Extreme, RealHosting, De Heeg, Savvii, Provider, Neostrada and Reviced Cloud Services.

Please visit https://www.tws.eu for more information.

09 March 2018

           

PCextreme, VIP Internet and Savvii join TWS

Zwolle, The Netherlands, 9 March 2018 – Total Webhosting Solutions (TWS) strengthens its leading position in the Dutch IT market by acquiring Pcextreme, VIP Internet and Savvii.

PCextreme has been active as an Internet Service Provider since 2004. The technically driven company is known for its advanced cloud infrastructure and webhosting services.

“We have kept a close eye on market developments and explored in which position we can maximize the potential of PCextreme,” said Lennert den Teuling, CEO of PCextreme. “By being part of TWS, we can focus on our strengths and core-business and preserve our autonomy and unique identity at the same time. This was decisive in our decision to join the TWS group.”

Ever since its establishment in 1999, VIP Internet has been providing shared hosting services. From the outset, the company offered domain name registrations. Now VIP Internet is one of the largest regional hosts in the Nederlands.

The fast-growing company Savvii has been active as a Managed WordPress hosting provider since 2013. Five years later they are now the largest Managed WordPress host in the Netherlands. Savvii provides a fast and safe environment for WordPress sites. Savvii’s focus is on agencies and on providing good support.

Flip Keijzer, CEO of VIP Internet and Savvii: “Affiliating to TWS enables VIP Internet and Savvii to expand our (inter)national position. Simultaneously, we get the unique opportunity to share best practices with and learn from other business units within TWS. I am convinced that this next step takes our businesses to an even higher level.”

Operating independently with the benefits of a group

Within TWS the separate business units operate independently, which stimulates entrepreneurship and allows them to respond quickly and optimally to market opportunities. As a group, TWS has the scale to achieve cost-effectiveness, guarantee quality and invest in the future.

Matthieu van Amerongen, TWS: “With Savvii, VIP Internet and PCextreme, we include three great companies to the rapidly expanding TWS group. Each in their own way, these new acquisitions help us achieve our goal of becoming the best-in-class service provider in the market. We are happy to welcome our new colleagues to the group.”

TWS’s ambition is to accelerate growth with new acquisitions throughout The Netherlands and Europe.

Strikwerda Investments and Yourholding launch Total Webhosting Solutions: new market leader in the Dutch webhosting industry

Zwolle, The Netherlands, 21 February 2018 – The Dutch family-owned investment corporation Strikwerda Investments (SI) and Yourholding, the parent company of Yourhosting, Realtime Register and Resello, join forces. Yourholding is one of the biggest hosting providers in the Netherlands. This partnership lays a solid foundation for a new label: Total Webhosting Solutions (TWS). By also acquiring RealHosting, Reviced Cloud Services and Versio, TWS instantly becomes the market leader in the Netherlands.

Yourholding is a specialized web hosting and cloud service provider and focuses on SMEs. Ever since its establishment in 2001, the company has strengthened its leading position in the Dutch IT market. Valentijn Borstlap, CEO of Yourholding: “Our main focus for the next few years is expanding our current market position together with SI. We’re actively looking for new ways to scale up in this fast consolidating industry. Our partnership with SI enables us to accelerate this process and acquire businesses in the hosting and cloud service market.”

Consolidation in the Dutch hosting industry has been an ongoing trend for some time now. Pure size has become more important for successfully attending to customers. However, it still is a very fragmented industry. TWS aims to be the driving force behind further consolidation in this industry. Within TWS the separate Business Units operate independently, which stimulates entrepreneurship and allows them to quickly and relevantly respond to market opportunities. As a whole, its company size enables TWS to achieve cost-effectiveness, guarantee quality, and invest in the future. Matthieu van Amerongen, CFO of TWS: “SI has a lot of experience with helping companies like TWS thrive. We aim to combine the strength of agile and entrepreneurial companies with the professionalism and sustainability of a large company. We look forward to welcoming more entrepreneurs to TWS.”

This investment fits perfectly into SI’s overall strategy of investing in ambitious companies that strive to become an industry-leading platform. Besides taking part in Total Specific Solutions and Vancis, TWS is a leading new platform for the Dutch market and, as such, a valuable addition to SI’s portfolio.