Web.com Announces Agreement to Acquire Donweb.com
- Important driver of Web.com’s international growth strategy
- Platform for Latin American market
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 12, 2016 — Web.com Group, Inc. (Web.com) (NASDAQ: WEB), a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, today announced it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Latin American-focused Donweb.com, a leading web hosting and domain registration company.
“The addition of Donweb.com to our organization will be an important next step in our international growth strategy. Latin America has a large and growing base of small-business customers who are looking for website and internet solutions and need assistance,” said David L. Brown, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Web.com. “Over the last 15 years, Donweb.com CEO and Founder Guillermo Tornatore has built an impressive service-oriented business that focuses on the customer, and we look forward to Guillermo and his experienced, Argentina-based team of approximately 90 employees joining the Web.com family.”
“We are pleased to enter into an agreement with Web.com. We look forward to combining our expertise and success in helping small businesses with Web.com’s online marketing solutions to better serve this market,” said Guillermo Tornatore, Donweb.com’s chief executive officer and founder.
The transaction is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2017.
Web.com will discuss this transaction in conjunction with its previously announced Investor Day on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, in New York City from 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. ET. The audio and slides from the event will be webcast live in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website (http://ir.web.com) and will be accessible for a limited period after the event.
Founded in 2002, Donweb.com is a leading Latin American technology company that provides web hosting, cloud servers, dedicated servers, email marketing and domains services to small and medium-sized businesses. Donweb.com is one of the largest providers in the Latin American market and has achieved constant growth by simplifying the process of building a web presence
for its customers. For more information, please visit www.donweb.com and facebook.com/donwebhosting.