Contabo

Fund
Fund V
Year
2022
Location
Germany
Status
Current

A leading cloud hosting platform for SMEs, entrepreneurs and developers.

Key facts

Europe, US and APAC

24

‘lean and green’ data centres

Customers

250k+

worldwide

Acquisitions

2

bolt-ons

Contabo is a cloud hosting platform used by developers, entrepreneurs and SMEs for webhosting, development and storage.

Contabo

High performance technology

The firm is known in the market for its technology edge, high performance, customer support and competitive pricing.

Our investment 

Fund IV first invested in Contabo in 2019 alongside proven hosting entrepreneurs Thomas Strohe, Jochen Berger and Thomas Vollrath who introduced the opportunity to Oakley.

Our deep expertise and track record in the hosting sector is helping to further professionalise the business and maintain its strong growth trajectory. In 2020, we added Czech hosting business VSHosting to expand Contabo’s international footprint, followed by G-Portal in 2021, a rapidly growing ‘platform-as-a-service’ provider in the gaming space.

In 2022, Fund IV reached in agreement to sell its stake in Contabo and as part of the transaction, Fund V acquired a minority stake alongside majority investor KKR.

Quote Thomas Noglik

Oakley and their co-investors have a deep understanding of the hosting industry and will help us in our ambitions to accelerate growth.

Thomas Noglik

CEO Contabo

Market dynamics

Contabo’s target market segment is growing at double digit rates, driven by developers and SMEs that are digitising their market presence and leading to increased demand for cloud infrastructure solutions to deploy applications. Within the hosting market, the business operates in an attractive and sustainable niche and has a loyal, tech-savvy, and global customer base of developers, entrepreneurs and SMEs.

Our origination network helps us source investments others cannot. Often, we are the first institutional investor in our portfolio companies.

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