Expansion of customer base
€15.2MN
Equity investment
€18MN
Revenues 2018
142
Employees 2018

KEY FACTS AT A GLANCE

  • Objective: growth in broadband expansion
  • Expansion of the fibre-optic Network is being continued, focusing from now on on direct connections in customers’ homes
  • Significant growth in newly acquired customers per month, significant increase in revenue expected from private customers

DNS:NET INTERNET SERVICE GMBH

Investment by
DBAG ECF

€20.2mn

DBAG'S INTEREST

€11.4mn

GROWTH FINANCING
Shareholders:
DBAG ECF

37.5%

EQUITY SHARE BELONGING TO DBAG

15.7%

other shareholders

62.5%

First invested

SEPTEMBER 2013

REVENUES in €mn

 

11

 

2016

 

14

 

2017

 

18

 

2018

As of 30 June 2019

4

times

as many households reached since the investment by DBAG ECF

We are confident that by investing in high-performance broadband connectivity a premium product can be created and, with that, a unique market position. We now want to support the company in taking the next step in its development through our expansion capital.

GUSTAV EGGER
MANAGING DIRECTOR

PROFILE

DNS:Net was founded in 1998 in Berlin. Today, the company provides telecommunication and internet services for private and business customers using proprietary and leased fibre-optic network infrastructures. Its data centre services for business customers also make use of proprietary and leased infrastructures in high-security sites at key internet nodes.

POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT

Back in 2010, DNS:Net began investing in the expansion of broadband in thriving regions in the areas surrounding Berlin. Today, the company is the second-largest provider of VDSL connections in Brandenburg and is present in more than 300 locations and industrial estates. Since 2012, DNS:Net has also acted as a cable network operator and has provided its own fibre-optic network to numerous new-build residences in Berlin. DNS:Net intends to grow both of its business lines: the expansion of broadband into communities where this has been neglected until now and the equipment of newly built residences in Berlin. The capital invested by DBAG ECF has allowed DNS:Net to quadruple the number of households in its reach.

FINANCIAL YEAR 2018

In 2018, DNS:Net further increased the number of new customers acquired each month. The company has invested in its sales organization in order to continue to benefit from the growing demand for fast Internet connections. DNS:Net expects revenues from private customers to be around 40 percent higher than in the previous year. The development of earnings will continue to be influenced by significant advance payments for network expansion and the strengthening of sales.

OUTLOOK AND OBJECTIVES

The number of new customers acquired each month is to be further increased in the new financial year. This growth will be based on extensive investments in the fibre-optic network and contracts already concluded with customers who will not be connected to the network until 2019 and 2020. Revenues and earnings are expected to exceed the level in 2018 considerable.