Combell Group has acquired web hosting provider iXL Hosting (iXL) from Ede. With this acquisition, Combell Group further strengthens its position in the Netherlands. In addition to more than 8,000 customers, iXL also brings a great portfolio of services and expertise to the group.
Based in Ede and founded in 2007, iXL is a key player in the Dutch hosting business. It focuses mainly on web hosting, domain names and servers. In June 2018, iXL made its own acquisition of TOPservers, another Dutch hosting brand. The company serves more than 8,000 customers and hosts over 60,000 websites.
Combell Group is convinced that joining forces can help achieve greater results in the ever-changing European hosting market. The acquisition of iXL will lead to more innovation and opportunities for the customers of both companies.
Our group's mission is to become the best “digital enabler” for entrepreneurs and SMEs. Thanks to the acquisition of iXL, we believe that we can further strengthen our position in this respect in the Netherlands. We are very happy to welcome more than 8,000 customers and a great deal of new expertise into the group.
Jonas Dhaenens, CEO of Combell Group
In the next few months, Combell Group will be working with iXL on a brand integration plan for the group, while respecting the values and strengths of both companies. The company employs 9 people in its office in Ede and all of them will remain in their positions. As for Robert van Esseveld, the former owner of iXL, he will be taking on a new professional challenge.
Right from the start, I have always seen Combell Group as a perfect model in the hosting market. Since they have a fantastic track record in the field of M&A, I am very pleased that Combell Group will acquire the shares of iXL and I am also quite confident that this will make iXL a stronger and better company in every respect.
Robert van Esseveld, Manager of iXL