09 March 2018
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.
21 February 2018
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.