Shock Media, a Dutch provider of managed hosting services, has received an investment from investment company Strikwerda Investments. Shock Media plans to use the investment to acquire and grow in Europe.

Although the value of Strikwerda Investments’ investment in Shock Media was not disclosed, its purpose is clear. In addition to strengthening organic growth, Shock Media CEO Alain Götz says the company will soon initiate acquisitions to increase its range of services in Europe.

Shock Media aspires to become a well-known European player in the field of managed hosting services. The company also wants to use its newly found capital to attract talent. In particular, the company is looking for Linux specialists, who are in short supply.

Strikwerda Investments expands IT portfolio

Strikwerda Investments invests heavily in the IT sector, including connectivity specialist TWS Group. Aside from activity in the web hosting market, the investor sees a future in specialized hosting services for e-commerce and business-critical environments. That’s where Shock Media comes in. The investor expects the managed hosting company to expand and grow its expertise in these areas in coming years.