Allen & Overy has advised Total Webhosting Solutions (TWS), the Pan-European performance house of local webhosting companies, on the acquisition of Gandi.net Group from the majority shareholder Montefiore Investment and certain members of the management team.
Gandi.net specialises in providing domain name registration, web hosting, and related services. Founded in 2000, Gandi.net now has 150 employees on 3 continents and 350,000 customers.
Immediately following closing, TWS and Gandi.net announced their merger and the creation of Your.Online: a leading European online services platform supporting businesses of all sizes in realizing and scaling their online ambitions. Your.Online will serve over one million customers across Europe and the USA.
The Allen & Overy team was led from Paris by counsel Anne-Caroline Payelle, senior associate Pauline Régnier, and associate Marie Kempf.
The team also included counsel Luc Lamblin and associate Vianney Leroux on FDI aspects, as well as the Amsterdam office on the Dutch aspects and financing related advice (partners Gijs Linse and Erik-Jan Wagenvoort, senior associates Nina Harteveld and Anthonie Nederlof, associates Ishara Gamage and Peter Exel).
The transaction also involved a cross-border team from the Paris, Luxembourg, Singapore and New York offices on due diligence aspects.
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