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PE-backed Newfold Digital to buy Delux’s Australia web hosting unit

Newfold Digital, which is backed by Clearlake Capital Group and Siris Capital Group, has agreed to acquire Deluxe’s Australia web hosting business.

Newfold Digital, which is backed by Clearlake Capital Group and Siris Capital Group, has agreed to acquire Deluxe’s Australia web hosting business. No financial terms were disclosed. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022.

PRESS RELEASE

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. & MINNEAPOLIS, March 08, 2022 —Newfold Digital, a leading web and commerce technology company backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. and Siris Capital Group, LLC, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Deluxe (NYSE:DLX), a Trusted Payments and Business Technology™ company, to acquire Deluxe’s Australia web hosting business (Hostopia Australia). The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022 subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

The Deluxe Australia web hosting business serves as a trusted hosting provider to more than 50,000 small business customers and hosts 250,000 websites. The acquisition expands Newfold Digital’s presence in the Australian market and will enable the acquired customers to benefit from Newfold Digital’s industry-leading brands, products, and customer support.

“Newfold Digital’s mission is centered on helping businesses of all sizes build and grow an online presence, so we are confident our Australia web hosting customers will be in good hands,” said Garry Capers, President of Cloud Solutions for Deluxe. “Throughout our ongoing transformation, Deluxe has concentrated our efforts on cross selling our many platforms, solutions and services to our four million small business customers and more than 4,000 enterprise and financial customers. To better manage our portfolio of businesses, and to emphasize our cross-sell abilities, it makes sense at this time to sell our Australia hosting operations to further refine our offerings in the North American market.”

“As a global company, we are always looking to grow our footprint and bring our industry-leading brands and customer support to small businesses around the world,” said Ed Jay, President of Newfold Digital. “A trusted web hosting service provider is essential for today’s online businesses, and Deluxe’s Australia web hosting business is an established platform. We are excited to welcome their customers and employees as we build upon our previous acquisitions of CrazyDomains and FreeParking to further enhance our position in the region.”

“We welcome the Deluxe Australia web hosting customers to the Newfold Digital family as we continue to build upon our commitment to providing market-leading web presence solutions across the globe,” said James Pade, Partner at Clearlake, and Tyler Sipprelle, Managing Director at Siris.

About Newfold Digital
Newfold Digital is a leading web and commerce technology company serving nearly 7 million customers globally. Established in 2021 through the combination of leading web services providers Endurance Web Presence and Web.com Group, our portfolio of brands includes: Bluehost, CrazyDomains, HostGator, Network Solutions, Register.com, Web.com and many others. We help customers of all sizes build a digital presence that delivers results. With our extensive product offerings and personalized support, we take pride in collaborating with our customers to serve their online presence needs. Learn more about Newfold Digital at Newfold.com.