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Hoststar has been acquired by Miss Group

The owner of Hoststar – Multimedia Networks AG (Hoststar) has sold the company to Miss Group.

Hoststar, based in Fraubrunnen in the Swiss canton of Bern, was founded in 1996 by Claude Hofer. Today, with approximately 30 employees, the company is one of the largest Swiss hosting providers. It is primarily active in Switzerland and Austria, and nearly 80,000 customers rely on its solutions. The company manages a total of more than 180,000 domains.

Founded in 2014, Miss Group is an international web hosting group that offers a range of hosting-related services at competitive prices, including web hosting, domain registration, VPS, dedicated servers, website builder, SSL-certificate, SEO tools, web security and domain management. Miss Group is also an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar via name ISP. It is a well-established operator in its core markets, with a customer service-oriented model driving industry-leading performance metrics for its more than 200,000 web hosting customers. The majority shareholding of Miss Group is owned by Perwyn, an international private equity and growth equity investor.

Oaklins’ team in Switzerland acted as the exclusive sell-side advisor on the sale of Hoststar – Multimedia Networks AG.

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Dr. Jürg  Stucker

Dr. Jürg Stucker

Partner
Zurich, Switzerland
Oaklins Switzerland
 David  Zürrer

David Zürrer

Director
Basel, Switzerland
Oaklins Switzerland
 Christoph  Walker

Christoph Walker

Senior Associate
Zurich, Switzerland
Oaklins Switzerland

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