Cinven’s Host Europe Group acquires Telefónica Germany Online Services

Host Europe Group has acquired Telefónica Germany Online Services. Cinven announced the acquisition of HEG in July.


Host Europe Group acquires Telefónica Germany Online Services GmbH (TOS) to further strengthen its Managed Hosting division.
Host Europe Group (‘Host Europe’ or ‘the company’), Europe’s leading hosting provider, has today announced the successful acquisition of Telefónica Germany Online Services GmbH (TOS), a subsidiary of Telefónica Deutschland, for an undisclosed consideration.
This acquisition will further strengthen Host Europe’s position as a leading provider of enterprise hosting solutions to small and medium-sized enterprises, and enable the company to deliver highly technical solutions to its client base.
Thomas Vollrath, CEO of Host Europe Group said: “We are excited to welcome TOS to our Group portfolio. Combining TOS’ significant high-end hosting expertise with our cloud and mass hosting capabilities will mean we are better placed than ever to deliver everything any organisation needs to be successful online.”
TOS provides full managed hosting solutions, customer specific application services as well as portal projects. Host Europe Group manages more than five million registered domains and specialises in cloud and virtualisation solutions, as well as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
The combined group will create a unique player in the German market as the enlarged company will be able to offer a full complement of hosting services; alongside customised solutions for individual customers’ needs.

“We are delighted that Host Europe Group is acquiring TOS. We believe Host Europe Group is the ideal owner for the business to further extend the already successful hosting business of TOS,” says René Schuster, CEO at Telefónica Deutschland. “We would like to thank all employees for their dedicated work which has contributed greatly to the growth of TOS and we wish them great success in becoming part of the Host Europe Group”.
Telefónica Deutschland is disposing of TOS as it continues to focus on its core business mobile and fixed net and the development of its mobile data business.
Completion of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals.
About Host Europe Group
Founded in 1997, the Host Europe Group is the largest privately-owned hosting group in Europe. It manages in excess of 5.5 million domains, and offers more than 1 million customers mass, customised, managed and cloud web hosting alongside multiple cloud based software applications. The Experton Vendor Benchmark 2013 listed Host Europe in the leader quadrant of the category ‘Public Cloud – IaaS solutions.’
As the biggest domain registrar in the UK, and largest virtualisation provider in Europe, Host Europe Group is the default choice for businesses seeking high quality service, with first rate performance, at a competitive price. With its leading brands: 123-reg, Webfusion, Heart Internet and Host Europe, the Group has a market leading presence in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Spain.
Press Contacts – Host Europe Group
Andrew Chatterton / Edward Dodge Spreckley Partners Ltd T: 020 7388 9988 E:
Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Prime Standard, and its wholly-owned, operationally active subsidiary Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belong to Telefónica Europe and are part of the Spanish telecommunication group

Telefónica S.A. The company offers its German private and business customers post-paid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS, UMTS and LTE technologies with its product brand O2. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed Internet. Telefónica Europe has 102 million mobile and fixed network customers in Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.
Press Contacts – Telefónica Deutschland
Telefónica Deutschland Press Office Telefónica Deutschland Albert Fetsch, Head of External Communications Georg-Brauchle-Ring 23-25
80992 München t +49 (0)89 2442-1201 f +49 (0)89 2442-1209 e