29 february 2012 – Home.pl today announced the acquisition of a controlling stake in the company by funds advised by Value4Capital. Home.pl is a leading provider of internet related services for B2B customers in Poland. Value4Capital funds, together with the original founders of the business will actively suport further development of the company.
„home.pl is a leader of several prospective segments of the interet based services. Webhosting, internet domains, ecommerce platforms, IT/internet security products are more and more broadly used by the business customers. The company has very strong fundamentals and a number of years of dynamic growth ahead – said Piotr Misztal, Partner in charge of the transaction at Value4Capital.
home.pl financial advisers were Saski Partners. Value4Capital worked with Ernst & Young and Cameron McKenna.
home.pl is the largest web hosting provider for small and medium size companies in Eastern and Central Europe. The company specializes in hosting services, mail accounts and Internet based business applications. home.pl has over a million users and is the biggest Partner of Scientific and Academic Computer Network (NASK) in the registration of .PL domains. home.pl has received many prestigious prizes and awards. In 2010 home.pl was a finalist in international competition for Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur Of The Year”. home.pl cooperates with technological leaders in order to expand its offer. The key Partners are: Facebook, Google, HP, AMD, Parallels and Microsoft. In 2009 and 2010 home.pl was awarded the Gold Consumer’s Laurel and implemented ISO 27001 information security management standards. home.pl services are used by international corporations, financial institutions and public administration.
Value4Capital is a manager of private equity funds investing in the Central and Eastern Europe region, focusing on mid-sized companies in a range of sectors. Current investments are made out of the V4C Eastern Europe Fund II (previously SGAM Eastern Europe Fund II), with committed capital of EUR 156 million.