Commenting on the role Benchmark International played, Stuart Gibson (Netplan’s main shareholder) said, “Benchmark delivered everything they promised. From gaining a thorough understanding of the business, they presented it to a host of strategic buyers, generating a lot of interest and allowing us to choose the most suitable buyer for ourselves, the company and its fantastic workforce”.
Benchmark International has successfully advised the shareholders of Netplan Internet Solutions on the sale of the company to Daily Internet for an initial sum of £2.5m, with additional deferred and performance-related elements due after 12 months.
Established in 2000, Netplan provides internet infrastructure as a service (IaaS), focusing on high security, e-commerce and cloud-based infrastructures. The company’s primary co-location facility is in London Docklands and the company also has a number of data centres including one in Coventry.
Netplan currently has a database of 840 customers and for the year to 30 September 2012 it’s audited accounts show an EBITDA of £320,000 on a turnover of £1.1m.
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