FLEX portfolio company Marbis (Nitrado) acquires MCProHosting

Karlsruhe/ Reno (Nevada, USA)/ Wyoming (USA), January 12, 2022

FLEX portfolio company Marbis (Nitrado) continues to grow with the acquisition of MCProHosting, thus becoming the global leader for game server hosting

Industry
Game hosting and server software
Company headquarters
Karlsruhe, Reno (Nevada, USA), Wyoming (USA)
Data centers
50 (22 McProHosting, 18 Apex, 10 Nitrado)
Employees
> 190, worldwide
Transaction type
100% Takeover
Sales
> EUR 40 million

We are excited to announce that the FLEX portfolio company Marbis GmbH, with its brand Nitrado has acquired MCProHosting, LLC.

FLEX Capital is a private equity investor with a focus on medium-sized software and internet companies in German-speaking countries. “Together with the Nitrado team, we set out to build the world’s leading game-hosting company. With the acquisition of APEX and now MCProHosting, we have shown that our buy-and-build strategy works in the game server hosting market and are happy to be the global market leader in this segment”, states Peter Waleczek, founder and Managing Director at FLEX Capital.

Nitrado was founded in 2001 by Marco Balle and Marcel Bößendörfer in Karlsruhe. With over 160 employees, the company operates ten data centers on five continents – reaching customers in over 100 countries. In addition to operating a hosting infrastructure for multiplayer games, Nitrado develops software applications for server control, monitoring and security.

MCProHosting was founded in 2011 and is based in Wyoming, USA. MCProHosting is one of the best-known brands for Minecraft hosting in the English and German-speaking world and has outstanding capabilities in sales as well as product development. Furthermore, MCProHosting has a strong customer support focus which results in top customer satisfaction ratings.

With the acquisition of MCProHosting, the Nitrado Group positions itself as a clear market leader for Minecraft hosting in the English-speaking world, especially in the USA as well as the global number one in game server hosting. MCProHosting will support Nitrado to further enhance its customer experience and product portfolio while Nitrado will serve as an infrastructure provider to MCProHosting. Both companies follow a customer-centric approach which will lead to a better customer experience based on customer support, DDoS protection and optimized user panels.

  • “We are excited about this amazing opportunity to work alongside Nitrado and continue to grow. Their shared vision and customer-centric approach are ones we respect and value highly. Combine that with our products and services, and we will strengthen and grow worldwide.” Pedro Esparza, CEO of MCProHosting
  • “MCProHosting has been on the market for several years and we have always competed with them. Therefore, I am very happy and excited to welcome MCProHosting to the Nitrado group and work alongside Pedro and Dusty. Together, we will provide a great gaming experience and a new set of products.” Marcel Bößendörfer, CEO of Nitrado

About MCProHosting
MCProHosting was founded in 2011 and is based in Wyoming, USA. MCProHosting is one of the best-known brands for Minecraft hosting in the English and German-speaking world and has outstanding capabilities in sales as well as product development. Furthermore, MCProHosting has a strong customer support focus which results in top customer satisfaction ratings.

About NITRADO
Nitrado was founded in 2001 by Marco Balle and Marcel Bößendörfer in Karlsruhe, Germany. Besides operating a hosting infrastructure for multiplayer games, Nitrado develops software applications for server control, monitoring and security. With over 190 employees, the company operates ten data centers on five continents – reaching customers in over 100 countries.

In January 2021, FLEX Capital acquired a majority stake in Nitrado. Together with FLEX Capital, Nitrado plans to further expand its global presence and strengthen its B2B software platform.

About FLEX Capital

FLEX Capital is a private equity fund founded by successful serial entrepreneurs that invests in profitable and growing companies from the German Internet and software midmarket. Announced in early 2023, the second fund of €300 million includes a commercial structure for the first time, enabling FLEX Capital to provide operational support to portfolio companies with a purpose-built 30-person team of experts, differentiating the investor from many other private equity funds. Currently, the FLEX portfolio comprises six business platforms. For more information, visit www.flex.capital.

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