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Miss Group acquires Hemsida24 & HEYMO

2018-09-12 — by Alexandra Linnuste

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BGF-backed Miss Group has acquired Hemsida24 along with its sub-brand HEYMO. Hemsida24 is an internet-based sitebuilder for websites and e-commerce and has delivered solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in Scandinavia since 2008. The strategic acquisition consolidates Miss Group’s position as one of the leading web hosting provider for SMB companies in Scandinavia.

“I have been following Hemsida24 AB for many years and I am impressed by their organic growth and simple and user friendly sitebuilder. With this acquisition we are adding 14 000 paying customers and now exceeds 80 000 customers in Miss Group. Hemsida24 also contributes with an EBITDA of 1 million Euros” said Mattias Kaneteg, founder and CEO at Miss Group

Ludvig Granberg, Co-founder & CEO at Hemsida24 added: “When we started Hemsida24 ten years ago I could never imagine that we would have more than 14,000 customers and such a great team. To continue to grow from here Hemsida24 and Heymo needs to be part of something bigger and this is where Miss Group comes in. I’m truly impressed with their expertise in marketing, sales and growth and I’m confident that Hemsida24 and Miss Group will continue to grow into something much larger.”

About Miss Group
Founded in 2014, Miss Group is an International Web Hosting Group that offers a range of Hosting related services at favorable prices such as Web Hosting, Domain Registration, VPS, Dedicated Servers, Sitebuilder, SSL-Certificate, SEO Tools, Web Security and Domain Management. Miss Hosting is also an ICANN-accredited Domain Name registrar via NameISP. The company is headquartered in Manchester, UK.

About Hemsida24
Hemsida24 is an internet-based sitebuilder for creating websites and e-commerce. You get professional results while you have full control and can update the website from any computer. Today, more than 14 000 Swedish companies use Hemsida24 and HEYMO’s website tool to build, manage and customize their websites.

High-growth Miss Group, a web hosting company, has received a £6.4m investment from BGF to accelerate its international expansion strategy. The group will use the funding to build further scale through driving organic growth and acquisition of web hosting companies in new and existing markets.

Founded by serial entrepreneur Mattias Kaneteg and headquartered in Manchester, Miss Group provides a range of services predominately to SMEs, including domain registration, site building, website hosting and email management.

Since its launch in 2014, the group has opened more than 70,000 accounts, established offices in Stockholm, Miami and Sofia and have also acquired two businesses in the UK and USA with the assistance of Manchester-based Corporate Financiers, Sedulo. Miss Group now employs more than 50 people globally and has developed a reputation for high quality customer service with a 9.8 rating on TrustPilot.

To further support its buy and build strategy, Miss Group has appointed Phil Male as Non-Executive Chair following an introduction by BGF. Phil is a former Chair of UK2 Group and previously served as Chief Strategy Officer at Cable & Wireless Worldwide. He is also Chair of BGF-backed Virtual1 and has successful built and exited multiple businesses in the technology sector.

Mattias Kaneteg, founder and CEO of Miss Group said: “We have moved at pace to add scale to our platform, improve our market share and increase our global coverage. Now that we have an established model and highly successful marketing campaigns which have generated strong organic growth, we are in a strong position to accelerate our expansion through acquisitions.

“As our minority partner, BGF provides access to a large network both in the UK and internationally and potentially more funding as we expand. We are very much looking forward to working with them.”

Pinesh Mehta, an investor at BGF who will join the Board of Miss Group said: “With a proven track record in building successful businesses, Mattias and his team have quickly scaled Miss Group by attracting and retaining a high volume of customers. This is testament to the group’s model, relationships with customers and partners, and focus on high-quality service.
“Miss Group has a clear and well thought out international growth strategy which they are ready to push ahead with. We’re delighted to be supporting this and to be backing such an ambitious, innovative and professional team.”

The investment in Miss Group was coordinated by Stuart Dutton of Sedulo, and led for BGF by Pinesh Mehta, Rhys Davenport and Neil Inskip who are part of the Manchester-based team covering the North West. The team recently announced investments in the owner and operator of Albert’s Schloss and Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza, Mission Mars, and digital mapping company Gaist.

About BGF:
BGF is the most active and influential investor in small and mid-sized businesses in the UK, with £2.5bn to support a range of growing companies – early stage, growth stage and quoted – across every region and sector of the economy. In Ireland, BGF has an additional €250m to support Irish SMEs on a similar growth path.

BGF makes long-term equity capital investments in return for a minority stake in the companies it backs. Initial investments are typically between £1m-£10m followed by significant follow-on funding as required. BGF is a minority, non-controlling equity partner with a patient outlook, based on shared long-term goals with the management teams it backs.

With a specialist internal team of over 150 people, combined with an unparalleled international network of business leaders, sector experts, and board-level non-executives, BGF has a unique platform and capability to support growing UK and Irish SMEs. This is further reinforced through dedicated in-house support with Chair and senior executive selection and appointments provide by our Talent Network, now some 5,000 strong.

BGF invests off its own balance sheet allowing it to offer truly flexible investment structures with a mix of equity and loan notes as appropriate. BGF can also provide equity release for existing shareholders, and funding to support acquisitive and organic growth strategies at home and abroad.

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Google Chrome removes the green ‘Secure’ lock on HTTPS sites

2018-08-31 — by Alexandra Linnuste

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Google says security should be so normal you don’t see it. But bad security should be in your face.

Today when you visit a HTTPS website on Google’s Chrome browser, a green security lock is shown telling you that you’re visiting a secure page that’s encrypted and protected from cyberattacks. Google’s goal is to make sure 100% of the internet is HTTPS.

By May 2018, 83 percent of websites visited by people browsing on Chrome were HTTPS. It’s gotten to the point for Google where you’re much more likely to visit an HTTPS page on Chrome than a HTTP (nonsecure) page. In other words, people understand the importance of having a secure website and if something is the norm, you don’t need a label telling you that everything is normal. Therefore in september, Google will remove the “Secure” label and will eventually stop displaying the lock, too.

With this update, Google makes it clear that having HTTPS is the norm and not having HTTPS is not, which means that they will display even more warnings when a website is not using a SSL-Certificate – A warning icon and “Not Secure” label in the URL bar. This will start showing in October.

If you are late to the game, still not using a SSL-Certificate, now is the time! See our prices for SSL-Certificates here:

misshosting.se – SSL-Certificate price list
misshosting.com – SSL-Certificate price list

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Miss Group Holdings raises capital to acquire US headquartered hosting company and expand global footprint in the US and Asia.

2018-01-29 — by Alexandra Linnuste

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High growth web hosting company, Miss Group Holdings (“Miss Group”), has acquired US headquartered hosting company in a transaction adding 20,000 new active accounts to the business.

The acquisition takes Miss Group to 70,000 global customers and reinforces underlines a continuation of the high growth strategy pursued since the company’s inception in 2014. Mattias Kanetag, CEO and Founder, of Miss Group said “This is a very important strategic acquisition for us improving our market share in the US but also opening new Asian markets for us. This adds to our hugely successful marketing campaigns which have generated exceptional organic growth.”

An investment in Miss Group by Harbert European Growth Capital, an investor in high growth European technology companies with proven management teams, funded the acquisition of the US headquartered hosting company.

“The hosting and domain market, whilst sizeable, remain fragmented with inconsistent customer support levels” explained Bryan McLoughlin, Vice President at Harbert European Growth Capital, “Mattias, and his team, are deeply experienced entrepreneurs with a proven track record of acquiring and retaining customers through high quality service and value. We’re delighted to support the continued expansion of Miss Group with our recent investment.”

Stuart Dutton of Sedulo Corporate Finance advised Miss Group on the recent fundraising and acquisition. Kanetag commented “I would like to thank the teams at both Sedulo Corporate Finance and Harbert for their support on these deals.”

About Miss Group

Founded in 2014, Miss Group is an International Web Hosting company that offers a range of Hosting related services at favorable prices such as Web Hosting, Domain Registration, VPS, Dedicated Servers, Site Builder, Magento Hosting, SEO Hosting, Affiliate Hosting, Email Management and more. The company is headquartered in Manchester, UK and has offices in Stockholm, Sweden, Miami, USA & Sofia, Bulgaria. Please see www.missgroup.com for more information.

About Harbert European Growth Capital

Harbert European Growth Capital (“HEGC”), an investment strategy of alternative asset manager Harbert Management Corporation (“HMC”), lends risk capital to technology and life sciences companies across Europe. HEGC has the ability to support businesses with follow-on reserves and a global network of commercial and investor relationships. Please see www.harbert.net for more information.

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Web Hosting & Website – only $1.25 per month!

2017-09-11 — by Alexandra Linnuste

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Do you want to build your own website? Buy any of our Web Hosting packages and get SiteBuilder for free! Starting from just $1.25 per month – 78% discount!

Our Basic Package include!

• 1 Website
• Unlimited Bandwidth
• Unlimited Email
• Free SSL Certificate
• 100 GB Cloud Storage

only $1.25 / month

Our Professional package include!

• 10 Websites
• Unlimited Bandwidth
• Unlimited Email
• Free SSL Certificate
• 250 GB Cloud Storage

only $2.50 /month

Our Ultimate package include!

• Unlimited Websites
• Unlimited Bandwidth
• Unlimited Email
• Free SSL Certificate
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Miss Hosting Receives 2017 Best of Hollywood Award

2017-06-19 — by Alexandra Linnuste

We are very happy to announce that Miss Hosting has been selected for the 2017 Best of Hollywood Award in the Web Hosting Company category by the Hollywood Award Program.

Each year, the Hollywood Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Hollywood area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Hollywood Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Hollywood Award Program and data provided by third parties.

2017 Best of Hollywood Award

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Miss Hosting acquires HTTPS.se

2017-06-05 — by Alexandra Linnuste

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Last month, it was determined that Miss Hosting becomes the new owner of the domain and service HTTPS.se. The site was previously owned by Triop AB, which now chooses to focus on cyber security consultancy.

Jonas Lejon – CEO of Triop comments:
“I see Miss Hosting as a perfect organization to push forward and develop https.se”

Mattias Kaneteg – CEO of Miss Hosting says:
“Our strategy on Miss Hosting is to deliver secure services to our customers and therefore HTTPS.se fits in perfectly, as we want to take a leading role in SSL-Certificates in the countries we work in.”

Miss Hosting is an International Web Hosting company that offers a range of Hosting related services at favorable prices such as Web Hosting, Magento Hosting, SEO Hosting, Domain Registration, VPS, Dedicated Servers, Site Builder, Email Management, Affiliate Marketing and more.

The company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with offices in Miami, USA, Sofia, Bulgaria, Nashik, India and local presence in Norway, Finland, England, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Argentina and Iran.

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Miss Hosting acquires UK based Web Hosting company

2017-05-09 — by Alexandra Linnuste

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Summer is around the corner and what a great start of the year it has been here at Miss Hosting. For starters, we are very happy to announce our acquisition of a UK based Hosting Company that will further increase our presence across Europe!

Commenting on the deal: Miss Group CEO, Mattias Kaneteg says:
“This is a fantastic opportunity for Miss Group to enter the UK market as part of our expansion strategy and complement our existing operations. The team at Sedulo Corporate Finance have been essential in sourcing the target, negotiating the transaction and ensuring that all the logistics of the deal were completed swiftly and efficiently.”

London

On the 14th of May, we are opening our new Sales and Support office in Sofia, Bulgaria. Lennon Wargenborg will take the role as Country Manager, and recruitment of 40 Sales and Support employees have started. Our office will be located in the beautiful Vertigo Business Tower and we will share building with a number of other inspiring and talented businesses.

Sofia, Bulgaria

Internationally, we’ve had an active couple of months of recruitment led by our new HR & Support Manager, Katarina Saglind and we are happy to welcome our awesome new Team Leaders Laura Barbulescu, Livia Emese Gonda, and Sarina Karimfor. We now have local presence in Norway, Finland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Argentina and Iran and offices in Sweden, USA, UK and India.

At our Swedish office we have welcomed two new sales people, Rickard Forsberg and Fredrik Stach, which are already breaking records. Our sales team is on fire!

Miss Hosting fun facts:
• 35000 Customers
• 100 000 Hosted Sites
• 1000 Servers
• 3600% Growth in Turnover
• 50 Employees

… In less than 30 months!

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Meet Miss Hosting’s Team at These Events

2017-04-06 — by Alexandra Linnuste

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This year our team will be attending and exhibiting at multiple hosting and affiliate conferences worldwide. We invite anyone who’s around to come meet us and have a little chat – business or leisure.

Nordic Affiliate Conference – April 7th – Stockholm, Sweden
IGB Affiliates – July 11th – 14th – Amsterdam, Holland
Affiliate Summit East – July 30th – August 1st – New York, USA
Pubcon – November 6th – 9th – Las Vegas, USA
IGB Affiliates – November 1st – 4th – Berlin, Germany
SIGMA – November 22nd – 25th – Malta

Hope to meet you there!

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We’re hiring in Bulgaria!

2017-03-22 — by Alexandra Linnuste

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Miss Hosting is Sweden’s fastest growing Web Hosting company. In less than 26 months we have acquired more than 30 000 customers. We are a young company with a lot of opportunities worldwide. Now we are looking for an agent to help us establish on the Bulgarian market.

Employment: Employed by the hour, 40h/week
Where: Bulgaria

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Job Description:

You will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the image and the reputation of Miss Hosting and identify new opportunities in Bulgaria.

You will actively discover new prospects and opportunities. The communication will be handled mostly by telephone but also through personal meetings and emails. You will also be responsible for any inbound customer inquiries in Bulgaria.

Responsibilities  
•    Being the point of contact between the company and its clients
•    Acquire comprehensive knowledge of products and promotions in Bulgaria
•    Sales activities for engaging new customers
•    Identify new opportunities in Bulgaria
•    Handle inbound customer inquiries – customer support
Skills
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Ability and desire in handling customers with care
•    Excellent interpersonal and social skills
•    Self-confidence
•    Think and work independently, take initiatives and structure work tasks
•    Native Bulgarian / Fluent English

At Miss Hosting we value if you have a passion for what you are doing and we think having fun is an essential part of a job. We consider it to be more important who you are as a person than degrees and certificates. It is crucial that you can handle all different kind of situations; negative as positive ones- and always goes through situations with a positive mind set. We are looking for an independent professional who is keen to obtain a lot of responsibilities and eager to lead the mission to conquer the Bulgarian market.

We will offer you

•    As we are a company that is growing rapidly we can offer lots of future opportunities
•    Working from home
•    A lot of responsibilities
•    Chance to influence; we are an open-minded company. We are always willing to listen to creative ideas for improvement.

Are you interested in the open vacancy?
Contact Katarina Saglind – katarina@missgroup.com

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We’re hiring in Iran!

2017-03-22 — by Alexandra Linnuste

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Miss Hosting is Sweden’s fastest growing Web Hosting company. In less than 26 months we have acquired more than 30 000 customers. We are a young company with a lot of opportunities worldwide. Now we are looking for an agent to help us establish on the Iranian market.

Employment: Employed by the hour, 40h/week
Where: Sweden – from home

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Job Description:

You will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the image and the reputation of Miss Hosting and identify new opportunities in Iran.

You will actively discover new prospects and opportunities. The communication will be handled mostly by telephone but also through personal meetings and emails. You will also be responsible for any inbound customer inquiries in Iran.

Responsibilities  
•    Being the point of contact between the company and its clients
•    Acquire comprehensive knowledge of products and promotions in Iran
•    Sales activities for engaging new customers
•    Identify new opportunities in Iran
•    Handle inbound customer inquiries – customer support
Skills
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Ability and desire in handling customers with care
•    Excellent interpersonal and social skills
•    Self-confidence
•    Think and work independently, take initiatives and structure work tasks
•    Native Iranian / Fluent English

At Miss Hosting we value if you have a passion for what you are doing and we think having fun is an essential part of a job. We consider it to be more important who you are as a person than degrees and certificates. It is crucial that you can handle all different kind of situations; negative as positive ones- and always goes through situations with a positive mind set. We are looking for an independent professional who is keen to obtain a lot of responsibilities and eager to lead the mission to conquer the Iranian market.

We will offer you

•    As we are a company that is growing rapidly we can offer lots of future opportunities
•    Working from home
•    A lot of responsibilities
•    Chance to influence; we are an open-minded company. We are always willing to listen to creative ideas for improvement.

Are you interested in the open vacancy?
Contact Katarina Saglind – katarina@missgroup.com