Zwolle, The Netherlands, 21 February 2018 – The Dutch family-owned investment corporation Strikwerda Investments (SI) and Yourholding, the parent company of Yourhosting, Realtime Register and Resello, join forces. Yourholding is one of the biggest hosting providers in the Netherlands. This partnership lays a solid foundation for a new label: Total Webhosting Solutions (TWS). By also acquiring RealHosting, Reviced Cloud Services and Versio, TWS instantly becomes the market leader in the Netherlands.
Yourholding is a specialized web hosting and cloud service provider and focuses on SMEs. Ever since its establishment in 2001, the company has strengthened its leading position in the Dutch IT market. Valentijn Borstlap, CEO of Yourholding: “Our main focus for the next few years is expanding our current market position together with SI. We’re actively looking for new ways to scale up in this fast consolidating industry. Our partnership with SI enables us to accelerate this process and acquire businesses in the hosting and cloud service market.”
Consolidation in the Dutch hosting industry has been an ongoing trend for some time now. Pure size has become more important for successfully attending to customers. However, it still is a very fragmented industry. TWS aims to be the driving force behind further consolidation in this industry. Within TWS the separate Business Units operate independently, which stimulates entrepreneurship and allows them to quickly and relevantly respond to market opportunities. As a whole, its company size enables TWS to achieve cost-effectiveness, guarantee quality, and invest in the future. Matthieu van Amerongen, CFO of TWS: “SI has a lot of experience with helping companies like TWS thrive. We aim to combine the strength of agile and entrepreneurial companies with the professionalism and sustainability of a large company. We look forward to welcoming more entrepreneurs to TWS.” This investment fits perfectly into SI’s overall strategy of investing in ambitious companies that strive to become an industry-leading platform. Besides taking part in Total Specific Solutions and Vancis, TWS is a leading new platform for the Dutch market and, as such, a valuable addition to SI’s portfolio.