Munich-based domain provider domainFactory GmbH was acquired by Host Europe Group, one of Europe's leading hosting providers. A team led by Dr. Ulrich Jork and Dr. Michael Lauterbach, Partners at commercial law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's Munich office, comprehensively advised the founding shareholders of domainFactory on the deal. The acquisition price was not disclosed.
domainFactory GmbH has 173,000 customers and administers 1.1 million domains, particularly in the market of medium-sized companies. With the acquisition, host Europe Group now administers two million domains of a total of 400,000 customers. The company, based in Uxbridge, England, is Europe's largest hosting provider in private ownership. It had recently acquired the webhosting subsidiary of Telefónica, TOS.
Counsel to domainFactory GmbH's shareholders
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Dr. Ulrich Jork (Lead Contract Negotiations), Dr. Michael Lauterbach (Lead Vendor Due Diligence), Marcel Greubel, Alice Ballwieser (all Corporate/M&A), Astrid Wellhöner, LL.M., Dr. Judith Neu (both Employment Law), Dr. Reinhard Siegert (Antitrust Law), all Munich; Dr. Marc Scheunemann (Tax, Düsseldorf)