Company closes Hexonet transaction and buys one of its resellers.
Domain name company CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) has completed its acquisition of Hexonet, and scooped up one of its resellers for another NZD $5.2 million (USD $3.4m).
It’s noteworthy that the company paid €10 million to acquire Hexonet and then secured one of its big resellers for an additional $3.4 million.
The reseller, Ideegeo Group Limited, sells domain names at IWantMyName.com.
Ideegeo has 80,000 customers and 180,000 names under management. Notably, it only sells domain names and not high margin services like hosting. This gives CentralNic an opportunity to sell other services into the customer base.
For the financial year ending March 31, Ideegeo’s revenues were NZD $6.2 million (USD $4.2m), with an EBITDA (adjusted for the costs of the shareholders leaving the business) of NZD $0.9m (USD $0.6m).
CentralNic funded the acquisition from its recent €50 million bond issue.
Doron Vermaat says
I can imagine they partly purchased IwantMyName.com for the excelent user interface of the site. I used them in the past for some new GTLD purchases and loved their UI and the overal UX.
Andrew Allemann says
They mentioned that in their release, actually. I didn’t know if it was just spin, so nice to get some validation from you.