CentralNic completes $24mn acquisition of TPP Wholesale

LONDON: CentralNic Group has received the funds from its recent bond raise and, further to the announcement released on 20 May 2019, the acquisition of TPP Wholesale Group is now complete. Headline consideration for the acquisition was AUD $24 million.

The acquisition of Hexonet Group, announced on 1 July 2019, is also expected to complete on 5 August 2019.

CentralNic Group is the global internet platform that derives revenue from the subscription sales of internet domain names.

TPP Wholesale is the leading platform for resellers of domain names and hosting in Australasia, with around 14,000 reseller customers and 840,000 domains under management. The acquisition is the next step in CentralNic’s strategy of consolidating the recurring revenue global domain name industry.

TPP Wholesale’s stand-alone revenues and Adjusted EBITDA to be acquired for the financial year ended 31 December 2018 were determined to be AUD $17 million and AUD $3.9 million, respectively on an unaudited basis.

Ben Crawford, CEO of CentralNic, said: “I am delighted to report that, having completed the acquisition of TPP Wholesale, CentralNic is now the leading supplier to domain name and hosting resellers in Australasia. The acquisition is also earnings enhancing, provides numerous cost synergies, and enables us to participate in the proposed launch of the new .au domain extension. We look forward to providing further updates in future.”

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