Deal announcement

goetzpartners advised Equivia

08. August 2023

goetzpartners advised Equivia on the refinancing of World Host Group and the set-up of an acquisition facility for future add-ons

goetzpartners advised Equivia and successfully secured an attractive financing solution for the refinancing of World Host Group (“WHG”, or the “Company”), a leading web hosting and domain name provider with a truly global customer base, including the arrangement of a very sizable and committed acquisition facility to support the global buy-and-build strategy of WHG.

goetzpartners provided key support during the entire financing process, from educating potential financing providers out of its powerful financier network, over managing third-party consultants to ensure targeted due diligence reports. During the credit documentation phase, we provided key advice to secure best possible terms and ensure a successful and smooth closing of the financing. Based on our expertise in structuring acquisition financing solutions in the dynamic technology and software market, we managed to negotiate the most suitable debt package for WHG. The new financing structure supports the active buy-and-build strategy of WHG with a very sizable and committed acquisition facility readily available to finance global add-on acquisitions and expand the initially drawn financing volume by more than four times.

goetzpartners acted as exclusive debt advisor to Equivia. This transaction underpins goetzpartners' debt advisory expertise and strong execution capabilities as advisor of choice across Europe and within the technology and software space.

About World Host Group
World Host Group is a leading web hosting and domain name provider, with 20+ brands and a truly global customer base. WHG began life in 2019 to build a scalable hosting business for a global market. The Company built infrastructure and developed software that was agnostic to location or network and established teams around the world that could support its customers 24/7. WHG runs numerous brands focused on specific niches or geographies, some have been launched by the Company itself. Others come to WHG through acquisition and the Company applies its systems and skills to improve those businesses.

About Equivia
Equivia is an association of successful entrepreneurs and investors with over 20 years of successful history. The common passion to make companies successful and to share experience and knowledge is at the core of the investments from the areas of technology and growth companies. The partnership provides their portfolio companies access to bundled know-how, operational manpower and financially strong investors.

Transaction Team:

Philipp Widmaier
Managing Director

Maximilian Zeiler