Growth by Acquisitions

Growing by acquisition is a paramount cornerstone of DHH strategy also thank to its positive net cash position. DHH, in order to finalize further investment deals follows the following main guidelines.

Expansion

Objective

Entering in new geographies, or expanding product lines acquiring mature and cash generating companies with at least €1mn turnover

Industry focus

Web Hosting, Cloud computing

Stage of development

Market leader, cash generating companies with low leverage

Acquisition strategy

Initially cash purchase of 51%-60% of equity with the option to buy the remaining stake via cash or equity

Consolidation

Objective

Increasing market share in the current company’s reference market, acquiring small to mid-sized companies

Industry focus

Web Hosting, Cloud Computing

Stage of development

Companies with an existing customer base and distribution network

Acquisition strategy

Asset acquisition without retaining the management

Start-ups

Objective

Investing at least €1mn in worldwide innovative start-ups with appealing ideas

Industry focus

New digital technologies

Stage of development

Team and product with proven traction

Acquisition strategy

Initial minority stakes with contingent call options

Creating an ecosystem of independent businesses, that means each company remains independent with its own brand, organization, and management team. Indeed, relying on a full commitment of all founders who together with top management team bring in-depth skills in digital business, the Group will help local tech-pioneers:

Offering expert support, cost and revenue synergies achievement, resources and capabilities enhancement

Delivering know-how in managerial processes, business development, financial KPIs implementation etc.

Providing strategic thinking, technology solutions, marketing know-how and other best practices