Antagonist was sold to

Antagonist was acquired by With the transaction, acquired a leading supplier of managed web hosting and domain name registration services in the Netherlands.

Based in Enschede, The Netherlands, Antagonist provides a comprehensive set of web hosting services that are of high quality, reliable and cost-effective. The company combines the flexibility and technical advantages of a managed VPS with the simplicity and low cost of shared web hosting. This makes Antagonist faster, safer, and more reliable than most of its competitors.

Willem Daris, partner at PhiDelphi: “It was a pleasure to work with the company and DC Advisory. We are pleased that we could support the company in finding the right strategic partner to enhance the future growth”., backed by Cinven and based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a leading hosting provider in Europe with around 1.5 million customers in 149 countries.

The acquisition follows the general consolidation trend in the hosting market and the ambition of to further grow and strengthen its market position in Northern Europe, which follows previous acquisitions of amongst others Hostnet and SYSE.

With this transaction PhiDelphi strengthens its track record in the technology sector, having previously acted as the exclusive advisor for more than thirty transactions including the sale of Visionplanner to Visma, the sale of Culgi to Siemens and the acquisition of InAdminRiskCo by Achmea.

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