QDC a web hosting provider from Leidschendam, the Netherlands, serving about 3,000 customers, has been acquired by web hosting conglomerate Total Webhosting Solutions (TWS). It is Versio’s first acquisition since joining TWS, but parent company TWS itself has acquired quite some web hosting companies in the European market already. Most recently TWS acquired Dutch web hoster IPS.
“Having taken care of the business for many years, the time has come for a next step. To ensure continuity of the business, I was looking for a reliable partner, which I found in Versio,” said Noor Nijkamp-Danser, director of QDC. Our customers have certain standards and expectations of our service level, and I was looking for a partner with standards comparable to ours. Now the time has come for me to take a step back, but I do so knowing that our customers are in good hands.”
Versio is a provider of web hosting and domain name registration services since 2008. Versio is based in Zwolle, the Netherlands, and is a part of TWS since 2018.
“This is Versio’s first acquisition after becoming part of TWS. The acquisition lets us service a broader customer base and offer a broader variety of products,” said Christiaan Tsirakos, CEO of Versio. “QDC’s customers are highly satisfied and have been loyal customers for many years, as QDC always has had a focus on a personal and high-quality customer experience. Partnering with Versio offers the opportunity for QDC to upgrade its technical platform to a new platform compliant to modern standards and requirements. I believe we will strengthen each other in the future.”
TWS Continues Acquisition Path
Within TWS, web hosting entrepreneurs can build “their own local empire.” Being part of TWS would enable them to improve effectiveness, guarantee quality, and invest in the future. TWS provides financial security, strategic guidance, and best practices to the brands they own.
“Smaller web hosting companies fit very well within the companies of TWS and TWS will continue acquiring those in the coming years,” said Matthieu van Amerongen, CEO of TWS.
“Due to our scale, most of our companies can perform above market average. TWS unlocks cross-selling for example, which results in consistent revenue growth. In addition, investments in infrastructure and technology on a larger scale are more easily accessible, thus creating opportunities to save costs. By joining TWS smaller webhosting companies can benefit from those advantages and become a better and more successful company.”