It looks like the third time was the charm as Iomart, after rejecting HostEurope's first two offers, has entered into acquisition discussions based on HostEurope's third offer of 300 pence per share. In an earlier post we looked at the valuation of HostEurope's first two offers. The current offer of 300 pence, by our figures, puts the Enterprise Value of Iomart at approximately GBP 350mm, approximately 15x 2014 fiscal EBITDA. (Note that Iomart's fiscal year ended March 31, 2014 which likely makes the 15x EBITDA multiple higher than if it were based on current EBITDA.)
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Author: Hillary Stiff is Managing Director of Cheval Capital. She has been an investment banker and CFO, completing M&A transactions and arranging financing for a number of companies including NTT/Verio, The Endurance International Group and Web.Com among many others. She has helped complete over 250 successful web hosting, ISP and related transactions and distributes a list of hosting and related companies that are for sale.
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