Aplus.Net Acquires WebImage, a New York-based Web Design Firm

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Leading web hosting provider acquires innovative, New York-based web design firm. Both companies are privately held.

Aplus.Net (http://www.aplus.net), a leading web hosting company and Internet solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of WebImage (http://www.webimage.com), a full-service Internet marketing and website development company based in White Plains, New York.

With a business model focused on premium Internet presence solutions for small businesses, WebImage is best known for its highly streamlined approach to volume web design. In addition, WebImage positions itself as a business partner for small-to-medium-sized businesses seeking a single business partner to provide an Internet presence solution complete with design, hosting and marketing services.

"We firmly believe that the remaining 40 percent of small businesses that have yet to establish an Internet presence are unlikely to rely on do-it-yourself web design solutions," said Gabriel Murphy, Aplus.Net's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Instead, they will demand a complete Internet solution with web design, hosting and marketing services fully integrated into one package. The acquisition of WebImage offers a significant component to our focus on providing a fully integrated Internet presence solution to small businesses. WebImage's reputation for providing high-quality web design services based on a streamlined, efficient process was very attractive to us. The company is far ahead of other bulk web design firms in terms of their value proposition, quality of design and process efficiency."

"The WebImage acquisition furthers our vision of providing a broad portfolio of web presence and software services to small-and medium-sized businesses," commented Tyler Newton, Chairman of Aplus.Net and a partner with New York-based Catalyst Investors, the majority owner of Aplus.Net. "By bringing together these two companies, Aplus.Net advances its position as a leader in the fragmented web hosting industry."

WebImage was formerly a business unit of White Plains, New York-based TSV Group. "We've worked hard to make the WebImage brand synonymous with excellence and value, and we have complete confidence that under Aplus.Net, with its distinctive history of technological innovation, that reputation will grow even stronger," commented Felix Rodriguez, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TSV Group.

Aplus.Net is a privately held company and was represented by RBC Daniels in the transaction. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Aplus.Net:
A recognized industry leader since the Internet's commercial start in 1995, Aplus.Net specializes in helping small businesses build an online customer base with a comprehensive range of services that includes web hosting and design, dedicated servers, online marketing, e-commerce, domain name registration, and much more. Aplus.Net has been awarded many honors for excellence, including the prestigious CNET Editors' Choice Award, and has been featured in top U.S. business publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise, and PC Magazine. For more information about Aplus.Net, please visit http://www.aplus.net.

Nathan Denny


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