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  Claranet verkoopt Amen Group aan Dada S.p.A.
              voor 17,5 miljoen euro
             ~ Claranet verscherpt focus op managed services ~

Son, 16 juli 2008 - Claranet, leverancier van zakelijke ict-oplossingen,
heeft de Amen Group verkocht aan Dada S.p.A.. De internationale
aanbieder van onder andere community & entertainment-diensten voor
web en mobiel heeft het bedrijf overgenomen voor 17,5 miljoen euro. Dada
S.p.A. is genoteerd op de Italiaanse beurs (MTA Segment STAR: DA.MI).
Door de verkoop kan Claranet zich meer richten op de verdere groei in de
managed network en hosting services markt.

Voor het volledige Engelstalige bericht zie hieronder:


    Claranet sells Amen Group to Dada S.p.A. for
                 €17.5 million in cash
               Claranet to sharpen focus on managed services

London 16 July 2008 – International managed services provider, Claranet,
today announced the €17.5m cash sale of the Amen Group of companies to
Dada S.p.A, international leader in both Community & Entertainment services for
web and mobile, as well as Domain, Hosting & online Advertising services, listed
on the Italian Stock Exchange (MTA Segment STAR: DA.MI).


The Amen Group is one of Europe’s largest domain and web hosting specialists,
and was acquired by Claranet on 12 July 2005 as part of a larger transaction
involving US-based hosting and network provider, Via Networks. The divestment
allows Claranet to sharpen its focus on core business and enhances the Group’s
ability to continue its organic and external growth in the burgeoning managed
network and hosting services market.
Charles Nasser, founder and CEO of Claranet, said: “When we acquired Amen,
our goal was to grow the company through sustained investment in its people
and technology and make it a European market leader. We are pleased to have
realised this goal and that our investment in the company has paid off.


“This transaction is a win for all parties. Having expanded our footprint over the
last 12 years to include seven countries, 12 offices and 16 data centres, we are
now in an even better position to grow organically and through further
acquisitions. This transaction will contribute to our focus on delivering high-
quality network, hosting and application hosting services to business. We plan to
continue working with Amen by providing managed network, hosting and support
services across Europe.”


BERICHT VOOR DE REDACTIE

Over Claranet
Claranet biedt sinds 1996 een betrouwbaar pakket aan diensten op het gebied
van internettoegang, managed services en datacenter-activiteiten. Middels het
eigen internationale netwerk biedt Claranet oplossingen voor dataverkeer tussen
(inter)nationale bedrijfslocaties. Met vestigingen in 7 landen bedient Claranet
meer dan 300.000 klanten wereldwijd, waaronder Airbus, Renault en
CenterParcs. Meer informatie is te vinden op www.claranet.nl.

Voor verdere persinformatie, fotomateriaal of een interview kunt u contact
opnemen met Claudia Top van LEWIS – Global Public Relations:
Tel: +31 (0) 40 235 4600     Fax: +31 (0) 40 235 4601
E-mail: claudiat@lewispr.com      www.lewispr.com

Voor meer informatie over Claranet kunt u contact opnemen met Anna
Biermans, Marketing Manager bij Claranet:
Tel: +31 (0) 40 239 3345 Fax: +31 (0) 40 239 3310
E-mail: abiermans@nl.clara.net www.claranet.nl

Contact:

About Dada
Dada S.p.A. (dada.dada.net) is an international leader in both Community &
Entertainment services for web and mobile, as well as Domain, Hosting & online
Advertising services.
Dada is organized around 2 main business units: Dada.net (www.dada.net,
community & entertainment services with a strong focus on music) and DadaPro
(professional services for online presence & advertising services on the Net).
Dada is listed on the Italian stock market MTA segment STAR (DA.MI) and its
shareholders include the management with 12.54% of the share capital and the
RCS Group, which holds 46.54%.

http://dada.dada.net/it/presskit
http://dada.dada.net/it/corporatepresentation

Contact:
Serena Santolamazza
Head of External Relations Dada
Tel 02/54027714 - Fax 02/54027749
serena.santolamazza@staff.dada.net

								
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