Location of the target: Europe, with a greater interest in the Netherlands or Belgium
Reason for acquisition: The company is a cloud hosting enterprise that wants to acquire a similar company in order to expand its operations in the Netherlands or Belgium
Overview of the buyer for a cloud hosting company in Europe
The company is an important player in the market of cloud hosting in Europe and wants to grow its operations by buying a company with similar services and products. The target company should be well developed, with revenues ranging from 2 to 10 million euros and which has big potential for development. It would be ideal if the target is located in the Netherlands or Belgium and if in terms of services it can offer cloud workplace management or cloud hosting. A plus would be if the target performs the hosting for software companies. The buyer is backed by a strong private equity group and has a clear strategy of development.
Profile (strategy) of the buyer for a cloud hosting company in Europe
The buyer company has more than 20 years of experience in the market and is specialized in providing high quality managed server hosting (virtualized or not) and data center services. The hosting solutions are custom made for crucial applications that can range from managed hosting to comprehensive cloud computing and infrastructure-as-a-service portfolio of products. The highly skilled employees advise the client which hosting solution best suits the client’s organization. The managed cloud solutions are reliable and secure and are designed to help a big number of SMEs and large corporate clients operating in many sectors. All hosting solutions are entirely developed by the company which manages and operates its own network and cloud infrastructure. The buyer is an Enterprise Service Provider Partner of VMware and is ISO9001 and ISO27001 certified.
The initial service provided to clients is comprised of 5 components which are consultancy, implementation, migration, management, and optimization. Clients that need consultancy on designing, building and managing cloud solutions, will be invited to participate in a whiteboard session, in which technical, functional and financial conditions will be determined. After this, a technical design will be drawn and a project plan that responds to the clients’ needs will be made. If they are satisfied, the phase will continue with the implementation of the environment based on the technical design already built. The company’s specialists will play an important role in building the platform establishing the coordination between the software and the hardware of the application. The new platform is tested until the cloud environment is ready to be used and prepared for the migration step in which the client’s data is transferred to the right place. Many customers request proactive management for worry-free operations. The company implements complete outsourcing of server and software management for the client’s application and takes care of monitoring the data center, network, hardware, operating system, and system software. Further, the company continues by optimizing the safety and the speed of the cloud environment.
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