M&A Deal Summary

Newfold Digital Acquires Dotster

On July 1, 2011, Newfold Digital acquired information technology company Dotster from Baker Capital

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Newfold Digital’s 2nd transaction in the Information Technology sector.
  • This is Newfold Digital’s 3rd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Newfold Digital’s 1st transaction in Washington.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2011-07-01
Target Dotster
Sector Information Technology
Buyer(s) Newfold Digital
Sellers(s) Baker Capital
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition

Target

Dotster

Vancouver, Washington, United States
website
Dotster, Inc. is a provider of Internet domain name registration, hosting, email, and associated services to the SME market. Dotster was founded in 2000 and is based in Vancouver, Washington.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Newfold Digital

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1997
Sector Internet Software and Services
Revenue 1.1B USD (2019)
DESCRIPTION

Newfold Digital is a provider of shared web hosting services to small businesses. Newfield Digital helps customers of all sizes build a digital presence that delivers results. Newfold Digital has extensive product offerings and personalized support with customers to serve their online presence needs. Newfold Digital was founded in 1997 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 18
Sector (Information Technology) 2 of 6
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 3 of 13
State (Washington) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 3 of 13
Year (2011) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-05-01 IPOWER

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

IPOWER provides Web hosting and Web services for small- and medium-sized businesses.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-08-15 Homestead Technologies

Menlo Park, California, United States

Homestead Technologies Inc. provides a suite of easy-to-use, non-technical Web site creation products, e-commerce solutions and online marketing products and services for small businesses and organizations that wish to establish or enhance their presence online.

Buy -

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Baker Capital

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1995
PE ASSETS 1.5B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Baker Capital is a specialist private equity firm focused on the opportunity in the communications industry created by deregulation, new technology, and growth of the internet. Baker looks for investments in communications equipment, services, and applications providers. Baker prefers to exit investments within 5 years. Baker Capital was formed in 1995 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 14 of 17
Sector (Information Technology) 4 of 6
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 9 of 12
State (Washington) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 9 of 11
Year (2011) 3 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-01-28 InterXion Holding N.V.

Hoofddorp, Netherlands

InterXion Holding N.V. is a provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data center services in Europe, serving a wide range of customers through 52 data centers in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy-efficient data centers offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-01-13 Adaptix

Carrollton, Texas, United States

Adaptix is a wireless technology developer. Adaptix was founded in 2000 and is based in Carrollton, Texas.

Sell $160M