December 2022. bpv Huegel advised European Directories Group, a portfolio company of Triton Partners on the sale of dogado group to international private equity firm Cinven and leading global investor Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board.
The dogado group is a leading specialist in cloud-based hosting and digital marketing in the DACH region with some 500 employees work in offices in Dortmund, Vienna, Zurich, Hanover, Halle (Saale), Lübeck, Oberhausen, and Dresden. With the dogado, METANET, Herold, checkdomain, profihost, easyname, and alfahosting brands under its umbrella, the group serves around 380,000 customers. For more information: www.dogado.group
Triton invests in high-growth medium-sized businesses in German-speaking and Nordic countries, the Benelux region, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The companies currently in Triton’s portfolio have combined sales of around EUR 18.1 bn and employ around 106,000 employees. For more information: www.triton-partners.de
bpv Huegel already advised dogado group on its market entry in Austria through the acquisition of the second-largest Austrian hosting company easyname GmbH and on its merger with the traditional Austrian company HEROLD. The merger with HEROLD created the provider with the most comprehensive range of web hosting and website services, domains, cloud solutions and online marketing services for SMEs in Austria. In addition, bpv Huegel has advised the dogado group on numerous add-on acquisitions in Austria.
On the sale the European Directories Group was advised by Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek (Lead Germany) and bpv Huegel (Austrian law aspects of the transaction).
In the bpv Huegel team: Thomas Lettau (Lead) (Partner/ Corporate/M&A), Johannes Mitterecker (Attorney at law, Corporate /M&A), Ingo Braun (Partner, IT/ Data protection); Nicolas Wolski (Partner/ M&A/ Tax); Sonja Dürager (Partner/ IT/ Data protection) Paul Pfeifenberger (Attorney at Law, Employment), Tamara Tomic (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Anna Zirkler (Associate, Corporate/M&A).