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closed 1/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Nova Performance, acquired Formalangues

synopsis: Nova Performance, a company that offers translation, interpretation, training and testing services, has acquired EFP Formalangues and Demos Langues from Demos Group. Formalangues is geared towards corporate clients and provides Inter, Intra and intensive courses in every language on the market.
buyer: Groupe Nova Performance
Nova Langues is the Translation and Interpretation Department of NOVA PERFORMANCE group. Since 1997, NOVA LANGUAGES offers translation and interpretation services in a number of language combinations and in various fields. "
target parent: Demos
target: Formalangues
Formalangues is geared towards corporate clients and provides Inter, Intra and intensive courses in every language on the market. It is based in Paris, France.
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closed 9/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cricket Media, acquired Fluent City

synopsis: Cricket Media, the trusted children’s publisher and provider of global eLearning products, has acquired Fluent City, a language company that offers online classes in 11 different languages. The acquisition adds nine languages and several corporate training relationships to Cricket’s growing online learning suite.
buyer: Cricket Media (TSXV:CKT:$13.91)
Cricket Media is a global education company providing high-quality print and online learning products. Cricket offers comprehensive educational content, solutions and collaborative learning experiences led by its award-winning children’s magazines and online language learning programs. "
target: Fluent City
Fluent City is a language company that offers online classes in 11 different languages. Its team uses the latest AI and natural language processing technology to provide hyper-relevant content and personalized, engaging lesson plans that help users get fluent faster.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Learnlight, acquired Arenalingua Gmbh

synopsis: Learnlight, the global language, intercultural skills and soft skills training provider, has acquired arenalingua, a leading German language training company, as part of its European expansion strategy. The acquisition, backed by Beech Tree Private Equity and Learnlight’s management team.
buyer parent: Beech Tree Private Equity
buyer: Learnlight
Learnlight provides language and soft skills training to blue chips and international institutions across the world, using a blend of cutting-edge technology and world-class instructor-led training to equip employees with the skills they need to succeed in a complex business environment. "
target: Arenalingua Gmbh
Arenalingua is a leading German language training company. Arenalingua offers Government-sponsored English language courses for employees in a blended learning format, German training for professionals in specialist areas such as medicine, healthcare or engineering.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Eric Goebel, acquired Ipsé Formation Linguistique

synopsis: Eric Goebel, a French entrepreneur, has acquired Ipsé Formation, a language learning center in France. Ipsé Formation provides language learning services and supports companies in their international development. They offer courses for learning English, German, Spanish, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Russian.
buyer: Eric Goebel
Eric Goebel is a French entrepreneur. Eric Goebel is a managing director at Cofigem, a fund management business, and Plein Horizon, a real estate company that specializes in real estate rental. "
target: Ipsé Formation Linguistique
Ipsé Formation is a language learning center in France. Ipsé Formation provides language learning services and supports companies in their international development. They offer courses for learning English, German, Spanish, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Russian.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Technicis Translation, acquired AAC Global Oy

synopsis: The Technicis Group, the professional translation specialist, has acquired AAC Global. AAC Global helps businesses succeed by providing translation and localization services for all types of content, tailored face-to-face and digital training solutions for any learning need, and marketing content production for every channel.
buyer parent: Groupe BPCE
buyer: Technicis Translation
Technicis Translation is the leading translation agency in France, and counts among the three main players in Europe. Because of 350 global employees and a network of 7,000 specialized translators, Technicis meets the needs of companies across all industries and in any language combination. "
target parent: Korona Invest
target: AAC Global Oy
AAC Global promotes its clients’ success in international markets by helping them to get their message through to their customers. AAC Global’s services include translation and localization services, content production for all channels, language and communication training, and interpreting services.
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closed 6/28/2018 via Company Press Release

EDUA Group, acquired James Cook Languages

synopsis: EDUA Group, the leading private educational group on the Czech market, is expanding its portfolio of services through the acquisition of James Cook Languages (JCL), the largest Czech language provider of corporate language learning.
buyer: EDUA Group
EDUA Group is the largest private educational group in the Czech Republic. Its brands – Jipka, Tutor, Caledonian School, Top Vision, Digiskills, and BridgeWaterBlu – focus on lifelong learning and the development of innovations in education. "
target: James Cook Languages
James Cook Languages (JCL) is the largest Czech language provider of corporate language learning. They developed processes, a methodology and quality which satisfies even the most demanding customer. They are a strong and stable partner providing comprehensive language services at reasonable prices.
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closed 1/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

THI Investments GmbH, acquired LearnShip Networks GmbH

synopsis: German firm THI Investments has acquired a majority stake in Learnship, a global leader in the field of digital foreign language training for corporations. Learnship provides face-to-face online language training for corporations available in 14 languages, intercultural training, and related training administration services.
buyer: THI Investments GmbH
THI Investments is a single family office founded in January 2016 after divesting an 80 year-old family business. Their goal is to invest in a diversified portfolio of financial and company assets and grow them over the long term. THI Investments are entrepreneurs, industrialists and investors. "
target: LearnShip Networks GmbH
Learnship helps organizations across Europe and the US boost their productivity by unleashing the full potential of their employees. They provide face-to-face online language training for corporations available in 14 languages, intercultural training, and related training administration services.
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$12
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closed 9/7/2016 via Company Press Release

KERN, acquired CEF, International Education Institute, GmbH

synopsis: KERN, a leading language service provider in the field of global language management and international communication, has acquired CEF, Austria's leading provider of language training, translation & interpretation services, specializing in courses in management, marketing and leadership and other courses for companies.
buyer: KERN
The KERN Group is headquartered in Frankfurt and is a leading language service provider in the field of global language management and international communication with over 50 offices around the world. "
target: CEF, International Education Institute, GmbH
CEF, International Education Institute, GmbH is Austria's leading provider of language training, translation & interpretation services, specializing in courses in management, marketing and leadership and other courses for companies.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Korona Invest, acquired AAC Global Oy

synopsis: Finland-based AAC Global announced that it was acquired by Finnish private equity firm Korona Invest. AAC Global provides language and communication training, creates content for all channels, translates and localizes, provides terminology services and knowledge-sharing solutions.
buyer: Korona Invest
Korona Invest is a Finnish private equity firm specialized in growth and buyout investments in Finnish small and medium sized enterprises. Since its founding in 2006, Korona has raised two funds, Terveysrahasto Oy and Palvelurahasto I Ky, with a total raised capital of EUR 93 million. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: AAC Global Oy
AAC Global supports their clients’ success in international markets by helping them get their message through to their customers. They provide language and communication training, create content for all channels, translate and localize, provide terminology services and knowledge-sharing solutions.
price ($mm)
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$16
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

MicroConsult, acquired Wefit Solutions

synopsis: MicroConsult has acquired Wefit Solutions, a provider of language training with a proprietary Learning Management System. Wefit offers individual and industry-specific vocational further education in the upper price segment and focuses on teaching of functional language knowledge in combination with intercultural training and soft skills training.
buyer: MicroConsult
MicroConsult offers training for Professional Consulting, Project Support and Training. From microcontrollers to system design – clients will benefit from MicroConsult's decades of experience. Knowhow transfer tailored to meet a clients needs and project objectives. "
target: Wefit Solutions
As one of the leading enterprises for language training, Wefit Solutions develops on-the-job training concepts which are highly individual and sector-specific. They support clients worldwide with flexible and tailored training programs.
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closed 2/4/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Global LT, acquired Global LT

synopsis: Lisette Poletes, CEO of Global LT, has taken over full ownership of the company. Since 2009, Hortensia Albertini, the originating owner, held 51% investment while Lisette Poletes held 49%. Global LT is a worldwide leader in Language & Cultural Training, Translation, Expatriate Destination Services and Workforce Talent Development.
buyer: Global LT
Global LT is a world renowned provider Language & Cultural Training, Translation, Expatriate Destination Services and Workforce Talent Development with representatives in Boston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Paris, London, and Shanghai. "
target: Global LT
Global LT is a world renowned provider Language & Cultural Training, Translation, Expatriate Destination Services and Workforce Talent Development with representatives in Boston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Paris, London, and Shanghai.
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$20
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announced 5/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Nippon Mirai Capital Co., Ltd., will acquire Alc Press Inc.

synopsis: ALC Press, a listed language-focused educational service provider, has approved a tender offer from Nippon Mirai Capital and plans to go private. ALC Press provides language learning materials as well as learning courses over the internet.
buyer: Nippon Mirai Capital Co., Ltd.
Nippon Mirai Capital Co., Ltd. is an independent investment fund. They focus on growing the enterprise value of their investments and sharing the value with stakeholders. "
target: Alc Press Inc.
ALC Press Inc. is a language-focused educational service provider. It engages in the planning, production, and sale of materials for distance learning in Japan.
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$35 [$46]*
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$11
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closed 5/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Argos Soditic S.A., acquired ASC International House SA

synopsis: Argos Soditic has completed the MBO of Swiss language education provider ASC International House. The investment will underpin the company's growth in Swiss Romande, where there is high demand for private education particularly among the expat community.
buyer: Argos Soditic S.A.
Argos Soditic is a private equity firm specializing in investments in management buyouts, management buyins, development capital situations, and spin-offs by large corporations and provides mezzanine financing. The firm prefers to invest in small to medium sized privately or publicly held companies."
target: ASC International House SA
Founded in 1974 and based in Geneva, ASC International House provides language training to the general public and businesses. The firm also provides private schooling in English.
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closed 8/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Berlitz Languages, Inc., acquired Telelangue SA

synopsis: Berlitz Corporation announced its acquisition of Telelangue SA, a global provider of language services based in Paris, France. Telelangue specializes in distance blended-learning and offers their clients custom-made phone classes and an award-winning e-learning program, supported by an advanced learning management system.
buyer parent: Benesse Corporation
buyer: Berlitz Languages, Inc. (:$0.00)
Berlitz is a global leadership training and education company with a comprehensive portfolio which adds communications skills development, global leadership training and customized dynamic solutions for cultural competency, available via multiple delivery platforms. "
target: Telelangue SA
Telelangue is a European leader in corporate language training and a pioneer in innovative learning technologies. It has engineered a proprietary online platform technology to provide clients with language learning services that seamlessly blend phone lessons, e-learning and classroom-based courses.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/5/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc., acquired Language Key

synopsis: Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Language Key Asia Ltd, a well-established business English and communication skills training holding company in Hong Kong, including its operational subsidiaries in Hong Kong and mainland China (collectively referred to as "Language Key").
buyer: Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc. (MKHD:$0.00)
Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc. is an educational software development, sales and training company offering innovative and proprietary "real-time self learning" software products and teaching services for both corporate and direct consumer markets worldwide. "
target: Language Key
The Language Key is an established business English and communication skills training consultancy. The Language Key provides generic and tailored business English and communication skills courses and workshops to local and international companies.
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closed 8/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astronaut, acquired POPSkul

synopsis: Astronaut, a mobile-first recruitment platform in Indonesia, has acquired POPSkul, an on-demand skill certification platform in Indonesia. POPSkul provides a fast and easy way to get certified. The platform offers online certification tests for English language proficiency, business communications, information technology, and more.
buyer: Astronaut
Astronaut is a mobile-first recruitment platform in Indonesia. Astronaut enables companies to effectively pick candidates from a larger pool of applicants. Their platform allows users to create Q&A sessions with video-selfies and collaborate with their team to decide and make accurate hires. "
target: POPSkul
POPSkul is an on-demand skill certification platform in Indonesia. POPSkul provides a fast and easy way to get certified. The platform offers online certification tests for English language proficiency, business communications, information technology, and more.
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closed 3/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Learnlight, acquired Intensive Business English S.R.L.

synopsis: Learnlight, the global B2B language and skills ed-tech platform backed by Beech Tree Private Equity, has acquired Intensive Business English (IBE), a leading Italian language training company. IBE specializes in providing blended language learning solutions to some of Italy’s biggest companies, operating from their headquarters in Milan.
buyer parent: Beech Tree Private Equity
buyer: Learnlight
Learnlight provides language, intercultural and soft skills training to blue chips and international organizations around the world. Learnlight uses a blend of cutting-edge technology and world-class instructor-led training to equip employees with the skills they need to succeed. "
target: Intensive Business English S.R.L.
Intensive Business English (IBE) is a leading language training company. IBE specializes in providing blended language learning solutions to some of Italy’s biggest companies, operating from their headquarters in Milan.
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closed 3/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Meten International Education Group merged with EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp.,

synopsis: EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp., the world’s first special purpose acquisition company focused on investing in the education services and education technology industry, and Meten International Education Group, a leading English language training service provider in China, have successfully completed their previously announced merger transaction.
buyer: EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp. (EDTX:$0.00)
UK-based EdtechX Holdings is a public acquisition company sponsored by affiliates of a specialist edtech investment bank. EdtechX has built an industry-leading platform of education and training businesses through the targeted acquisition, consolidation, and development of companies. "
target: Meten International Education Group
Meten is a market leader in English Learning Training (ELT) in China, with a leading position in the adult ELT segment. Meten operates an omnichannel business comprising a nationwide network of learning centers under the brands Meten, ABC, and Likeshuo, the popular English digital tutoring platform.
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closed 4/17/2019 via PR Newswire

LearnShip Networks GmbH, acquired GlobalEnglish Corporation

synopsis: Learnship, the world's leading provider of online, face-to-face language training has acquired GlobalEnglish, a leading provider of digital language training. GlobalEnglish is a worldwide leader in providing digital business English communication training to corporate learners.
buyer parent: THI Investments GmbH
buyer: LearnShip Networks GmbH
Learnship is based in Cologne, Germany with offices in Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Paris (France), Basel (Switzerland) and Chicago (USA). The company provides online, face-to-face training in 14 languages for employees at international organizations in more than 75 countries. "
target: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate.
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closed 3/27/2019 via PR Web

Alc Press Inc., acquired OKpanda

synopsis: ALC Press, a language-focused educational service provider in Japan, has acquired OKpanda, an English learning platform that includes instant messaging, live voice, and digital curricula. OKpanda connects English learners with amazing, certified ESL teachers who train users through the best of digital self learning content.
buyer parent: Freebit Co. Ltd.
buyer: Alc Press Inc.
ALC Press Inc. is a language-focused educational service provider in Japan. It engages in the planning, production, and sale of materials for distance learning in Japan. ALC Press provides language learning materials as well as learning courses over the internet. "
target: OKpanda
OKpanda is an English learning platform that includes instant messaging, live voice, and digital curricula. OKpanda connects English learners with amazing, certified ESL teachers who train users through the best of digital self learning content.
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closed 1/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Nova Performance, acquired Formalangues

synopsis: Nova Performance, a company that offers translation, interpretation, training and testing services, has acquired EFP Formalangues and Demos Langues from Demos Group. Formalangues is geared towards corporate clients and provides Inter, Intra and intensive courses in every language on the market.
buyer: Groupe Nova Performance
Nova Langues is the Translation and Interpretation Department of NOVA PERFORMANCE group. Since 1997, NOVA LANGUAGES offers translation and interpretation services in a number of language combinations and in various fields. "
target parent: Demos
target: Formalangues
Formalangues is geared towards corporate clients and provides Inter, Intra and intensive courses in every language on the market. It is based in Paris, France.
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closed 1/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Nova Performance, acquired Formalangues

synopsis: Nova Performance, a company that offers translation, interpretation, training and testing services, has acquired EFP Formalangues and Demos Langues from Demos Group. Formalangues is geared towards corporate clients and provides Inter, Intra and intensive courses in every language on the market.
buyer: Groupe Nova Performance
Nova Langues is the Translation and Interpretation Department of NOVA PERFORMANCE group. Since 1997, NOVA LANGUAGES offers translation and interpretation services in a number of language combinations and in various fields. "
target parent: Demos
target: Formalangues
Formalangues is geared towards corporate clients and provides Inter, Intra and intensive courses in every language on the market. It is based in Paris, France.
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closed 8/4/2022 via BusinessWire

Propio Language Services, acquired Telelanguage

synopsis: Propio Language Services a technology-enabled interpreting and translation service provider, announced the acquisition of Telelanguage, a Portland-based enterprise language service provider specializing in remote interpreting.
buyer parent: TT Capital Partners
buyer: Propio Language Services
Founded in 1998, Propio Language Services is an industry leader in over-the-phone interpretation, video remote interpretation, in-person interpretation, and document translation services. "
target: Telelanguage
Telelanguage is a Portland-based enterprise language service provider specializing in remote interpreting. Founded in 1991, Telelanguage has a history of providing high-quality remote interpretation services for over 350 languages.
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closed 6/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Scriptis, acquired MTM LinguaSoft

synopsis: Scriptis, a Canadian ISO 17100-certified leader in business translation and localization solutions, has acquired MTM LinguaSoft, a US-based language services company known since 2003 for blending linguistic, cultural and technological expertise.
buyer: Scriptis
Scriptis has been providing language services since 2008 with precision and responsiveness. Based near Montreal, the team of more than thirty includes translators, writers, localization engineers, and project managers. "
target: MTM LinguaSoft
MTM LinguaSoft is a US-based language services company known since 2003 for blending linguistic, cultural and technological expertise. The company has developed strong expertise in localization for all print and digital multimedia.
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closed 5/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Ai Media, acquired Alternative Communication Services

synopsis: Ai-Media, a global provider of technology-enabled live and recorded captioning, transcription, and translation services, has acquired Alternative Communications Services (ACS) to accelerate its growth in the North American market. ACS is one of the leading providers of voice-to-text captioning and sign language services in North America.
buyer: Ai Media
Australia-based Ai-Media is a global leader in the provision of high-quality live and recorded captioning, transcription, and translation services. Its unique technology platform combines artificial intelligence and human expertise to deliver market-leading speech-to-text accuracy. "
target: Alternative Communication Services
Alternative Communication Services (ACS) provides captioning, voice-to-text, post production, and interpreting services. ACS provides CART (Communication Access Real-Time Translation), remote CART, captioning, and Text Interpreting for businesses and educational institutions in English and Spanish.
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announced 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

TAKARA & COMPANY LTD., will acquire Simul International, Inc.

synopsis: TAKARA & COMPANY LTD. is to acquire Simul International, Inc. from Benesse Holdings, Inc. Since its founding in 1965, Simul has supported international communication for 55 years by providing high-quality interpreting services at important international conferences in the areas of politics, economics and culture of Japan.
buyer: TAKARA & COMPANY LTD. (TSE:7921:$171.46)
TAKARA & COMPANY LTD., formerly TAKARA PRINTING CO., LTD., is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the production of disclosure related documents. "
target parent: Benesse Holdings, Inc.
target: Simul International, Inc.
Since its founding in 1965, Simul has supported international communication for 55 years by providing high-quality interpreting services at important international conferences in the areas of politics, economics and culture of Japan.
price ($mm)
$47
rev ($mm)
$48
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closed 2/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Straker Translations, acquired NZTC International

synopsis: Auckland-based Straker Translations Limited, a world-leading translation platform, has acquired The New Zealand Translation Centre Limited (NZTC International), a privately owned translation company operating in the international translation and interpreting market. The acquisition of NZTC extends Straker's presence in the Asia Pacific region.
buyer: Straker Translations (ASX:STG:$20.79)
New Zealand-based Straker Translations is a cloud-enabled translation services provider. The company has built a technology platform using Artificial Intelligence that enables human translators to deliver faster and more accurate translations at a lower cost. "
target: NZTC International
NZTC International is a New Zealand based translation company operating in the international translation and interpreting market. NZTC provides services for translation, voice over, subtitling, interpreting, content translation for multilingual websites, software and game localisation, and more
price ($mm)
$0.59
rev ($mm)
$3
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closed 2/4/2020 via BusinessWire

VIQ Solutions Inc., acquired ASC Services, LLC

synopsis: VIQ Solutions Inc., a global provider of secure, AI-driven, digital voice and video capture technology and transcription services, announced that it acquired one of the most respected and leading Digital Media Content and Transcription providers in the United States, ASC Services LLC of Washington, D.C.
buyer: VIQ Solutions Inc. (TSXV:VQS:$32.40)
VIQ Solutions is a global expert in video capture software and audio recording with voice-to-text capabilities. VIQ provides a cyber-secure AI technology and service platform, enabling clients to unlock the value of their enterprise digital media and streamline their document-creation workflow. "
target: ASC Services, LLC
ASC Services LLC began its services in the core production of verbatim transcripts of Political, Broadcast, Financial and General Business Content. They have partnered with the world's leading media and teleconferencing companies to offer a breadth and depth of coverage not available elsewhere.
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$3.10
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Transfluent, acquired Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy

synopsis: Transfluent Oy, which develops and offers digital translation services, has acquired Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy. Navitep Oy is a software company whose main product is software developed for automating the translation process. Translatum Oy is an expert company specialising in international communications and a wide range of translation services.
buyer: Transfluent
Transfluent Oy, established in 2007, develops and provides digital translation services. Transfluent specialises in a translation experience that is as automated and easy to use as possible. High-quality translations are produced by professional translators via digital services. "
target: Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy
Navitep Oy, established in 2012, is a software company whose main product is software developed for automating the translation process. Translatum Oy is an expert company specialising in international communications and combining a wide range of translation services and innovative technologies.
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closed 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

t’works Group, acquired text&form GmbH

synopsis: The t’works Group has acquired text&form GmbH, a leading provider of translation, localization and SAP language consultancy services based in Berlin, Germany. While text&form will become part of the t’works family it will continue to operate independently under current management and maintain its brand.
buyer: t’works Group
German t’works specializes in patent, legal, and financial translation, as well as translation services in the fields of life sciences, software and IT. t’works offers its customers comprehensive, quality-driven translation services, enabling them to speak the languages of their markets. "
target: text&form GmbH
text&form is a leading ISO 17100 certified translation service provider with offices in Berlin and Toronto. Areas of expertise include SAP translation and language consultancy, software and multimedia localization and the translation of highly complex technical documentation.
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closed 5/22/2019 via PE Hub

Riverside Partners, LLC., acquired 3Play Media

synopsis: Riverside Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, has completed a majority investment in 3Play Media Inc., a company that provides video captioning, transcription, subtitling, and audio description services to more than 2,500 customers across industries.
buyer: Riverside Partners, LLC.
Riverside Partners is a middle market private equity firm currently investing Riverside Fund V, L.P. The fund focuses on growth-oriented companies primarily in the healthcare and technology industries. Riverside Partners brings domain expertise and operating experience to its portfolio companies. "
target: 3Play Media
3Play Media provides closed captioning, transcription, and audio description to more than 2,500 customers in higher education, enterprise, entertainment, and government. 3Play Media simplifies the process of making videos accessible.
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Alexei Vitchenko, acquired Translate.com

synopsis: Ukrainian investor Alexei Vitchenko bought the service translate.com. Translate.com is a human-powered translation service based in Chicago, Illinois.
buyer: Alexei Vitchenko
Alexei Vitchenko is a Ukrainian investor. Alexei Vitchenko invests in the translation industry due to its recent growth. "
target: Translate.com
Translate.com is a human-powered translation service based in Chicago, Illinois. The company offers a web-based human translation subscription platform in combination with artificial intelligence technologies.
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$0.85
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closed 1/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., acquired Gengo

synopsis: Lionbridge, one of the world’s most trusted global communications platforms, announced its acquisition of Gengo, a Tokyo-based, leading edge technology company providing crowdsourcing, machine learning and localization services to global customers.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX:$556.65)
Lionbridge partners with brands to break barriers and build bridges all over the world. For more than 20 years, they have helped companies connect with global customers by delivering marketing, testing and globalization services in more than 300 languages. "
target: Gengo
Gengo is a global people-powered technology platform providing translation and AI training-data services to global businesses. Founded in 2008, Gengo has translated more than one billion words for 65,000+ customers. They are headquartered in Japan with an office in San Mateo, CA.
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closed 10/31/2018 via Company Press Release

LanguageWire A/S, acquired Xplanation Language Services NV

synopsis: LanguageWire, a company based in Denmark that offers a cloud-based platform for collaborating with language experts, has acquired Xplanation, a global provider of translation solutions. Xplanation localizes software, product manuals, online help, marketing collaterals and website content, and offers multilingual publishing.
buyer parent: Catacap
buyer: LanguageWire A/S
LanguageWire is a company based in Denmark that offers a cloud-based platform that allows businesses to collaborate with experts in the language and translation industry. Their platform provides access to a global network of over 5,000 language experts, including translators, copywriters and more. "
target: Xplanation Language Services NV
Xplanation is a global provider of translation solutions. Supported by a worldwide network of translation partners, Xplanation localizes software, product manuals, online help, marketing collaterals and website content, and offers multilingual publishing.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Technicis Translation, acquired AAC Global Oy

synopsis: The Technicis Group, the professional translation specialist, has acquired AAC Global. AAC Global helps businesses succeed by providing translation and localization services for all types of content, tailored face-to-face and digital training solutions for any learning need, and marketing content production for every channel.
buyer parent: Groupe BPCE
buyer: Technicis Translation
Technicis Translation is the leading translation agency in France, and counts among the three main players in Europe. Because of 350 global employees and a network of 7,000 specialized translators, Technicis meets the needs of companies across all industries and in any language combination. "
target parent: Korona Invest
target: AAC Global Oy
AAC Global promotes its clients’ success in international markets by helping them to get their message through to their customers. AAC Global’s services include translation and localization services, content production for all channels, language and communication training, and interpreting services.
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closed 10/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Berkeley College, acquired Rennert International

synopsis: Berkeley Language Services, a subsidiary of Berkeley Educational Services of New York (BES), acquired Rennert International, a New York City-based international language school, teacher training center and translation services provider. BES is the parent of Berkeley College, a family-owned institution with campuses in New York and New Jersey.
buyer: Berkeley College
Berkeley College, established in 1931, is a regionally accredited college providing excellence in teaching and learning through a student-focused approach to career education. "
target: Rennert International
Founded in 1973, Rennert International is a full-service language school, teacher-training center and translation services provider. Their specialties include translation and interpretation services, English and international language instruction, Teen language programs, and ESOL teaching training.
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closed 9/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired MultiLing

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s largest online intellectual property (IP) service providers, has acquired MultiLing, the global leader in patent translations. Founded in 1988 and based in Utah, MultiLing leverages their advanced technology platform to provide the highest quality patent translation services in the most cost-effective manner.
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: MultiLing
Founded in 1988, MultiLing defines and drives best practices for advanced multinational translations. Its unique model combines highly specialized translators, a centralized management process, terminology management, quality control and proprietary technology.
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closed 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Technicis Translation, acquired Telelingua

synopsis: The Technicis group, European leader in the technical translation sector, continues its external growth strategy with the announcement of the purchase of Telelingua. Telelingua is one of the world's top 25 largest translation companies.
buyer parent: Groupe BPCE
buyer: Technicis Translation
Technicis Translation is the leading translation agency in France, and counts among the three main players in Europe. Because of 350 global employees and a network of 7,000 specialized translators, Technicis meets the needs of companies across all industries and in any language combination. "
target: Telelingua
Telelingua is one of the world's top 25 largest translation companies. Originally established in Brussels, the company boasts more than 30 years' international experience and offers a broad range of expertise in areas such as life sciences, IT, finance, law and both energy and the environment.
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

The Hut Group Ltd., acquired Language Connect

synopsis: The Hut Group (THG), one of the largest online Beauty & Wellbeing businesses, has acquired Language Connect, a leading language translation and localisation services company. Language Connect has a diverse blue-chip customer base and an international footprint, with offices in London, New York, Singapore, Dubai, Munich, and Melbourne.
buyer: The Hut Group Ltd. (LSE:THG:$1,552.03)
Based in the UK, The Hut Group (THG) is an international technology company, focused on beauty and wellbeing retail. THG sells consumer goods directly to consumers through its proprietary technology and operating platform. "
target: Language Connect
Headquartered in the UK, Language Connect has grown rapidly to become a leading international language services provider. The business has a diverse blue-chip customer base of over 900 organisations globally.
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announced 10/30/2017 via Reuters

Honyaku Center Inc., will acquire Media Research, Inc.

synopsis: Honyaku Center, the largest translation company in Asia, will acquire Media Research, Inc. from FueTrek, a provider of mobile phone solutions. Media Research, Inc. is a translation and localization company based in Japan. The company translates and localizes information in a variety of fields including life sciences, energy, legal and more.
buyer: Honyaku Center Inc. (JASDAQ:2483:$88.34)
Honyaku Center is the largest translation company in Asia. The company provides translation and localization services tailored to the Japanese and Asian markets. Honyaku Center has provided translation and localization services for the IT, industrial, medical, financial, and legal industries. "
target parent: Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
target: Media Research, Inc.
Media Research, Inc. is a translation and localization company based in Japan. Media Research translates/localizes information in a variety of fields including life sciences, energy, international cooperation, IT and telecommunications, economics and finance, business documents, legal and more.
price ($mm)
$4.85
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closed 5/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Semantix AB, acquired TextMinded A/S

synopsis: The Nordics’ largest language company, Semantix, has acquired the leading Danish translation agency, TextMinded. TextMinded is Denmark's largest translation company measured in domestic turnover. TextMinded has nearly 30 years of experience in translation and has spearheaded innovation and language technology in the translation industry.
buyer parent: Segulah
buyer: Semantix AB
Semantix is the largest Nordic supplier of translation & interpretation services, and call upon almost 50 years of experience in the language industry. Its client base includes many within the public sector, as well as both large and small enterprises within a variety of private business verticals. "
target: TextMinded A/S
TextMinded is one of Denmark’s largest translation agencies. With almost 30 years in the business, TextMinded combines many years of experience with an ability to operate as a pathfinder in the field of technological developments in the industry.
price ($mm)
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$19
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0.0x
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announced 4/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Sajan, Inc. will be merged with Amplexor NV,

synopsis: Sajan Inc. and AMPLEXOR International SA, announced that a definitive merger agreement has been signed, whereby Sajan will be acquired by AMPLEXOR International. Sajan is a leading provider of global language translation and localization services, helping clients around the world expand seamlessly into any global market.
buyer parent: Euroscript International SA
buyer: Amplexor NV
AMPLEXOR International is a leading digital solution provider offering global compliance, digital experience and content solutions. AMPLEXOR helps customers across key industries achieve process efficiency, increase revenue generation, reduce time-to-market and ensure quality and compliance. "
target: Sajan, Inc. (SAJA:$29.22)
Sajan is a leading provider of global language translation and localization services, helping clients expand seamlessly into any global market. Sajan’s language translation management system technology, Sajan Transplicity, provides process automation and innovative multilingual content reuse.
price ($mm)[EV]
$28 [$25]
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$29
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$0
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
99.3x

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