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Total Webhosting Solutions Acquires KPN Web Hosting Company Argeweb

Tue, 10th December 2019, 16:14

KPN web hosting subsidiary Argeweb has been acquired by fellow Dutch company Total Webhosting Solutions (TWS) for an undisclosed sum. Argeweb provides services such as domain registration, web hosting, email hosting, Office 365 and online storage. The sale of its web hosting portfolio is in line with telco KPN’s ongoing strategy to simplify its operations. KPN recently started migrating all of its domain and web hosting related services to Argeweb.

Koen van Deudekom, CEO of Argeweb, said:

“With TWS as a partner, we can continue to guarantee our premium service in the future, and we will continue to invest in new and relevant services for our customers.

“We have gained a lot of operational knowledge and experience regarding technical migrations in recent years, which we are happy to use to do our own acquisitions in this rapidly consolidating market.”

Matthieu van Amerongen, CEO of TWS, added:

“The web hosting market is not growing fast and is expected to consolidate further. Web hosting companies have built a stable customer base and are now looking for opportunities to continue their success in this changing market.

“We’re very pleased that we can welcome Koen and his team to TWS to further expand our leading position in the Dutch market.”

TWS has acquired a number of Dutch and Spanish companies. Argeweb is a significant addition. InforTelecom, Axarnet and Cartagon of Spain were acquired this past January and PC Extreme and Savvii were bought in March 2018. Argeweb has operated as an independent company since being acquired by KPN in 2014, and is expected to continue as such under the TWS umbrella. 

Other companies operating under the TWS include Yourhosting, Versio, PC Extreme, RealHosting, De Heeg, Savvii, Provider, Neostrada, InforTelecom, Axarnet, Cartagon and SoHosted.