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Endurance International Group, Inc.
Traded as NASDAQEIGI
Russell 2000 Component
NSEENDURANCE
Industry Internet hosting services
Predecessor BizLand
Founded 1997 (1997)
Founder Hari Ravichandran
Headquarters Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
Number of locations
Worldwide
Key people
Hari Ravichandran
Services Web hosting, domain registration, SEO, email marketing
Number of employees
Over 2,500
(2016)
Website www.endurance.com

Endurance International Group (EIG), formerly BizLand, is a web hosting company. The company was founded in 1997, and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.[1] It achieved its size by acquiring a large number of smaller companies, which it continues to operate under the original brand names.[2]

In 2011, Endurance was bought from Accel-KKR by Warburg Pincus and GS Capital Partners, for around $975 million.[3] In September 2013, the company announced plans to raise $400 million in an IPO.[4] The company announced it would list on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol EIGI.[5] It went public in October 2013 raising $252 million selling shares to the public at $12 each. This was below the company's target goal of $400  million.[6][7]

In a 2015 investor earnings conference call, the company reported having 4.2 million worldwide users.[8]

This path to increased size is similar to the path networking company Verio followed in the 1990s, using free cash flow and access to capital markets [9] in acquiring assets to add to their corporate portfolio.[10] The concept was to roll up small ISPs into one large national ISP and achieve economies of scale. Endurance is acquiring hosting companies domestically and internationally.[2]

Blake Cunneen, Endurance's senior vice president of corporate development has stated:

"Investing in mergers and acquisitions is a very accretive use of free cash flow and going forward we'll continue to do so. We don't have any deals we're announcing. But we told the Street to expect M&A growth to continue."[11]

The company made four buys in 2014. The biggest being a $109.8 million cash and stock deal for the web presence business of Directi from Indian-based Directi Web Technologies. Directi provides services in various countries, including India, the U.S., Turkey, China, Russia and Indonesia.[11]

In March 2015, the company announced an investment in Netherlands-based technology startup AppMachine, acquiring 40% of the company.[12][13]

In August 2015, EIG announced the acquisition of Site5 and Verio Web Hosting from NTT. It is estimated that EIG gained 86,000+ new subscribers through these acquisitions.[14][15]

In November 2015,[16] the company acquired Constant Contact, and days later laid off 15% of their workforce.[17]

Also in November 2015, EIG acquired the assets of Ecommerce, LLC for $28 million.[18] This acquisition included a total of 72,000 subscribers from three different hosting brands: IX Web Hosting, Cloud by IX, and Host Excellence.

Company structure[edit]

Although now one of the internet's largest web hosting providers, the company is structured differently than other large hosting companies such as Rackspace, GoDaddy, or 1&1 Internet. The company has grown its hosting and related business through numerous acquisitions.[10][19]

Subsidiary brands[edit]

The company owns and operates numerous hosting businesses, with shared support information and support agents. A partial list of these 83 EIG brands include:[20][21]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Form S-1". www.sec.gov. 
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  7. ^ "Endurance Web hoster Endurance raises $252 million in IPO - The Boston Globe". 
  8. ^ "Earnings Call Transcript". Seeking Alpha. 5 May 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Verio Secures Funding for Acquisitions - InternetNews". www.internetnews.com. 
  10. ^ a b Techonoclast (27 March 2015). "Endurance, GoDaddy, Wix, And Web.com: Choosing Growth Or Leverage". 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g "Web Host Endurance International Bulks Up With Buys". Investor's Business Daily. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "AppMachine Partners Up With Endurance International Group". AppMachine. 
  13. ^ "AppMachine raises $15.2 million, partners with Endurance International Group". StartupJuncture. 
  14. ^ "Endurance International Group Reports 2015 Second Quarter Results". Aug 4, 2015. Retrieved 2016-05-18. 
  15. ^ "EIG's Acquisition of Verio and Site5 Nets 86,000 New Subscribers". Web Host Industry Review. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  16. ^ a b "Email marketing giant Constant Contact acquired for $1 billion". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2015-11-02. 
  17. ^ "Constant Contact Cuts 15 Percent of Staff After Its Acquisition". Xconomy. 
  18. ^ a b "EIG Reports 2015 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results". Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  19. ^ "Endurance International Group (EIG) – The World's Largest Web Hosting Company You've Probably Never Heard Of". 24 November 2014. 
  20. ^ "Thoughts on Endurance International Group (EIG) Hosting". 
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  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak Better Business Bureau website. Retrieved August 18, 2012
  24. ^ Accessed 4 November 2014
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  27. ^ a b c d "Endurance International Group Expands in India and Beyond" (PDF). ir.endurance.com. The Endurance International Group, Inc. January 28, 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2018. Endurance International Group is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the web presence business of Directi ... The acquisition of Directi includes B2B brands ResellerClub, LogicBoxes and webhosting.info as well as successful web presence brand BigRock. 
  28. ^ Whois on hosting company domain
  29. ^ a b NECN.com, Koch Industries sues over bogus website, release, Jan. 5, 2011
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  32. ^ "Emailbrain - Trademark #77317840, Owner: ENDURANCE INTERNATIONAL GROUP - WEST, INC". Inventively. 
  33. ^ a b "MarketWatch: Endurance International Group to Purchase Intuit Websites Business". 
  34. ^ See note about merge with JustHost
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  36. ^ a b "Intuit Websites Acquired by Endurance International". THN News. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
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  38. ^ Nord, Brady. "We have been acquired. The future has a lot of MOJO!". Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  39. ^ "Endurance International Group - Netfirms.com Acquired By Endurance International Group". 
  40. ^ "NEXX Trademark - Registration Number 2966779 - Serial Number 78373756 :: Justia Trademarks". 
  41. ^ a b c d "Endurance International Group Reports 2015 Second Quarter Results". SEC.Gov. SEC. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  42. ^ SEO Hosting. "SEO Hosting - Leader in Multiple IP SEO Hosting". 
  43. ^ See note about merge with JustHost
  44. ^ "Endurance International Group Reports 2015 Second Quarter Results". Aug 4, 2015. Retrieved 2016-05-18.