team.blue, a merger that originated from the companies Combell and TransIP with an employee count of more than 1,000 people, is expanding its European footprint to the CEE region with the acquisition of web hosting provider SuperHosting, a market leader in Bulgaria. It will now join team.blue and become part of the growing group of European hosting infrastructure providers for businesses.
Founded in 2005, SuperHosting grew strongly in the last few years, mainly organically but also through M&A. In 2017 it acquired Host.bg, another web hosting provider in Bulgaria. The SuperHosting headquarters is based in Sofia, Bulgaria, while the company recently launched a second office in Serbia to start its geographical expansion in the region.
The acquisition of the SuperHosting platform is intended to further strengthen team.blue’s position in the CEE region. Founders Lyubomir Rusanov and Metodi Drenosvki will stay on board and will continue to lead the company and execute that vision. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“It was very important for us to find a partner with the same entrepreneurial mindset as SuperHosting,” said Lyubomir Rusanov and Metodi Drenosvki, the founders of SuperHosting. “We’re glad we found such partner in team.blue, which is still founder led today. Therefore we are very excited to keep growing our business, now supported by the team.blue group. Trust and transparency are the foundation of a great partnership. We always felt a lot of respect from Jonas and his team, both the past few years as well as during the deal process, which resulted in this partnership. We are now ready to continue our growth story!”
1,000 Web Hosting Experts
team.blue serves over 2 million customers in Europe and has more than 1,000 web hosting experts to support them. Its goal is to shape technology and to empower businesses with innovative digital services.
“I’ve known Lyubomir and Metodi for many years and have always admired and respected their track record in Bulgaria,” said Jonas Dhaenens, CEO of team.blue. “We have a shared vision and passion for serving our customers with innovative solutions. Our professional relationship has grown throughout the years, and I am very excited that this has ultimately led to SuperHosting joining team.blue. We will now fully support them as they continue to execute their growth plan in the CEE region.”
The Sellers have been advized by the M&A and Corporate Finance Advisors ‘CIRCLE CAPITAL’ and by the legal advisers ‘Vladimirov Kiskinov – Attorneys-at-law’.