bpv Huegel advised dogado on the merger with easyname, the second largest hosting provider in Austria

dogado GmbH, a subsidiary of European Directories, a portfolio company of Triton, has acquired easyname GmbH. 

8 June 2020. Led by Thomas Lettau, bpv Huegel advised dogado GmbH on the acquisition of 100% in easyname GmbH. dogado is a subsidiary of European Directories, a Triton Fund III portfolio company. easyname, the second largest Austrian hosting provider, is now part of the dogado group. Florian Schicker, managing director and founder of easyname, will remain co-owner and join the leadership team around dogado CEO Daniel Hagemeier. This transaction establishes dogado GmbH as a leading mid-sized hosting company in DACH and continues its buy-and-build strategy in this sector.

The dogado GmbH based in Dortmund is a cloud hosting provider for business and private clients and has with its subsidiaries offices in Hanover, Halle (Saale), Lübeck and now also in Vienna. With over 170 employees and the brands dogado, checkdomain, BUSYMOUSE, alfahosting and now easyname, the group serves around 250,000 customers and is one of the leading hosting companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Triton focuses on businesses in the industrial, business services, consumer and healthcare sectors. The Triton funds invest in medium-sized companies based in Europe. Triton currently has 43 companies in its portfolio with a total turnover of approximately 17.4 billion euros and approximately 96,700 employees.

bpv Huegel and SIWE Rechtsanwälte Sinzger & Partner, Passau, advised dogado GmbH.

The team of bpv Huegel was led by Thomas Lettau (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and Gerald Schachner (Partner, Tax), Daniel Reiter (Corporate/M&A), Nicolas Wolski (Tax), Sonja Dürager (Partner, IP/IT), Paul Pfeifenberger (Employment) and Gerhard Fussenegger (Partner, Competition). The SIWE team was led by Martin Sinzger (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Susanne Laura Sinzger-Wegerhoff (Partner, Employment), Moritz Riebel (Corporate/ M&A) and Bernd Tschöpe (Corporate/M&A).

The tax firm Leidel & Partner, Jakob Eisenreich, provided tax advice to dogado GmbH from the German side.

The seller, Florian Schicker, was advised by DORDA, Christian Ritschka and Clemens Burian as well as Rittershaus, Mannheim, Milena Charnitzky and Claudia Pleßke.

Allen & Overy, Frankfurt, Markus Käpplinger, acted for EDSA.

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Foto (from left):
Thomas Lettau (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and Gerald Schachner (Partner, Tax)
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