IGNUM merges with STABLE.cz

IGNUM, a prominent web hosting provider in the Czech Republic, merges with Stable.cz s.r.o. This is another step aimed at changing the status quo on the Central-European web hosting market. IGNUM, which is now the part of the WY Group, expands its sphere of action on the Czech market.

IGNUM has bought Stable.cz s.r.o., a web hosting company based in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic, with the aim to enhance and extend its web hosting services. Previously, IGNUM had joined forces with Slovak company Webglobe – Yegon. Now both the companies operate under one investment brand, WY Group, with an increased impact in the region.  

Jaroslav Štětina, the executive director of IGNUM, comments: “We’ve chosen Stable.cz as an established player on the web hosting market. It will make a valuable part of the newly established group.”

Stable.cz s.r.o. is another web hosting acquisition by WY Group, backed by Sandberg Capital investment fund. The existing team of Stable.cz will remain unchanged, focussing on the provision of web hosting and server administration services. Stable.cz will be run by Petr Šmída, a former director of ACTIVE 24 web hosting company which he successfully managed for 11 years.

“We are not going to make any big changes in Stable.cz. On the contrary, our goal is to strengthen Stable.cz’s position, especially among the demanding server hosting clients. We’ll use the potential of high-ranking web hosting companies within the WY Group to offer more advanced and high-quality services,” Petr Šmída, the future director of Stable.cz said.

IGNUM, s.r.o., www.ignum.cz is a web hosting company with a 20 years’ history on the market, ranging among the prominent Czech domain registrars and server hosting providers. It currently manages over 140,000 domain names and serves over 24,000 customers. The company was founded in 1998, bearing the name IGNUM, a limited liability company, since 2000.

Stable.cz, s.r.o., www.stable.cz, a company based in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic, was founded in 2011. Its portfolio includes domain registration, web hosting and server hosting services, specializing mainly on high-performance e-commerce projects. It currently registers over 20,000 domains and provides web hosting services to over 15,000 customers. The company’s history began in 2001. Ten years later it acquired the employees and customers from MITON.cz, and now it manages web hosting brands such as Stable.cz, Otoman.cz, Endora.cz and domain registrar Kvapem.cz.

Sandberg Capital, Sprav. spol., a.s., sandberg.capital invests in small and medium-sized companies within the Central and Eastern European region. Its portfolio includes assets worth over EUR 150 million. The company is authorized by the Slovak National Bank to found and administer Slovak and foreign alternative investment funds. Sandberg Capital invests in IT, agriculture, telecommunications, education and retail companies.

Webglobe – Yegon, s.r.o., wy.sk came into existence by merging Webglobe and Yegon companies in 2014. Since then, the company has been operating under the common brand WY. The company has over 20 years’ history on the Slovak market, currently serving over 20,000 customers and registering over 50,000 domains.