Plesk is one of the most widely used control panels and software platforms for simplifying the lives of developers and Web Professionals.

Investment Year
2017
Sector
Software
Location
Switzerland
Fund
Fund III
Status
Current

First released in 1999, Plesk is one of the most widely used control panels and software platforms for simplifying the lives of developers and Web Professionals. Plesk’s web-server management tools secure and automate server and website administration as well as operations. Key features include the automation and management of domain names, email accounts, web applications, programming languages, databases and infrastructure tasks to provide a ready-to-code environment and strong security across all layers and operating systems.

The Plesk software platform operates on more than 350,000 servers globally, supporting the operations of more than 10 million websites and 18 million email boxes. Plesk is available in 32 languages globally and many of the top cloud and hosting service providers partner with Plesk.

Oakley acquired a 51% majority stake in Plesk as a carve-out from the Parallels Group in April 2017. The investment represents another primary, proprietary deal in one of Oakley’s core sectors, originating from long-standing relationships within the hosting industry.