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CentralNic acquires product review business for €60 million+, issues new shares

Company further expands its online advertising business with latest acquisition. CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) announced today that it is acquiring German product review business VGL Verlagsgesellschaft mbH for an initial enterprise value of €60 million. It will pay €67 million upfront and up to €38 million in an earnout if the business significantly exceeds projections. VGL […]

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CentralNic acquires Latin American domain name registrar

Small acquisition will serve as a base for expansion in Latin America. CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) has acquired the assets of NameAction Inc., a small domain name registrar based in Chile. The deal was for approximately $1 million. NameAction will contribute about $2 million in recurring revenue and $0.2 million in adjusted EBITDA starting next year. […]

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No more acquisitions for Nominet

Nominet isn’t in the market for buying up other companies any more. The .uk registry said today that its board of directors has dissolved its mergers and acquisitions committee, which means no more deals in the rapidly consolidating domain name s...
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DevHub acquires Brickwork Software to add local retail tech

Company that once catered to domain investors makes an acquisition that bolsters its client roster and product functionality. Seattle-based DevHub has acquired Brickwork Software, a retail tech company. DevHub began its life in 2007 as EvoLanding, a service that helped people automatically create websites that ranked in Google. Domain investors used it to monetize domains […]

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CentralNic to acquire Hexonet for €10.0 million

Domain company continues to consolidate the domain industry. Fresh off a bond issue of €50 million, domain name company CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) is acquiring domain name registrar Hexonet for €10 million. Hexonet is a reseller platform and also retail registrar with 3.8 million domains under management. It had €16.5 million revenue last year and […]

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Domain pricing game: Acquisition middlemen still going strong in 2017

Domain acquisition services, operating behind the scenes on behalf of usually well-off buyers, continue to game the domain market. Even when there is no trademark associated with particular domains, those middlemen attempt to acquire them at the lowest possible cost, putting pressure on the domain owners. This is how they secure bonuses, and although not […]
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