Wachovia Capital Partners (WCP) announced today that it has acquired HostMySite, Inc. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. HostMySite.com is a leading hosting provider, delivering highly scalable hosting solutions including managed hosting, dedicated hosting, virtual private servers, and shared hosting. Wachovia Capital Partners partnered with experienced industry executives Art Zeile and Joel Daly earlier this year with a goal of acquiring and building a leading managed hosting company. With this acquisition, the executives will assume the roles of CEO and COO of the company.
Lou Honick and Neil Heuer founded HostMySite.com in 1997. With over 250 employees, 4,000 servers and state of the art datacenter facilities, the founders have built a highly successful business with a strong service culture. Following the transaction, Lou Honick will become the Chief Strategy Officer.
''With greater access to financial capital, HostMySite.com will continue as a leader in our industry. We believe that we have great prospects for growth and can further expand our reputation for quality of service, deep expertise, and solid execution,'' said Mr. Honick. ''We value the breadth of industry experience that Wachovia Capital Partners brings to the table having invested in hosting services companies for over a decade. We believe in this market and our opportunities are significantly enhanced with the backing of a strong financial partner.''
Art Zeile and Joel Daly were the founders of Inflow, an IT services company managing 14 datacenters, which was sold to SunGard Availability Services in 2005. Wachovia Capital Partners was the first and largest investor in Inflow. ''We are incredibly proud of what Lou Honick and Neil Heuer have created. The culture of HostMySite.com is one of intense focus on the customer. Customer satisfaction will remain our top priority,'' stated Art Zeile.
HostMySite.com was advised in this transaction by DH Capital.
To learn more about HostMySite.com and its managed web hosting services, please visit: www.HostMySite.com.
As the hosting industries best example of Service Defined, HostMySite prides itself as a trusted partner with a commitment to providing a full range of world class hosting and colocation solutions. HostMySite acts as an expert extension to our customers’ Information Technology department to provide flexible, scalable and affordable solutions. HostMySite’s hosting services are supported by 24x7x365 live support through toll-free telephone, email and online chat.
Wachovia Capital Partners (WCP) is the private equity investing arm of Wachovia Corporation, the fourth largest bank holding company in the U.S. Since the group’s inception in 1988, WCP has invested in excess of $3.5 billion of private equity capital on behalf of Wachovia. WCP’s current investment portfolio is comprised of 43 companies representing roughly $1.4 billion in invested capital. WCP is currently investing out of WCP II, L.P., a $1.8 billion fund. Companies the firm has backed include: Inflow, Inc., Affinity, NuVox Communications, Triton PCS, and MetroPCS.