NKF advises Cinven and Ontario Teachers on their investment in group.ONE and dogado

Niederer Kraft Frey has advised international private equity firm Cinven and leading global investor Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board on their investment in the combination of group.ONE and the dogado group.

Cinven and Ontario Teachers’ have announced that the Seventh Cinven Fund, in partnership with Ontario Teachers, has agreed to acquire and combine group.ONE and dogado group. The combination of group.ONE and dogado group will create a diversified pan-European one-stop-shop provider of online presence solutions for small- and medium-sized enterprises and small-office home-offices including domain, web hosting, cloud hosting, business software and digital marketing services.

Headquartered in Sweden, group.ONE is a provider of online presence solutions via mass hosting and operates across a number of European countries and has strong positions in the Nordic and Benelux mass hosting markets. The company has more than 650 employees. Likewise, dogado is also a provider of online presence solutions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (the “DACH” region), offering mass and cloud hosting and digital marketing services.

The NKF team was led by corporate/m&a partner Andrea Giger (pictured left), working with partner Philip Spoerlé (corporate/m&a, pictured right), counsel Janine Reudt-Demont (IP/IT), senior associate Katalin Siklosi (corporate/m&a) and associates Benedikt Hadorn (Corporate/M&A) and Jamie Lee Mancini (real estate).