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UK Hoster M247 acquires another competitor: UKWSD

Tue, 20th May 2014, 13:20

UK based webhost M247 is touting that it has completed the acquisition of 'UK Web Solutions Direct' (UKWSD), for what is said to be an undisclosed seven-figure sum. The all cash deal will see M247 taking over ongoing Web Hosting service agreements for in excess of 15,000 websites and allows the existing owners of UKWSD to pursue and focus on their other interests, following a period of transition.

This is the ninth acquisition for M247 over the past 10 years and represents a continuation of the company’s strategy of consolidating the UK’s highly fragmented web hosting market. (editor’s note.. a strategy shared by a number of companies.. eg: United Internet, Endurance International, and so on. Monopolies are great for companies.. not so good for consumers! ). UKWSD customers can look forwards to enjoying the benefits of M247’s experience, support team and infrastructure as well as access to the wide range of M247 products and services.

M247 Managing Director, David Buckle, says:

I’m delighted to welcome UKWSD customers to the M247 family. The team at M247 are looking forward to getting to know them and are already standing by to continue providing the very highest levels of customer support that they’ve come to expect from UKWSD.

UKWSD Director, Paul Ridge adds:

Having known and worked closely with the team at M247 over the past decade we’re confident that our valued customers are in the very best possible hands and can look forward to many more years of the trouble-free service they’re used to with UKWSD.

While that all seem fine and dandy, a quick glance at the price points of the various hosting plan offered by the two webhosts suggest a discrepancy that may not go over well with the owners of those 15,000 websites. HJ is reaching out to M247 for more details. It will also give us a chance to find out how M247 sponsorship of Joe Girling is working out!

About the Companies

M247 is a leading provider of Internet infrastructure services in Europe and operates two state-of-the-art datacentres on Trafford Park in Manchester as well as an extensive high-capacity European backbone network spanning Manchester, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Brussels, Paris, Prague, Budapest and Bucharest. M247 is a fast growing privately owned company run by the original founding directors. The company has over 10 years’ experience of designing, deploying and managing complex Web Hosting platforms for some of the world’s largest website.

UKWSD has been providing a premium UK web hosting service since 2001. As their reputation has grown so has the customer base with the majority of our new customers coming through recommendations.

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