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dogado acquires checkdomain and becomes one of the leading hosting providers in Germany


Dortmund/Lübeck (Germany), 7 January 2019 - dogado GmbH, a company of the Triton III portfolio company European Directories, acquired checkdomain. With the acquisition, dogado now serves more than 190,000 customers with domains, web hosting and cloud services. This makes dogado one of the leading hosting providers in Germany.

The Lübeck-based company checkdomain was founded by Johannes Herold and specialises in domain reservations. With around 800 TLDs from all over the world, checkdomain supports almost every combination of domain extension and desired domain name. Almost 50,000 customers, including customers such as Axel Springer and Sennheiser, value this service and the associated reliability.

For dogado, the acquisition was an important milestone in the company’s own development. Daniel Hagemeier, CEO of dogado, is pleased about the acquisition: “checkdomain and dogado not only share a common market but, above all, a common philosophy: We place the focus on the customer to enable them to operate successfully online. We found the perfect match in checkdomain for providing our customers with ideas for the right name for their online projects.”

Through this acquisition, dogado continues the ongoing consolidation in the hosting market. Thanks to the support of Triton, dogado has completed more than twelve acquisitions in Germany in recent years. Björn Osterloff, Operating Partner and advisor to the Triton funds and responsible for Dogado/EDSA  commented: “Triton’s goal,  through partnership with management teams, is to successfully develop its portfolio companies over the long-term.Together with the dogado management team, we developed a successful acquisition strategy for the hosting market right from the start. Thanks to the rapidly developing size of the company, dogado was able to provide its own customers with an even better portfolio of cloud services.”

About dogado

The dogado group, based in Dortmund, Hanover, Halle (Saale) and Lübeck, is a cloud hosting provider for business customers. After its founding in 2001, the company initially relied on professional hosting services and later, it became one of the first German specialists to offer corporate cloud-based services. With more than 120 employees and the brands checkdomain, BUSYMOUSE, dogado and alfahosting, the Group serves more than 190,000 customers and is one of the leading hosting companies in Germany.

About Triton

The Triton funds invest in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses headquartered in Europe, focusing on businesses in the Industrial, Business Services and Consumer/Health sectors.

Triton seeks to contribute to the building of better businesses for the longer term. Triton and its executives wish to be agents of positive change towards sustainable operational improvements and growth. The 38 companies currently in Triton's portfolio have combined sales of around € 13.1 billion and around 85,000 employees.

The Triton funds are advised by dedicated teams of professionals based in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Luxembourg and Jersey.

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