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dogado continues M&A strategy with acquisition of METANET in Switzerland


Dortmund (Germany), 10 January 2022 – The established Swiss hoster METANET becomes part of dogado group, a company of the Triton III portfolio company European Directories. With its first acquisition in Switzerland, dogado group reaches an important milestone in its intensiveM&A strategy: the owner-managed company is now one of the leading hosting providers in the DACH region.

The acquisition of the Swiss hoster METANET is the fourth acquisition of the dogado group in the calendar year 2021. dogado has successfully integrated a total of 28 companies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland into its Cloud & Domains and Digital Marketing business units under CEO Daniel Hagemeier. "Our ambition is to combine the best products and experts in a unique way within our company," Hagemeier explained the dogado group's integration strategy. In this way, the company aims to constantly create better offers for its customers in the online business world. "We are now implementing this strategy throughout the DACH region," commented Hagemeier on the first acquisition in Switzerland.

The mission that METANET entrepreneurs Tilia and Mirco Schnarwiler have been pursuing for a long time fits seamlessly into the strategy of the dogado group: "We want to offer reliable web solutions with fast and personal support to make small and medium-sized businesses successful online," Tilia Schnarwiler explains the successful recipe behind METANET. The merger with dogado makes it possible to take the next step with the brand, Tilia Schnarwiler continues: "We will expand our product portfolio and work together to grow even stronger in the Swiss market." To this end, business will be continued and expanded from the Zurich location and also the data center site in Switzerland.

The dogado group with main offices in Dortmund (Germany), Vienna (Austria) and now also Zurich (Switzerland) has around 370,000 customers. More than 580 employees support the product portfolio of the business units Cloud & Domains and Digital Marketing Services.

About the dogado group

The dogado group is one of the leading business customer providers for cloud hosting and digital marketing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. After its foundation in 2001, the company initially specialized in professional hosting services and later became one of the first specialists for cloud-based hosting and digital marketing. Today, around 580 employees work in offices in Dortmund, Vienna, Zurich, Hanover, Halle (Saale), Lübeck and Dresden. With the brands dogado, METANET, HEROLD, checkdomain, profihost, BUSYMOUSE, easyname and alfahosting under its roof, the group serves around 370,000 customers.

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About Triton

Since its establishment in 1997, Triton has sponsored ten funds, focusing on businesses in the industrial tech, services, consumer and healthcare sectors. The Triton funds invest in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses headquartered in Europe.

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 improvement and growth.

The 50 companies currently in Triton’s portfolio have combined sales of around EUR 18.1 billion and employ around 104,500 employees.

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