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The Real EIG HostGator Deal Valuation

September 26, 2013 — This is the second time in a month I have written about the press being far off on deal estimates and valuations. Last year, the media reported that Endurance International Group (EIG) purchased HostGator for $225 million. At that time I wrote a blog stating my numbers were at least 20 percent greater, adding some $50 million. Read More

Is This the European Internet Decade?

September 24, 2013 — Factors that facilitated Internet growth in the US, for example, our hands-off approach to regulation, may be ill suited to respond to the issues presented by widespread acceptance of Internet business. Interestingly, the thoughtful and contemplative approach generally preferred in Europe may actually be better suited to the next phase of Internet growth. Read More

EIG Revenues: Higher than Reported

September 18, 2013 — Maybe it was intentional or due to SEC regulations, but every media source I checked out drastically understated Endurance International Group’s (EIG) real revenues when reporting the firm’s $400 million IPO. Read More

New 2014 WHIR Networking Event Schedule Announced

Web Host Industry Review the leading media outlet for the web hosting and cloud services industry, announced today its North American and European networking event schedule for 2014. The WHIR Networking events are free-to-attend, professional events that bring together hosting providers, data center providers, cloud service providers and vendors for… Read More