Headquartered in Stockholm, Cloudnet was established in 2010 and has grown to become Sweden’s largest managed hosting company specialising in the operating system Linux.
Cloudnet currently services c. 500 SME customers primarily located in Sweden. In the year ending December 2021, Cloudnet reported revenues of SEK25m.
The company will join Miss Group’s growing team of over 300 people, adding to its customer base of >700,000 businesses globally in the Nordic and DACH regions, Europe and North America.
Fredrik Björklund, co-founder and CEO of Miss Group, said: “Cloudnet has established a fantastic reputation in the Swedish market, not only for its knowledge base and expertise but also for its customer service-led approach to supporting SME customers as their businesses grow. This is an approach that resonates with Miss Group’s own customer service-oriented model and where Cloudnet’s expertise will complement our offering. As part of Miss Group, Cloudnet will have unrivalled access to our international network of technical expertise, as well as a leading range of products and services to offer its customers.”
Magnus and Anders, co-founders of Cloudnet, said: “This is a great opportunity to strengthen Cloudnet’s offering, both in terms of customer service and the types of products Cloudnet can deliver. We are happy to see how similar both companies’ passion for providing great customer support is, and we’re sure this will further improve the experience for our existing and future customers.”
Cloudnet’s co-founders Magnus and Anders will both leave the business post acquisition, with day-to-day management transitioning to Miss Group’s established management team in Sweden.
Miss Group’s ambitious growth trajectory saw proforma revenues for the year ending December 2021 reach €66 million with a 43% EBITDA margin. With strong organic growth and future acquisitions, the Group anticipates reaching €100 million turnover and 45% EBITDA margin within the next 12 months.
Fredrik Björklund added: “We have established a healthy acquisition pipeline for 2022 that will continue to accelerate our international growth, as well as adding new products and services to our portfolio that will further strengthen our offer of providing best-in-class web services and support to help SME businesses expand their global reach.”
Perwyn, the family-backed private equity business, acquired a majority position in Miss Group in February 2020 to support the growth ambitions of the business through international expansion and ongoing M&A. Cloudnet takes the total number of acquisitions completed under Perwyn ownership to ten, and the total number of acquisitions completed by Miss Group since 2018 to 19.