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Business case of an acquisition of an Dutch online back-up company

Buy a Dutch online cloud back-up company

  • The acquired company is a small online back-up company located in the Netherlands
  • The company that was bought has revenues of less than 2 mio €
  • The buyer is an international online back-up group that buys online back-up companies
  • CFIE business acquisition input: The CFIE M&A team member, Govert Derks contacted the target company and did the first screening of the company. This acquisition is an important addition to the acquirers group of companies. The online back-up buyer is looking to grow via the purchase of online back-up portfolio’s globally.

Overview of how to buy an online back-up company by an international acquirer

The acquired company focusses on online cloud back-up and other related IT services. The online back-up portfolio has been build up over a long period of time. The owners want to grow the cloud related business further. They think they can grow cloud related services better with the support of a strong international buyer.

The strategy of the international online back-up buyer

The buyer is a mid-sized international online back-up company that is run by a group of entrepreneurs. The companies plan is to grow a Western European cloud related group of suppliers that is active in cloud related businesses. Here are some of the activities the group wants to be perform:

  • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
  • Online Back-up
  • Secure file sharing
  • Other cloud related services

Activities of the CFIE M&A team in the support of buying the online back-up company

The CFIE M&A team helps buyers in acquisitions. In this case the work done is mainly upfront. The work consists in sourcing the right targets for an acquisition. CFIE does the communication to targets and convinces business owners that it is a good decision to grow further with a strong strategic partner. Govert Derks has spoken to the online back-up company and has explained the buyers strategy. After initiating the talks and negotiations between the online back-up target company and the buyer CFIE facilitated the contact to the online back-up buyer. The buyer has practical experience in the process of acquisitions of international online back-up companies and worked independently on the further process.

Highlights of the online back-up companies acquisition

  • Both companies are active in the online back-up industry and the growth of the online back-up company can be quicker with support of the new buyer
  • The target company has a focus on cloud related activities and will be grow it’s services portfolio
  • The international online back-up buyer can invest further in the client suppor

Information about business sales and acquisitions in the Dutch cloud industry

Feel free to contact us for further details about this online back-up acquisition. If you are looking for acquisitions or business sales of online back-up companies in other European countries it is also good to contact us. We know many online back-up targets across Europe and some of these could be open for a sale. Please get in touch via the contact form at the right side of this page so we can explain how we can help you in the area of online back-up acquisitions or business sales.