DGAP-Adhoc: United Internet acquires Spanish webhosting and cloud specialist Arsys

DGAP-Adhoc: United Internet acquires Spanish webhosting and cloud specialist 
Arsys

United Internet AG  / Key word(s): Acquisition/Investment

19.08.2013 01:43

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Montabaur, August 19, 2013. United Internet AG (Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410
Montabaur, Germany, ISIN: DE0005089031), Montabaur, today agreed a deal
with the owners of Arsys Internet S.L. (CChile 54, 26007 Logroño, Spain),
the private equity companies Carlyle Group and Mercapital as well as
further original shareholders, concerning the acquisition of a 100% stake
in Arsys by United Internet's subsidiary 1&1 Internet AG.

Arsys employs 290 people and is one of the leading players on Spain's
webhosting and cloud computing market with over 150,000 customers, annual
sales of around EUR 40 million, and EBITDA of some EUR 15 million. The
company's products are served from the company's own two data centers in
Spain.

Arsys will continue to be run by the current management team as an
independent company. In future, United Internet will therefore be
represented on the Spanish market by both the 1&1 and Arsys brands.

In the course of the transaction, Arsys has been valued at up to EUR 140
million (cash free / debt free) and the purchase is to be settled in cash.
The transaction is expected to be completed over the next few days.



Contact:
Marcus Schaps 
Head of Press and Public Relations
United Internet AG 
Elgendorfer Strasse 57
56410 Montabaur
Germany
Tel: +49 2602/96-1076 
Fax: +49 2602/96-1013 
E-mail: mschaps@united-internet.de
Internet: www.united-internet.de


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Language:     English
Company:      United Internet AG
              Elgendorfer Straße 57
              56410 Montabaur
              Germany
Phone:        +49 (0)2602 / 96 - 1100
Fax:          +49 (0)2602 / 96 - 1013
E-mail:       info@united-internet.de
Internet:     www.united-internet.de
ISIN:         DE0005089031
WKN:          508903
Indices:      TecDAX
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Berlin, Frankfurt (Prime Standard);
              Freiverkehr in Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München,
              Stuttgart
 
End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service
 
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