Like SDL International

announced 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

RWS Holdings plc, will acquire SDL International

synopsis: The boards of language Super Agencies RWS and SDL announced that they “have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended all-share merger of RWS and SDL,” in a deal that sees RWS buy SDL outright. SDL is the intelligent language and content company that helps create, translate and deliver content globally.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$471.81)
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas. "
target: SDL International (SDLLF:$500.53)
SDL is the intelligent language and content company. SDL works with over 4,500 enterprise customers—including 90 of the world’s top brands—to help create, translate and deliver content globally, with their unique combination of language services, language technologies and content technologies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,080 [$1,081]
rev ($mm)
$488
EBITDA ($mm)
$65
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2.3x
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17.3x
closed 9/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Smartsheet, acquired Brandfolder

synopsis: Smartsheet, the enterprise platform for dynamic work, has completed its acquisition of Brandfolder, the market momentum leader in digital asset management (DAM). Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Brandfolder provides a centralized platform to easily organize, discover, control, distribute, and measure all forms of digital content.
buyer: Smartsheet (:$300.18)
Smartsheet is a leading cloud-based platform for work execution, empowering organizations to plan, capture, track, automate, and report on work at scale, resulting in more efficient processes and better business outcomes. "
target: Brandfolder
Brandfolder is the market momentum leader in digital asset management (DAM). Established in 2012 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Brandfolder provides a centralized platform to easily organize, discover, control, distribute, and measure all forms of digital content.
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$155
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closed 6/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Quest Software, Inc., acquired Metalogix Software Corp.

synopsis: Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, announced the acquisition of Metalogix, a leading provider of migration, management and security solutions for Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Quest Software, Inc. (QSFT:$857.42)
Quest Software is a global systems management and security software provider. They help solve the complex technology and security problems that stand in the way of organizations’ ability to always be ready for what’s next. "
target parent: Permira
target: Metalogix Software Corp.
Metalogix is a leading provider of migration, management and security solutions for Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365. Over 20,000 clients trust Metalogix to optimize the availability, performance, and security of their content across the collaboration lifecycle.
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closed 1/23/2017 via PR Newswire

Open Text Corporation, purchased Enterprise Content Division from EMC Corporation

synopsis: OpenText™, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced that it has completed the closing of the previously announced acquisition of Dell EMC's Enterprise Content Division, including Documentum.
buyer: Open Text Corporation (OTEX:$2,934.81)
OpenText is the largest independent software provider of Enterprise Information Management, helping customers create a Digital-First World by simplifying, transforming, and accelerating their information needs. "
seller parent: Dell, Inc.
seller: EMC Corporation (EMC:$24,566.00)
Dell EMC's Enterprise Content Division offers leading Enterprise Content Management solutions with deep industry focus, including Documentum, InfoArchive and LEAP. Dell EMC provides essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their information.
price ($mm)
$1,620
rev ($mm)
$599
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Permira, will acquire Metalogix Software Corp.

synopsis: Permira, an international private equity firm, announced that a company owned by the Permira funds has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Metalogix, a leading provider of trusted management tools for mission-critical collaboration platforms, including Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange and Office 365.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a European private equity firm with global reach. The Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. "
target: Metalogix Software Corp.
Metalogix Software delivers award-winning content migration, management and archiving software that enables organizations to migrate, manage, archive and recover enterprise content to ensure availability, regulatory compliance, efficiency and cost effectiveness.
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closed 12/13/2012 via PR Newswire

LucidWorks, acquired New Idea Engineering

synopsis: LucidWorks, the trusted name in Search, Discovery and Analytics, announced that New Idea Engineering, a leading search technology consulting company, is now a part of LucidWorks. New Idea Engineering specializes in enterprise search, offering technical and business consulting on products from the big search vendors and the open source community.
buyer: LucidWorks
LucidWorks transforms the way people access data to enable information-driven business decisions. LucidWorks is the only company that delivers enterprise-grade search development platforms built on the power of Apache Lucene/Solr open source search. "
target: New Idea Engineering
New Idea Engineering provides professional services for search roadmap and best practices planning for enterprise and customer facing search, as well as search technology evaluation, integration and coding. They also provide ongoing search activity reviews to improve relevancy over time.
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announced 7/11/2012 via PR Newswire

ePublishing, Inc., will acquire Ellington

synopsis: ePublishing, Inc. announced an agreement to acquire the clients and technology of Ellington CMS and Ellington Marketplace from The World Company's Mediaphormedia software division. Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing provides software, custom development and design to publishers and media companies. It offers a fully customizable Enterprise Publishing System that integrates content management, community, e-commerce, workflow, audience management, video, advertising, e-mail, directories, CRM and SEO. "
target parent: The World Company
target: Ellington
Begun in 2000 as a business venture of World Co.'s Lawrence Journal-World, Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America and has helped clients amass a multitude of top industry awards.
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closed 3/19/2012 via BusinessWire

Perceptive Software, Inc., acquired ISYS Search Software

synopsis: ISYS Search Software, a global leader in embedded search and universal information access solutions, announced its acquisition by Lexmark International, Inc. The company joins Perceptive Software, a stand-alone business unit within Lexmark.
buyer parent: Lexmark International, Inc.
buyer: Perceptive Software, Inc.
Perceptive Software, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise content management software that helps organizations easily manage the entire lifecycle of their documents and content, simplifying their business processes, and fueling greater operational efficiency. "
target: ISYS Search Software
ISYS Search Software is a global leader in high-performance Enterprise Search and universal information access solutions beyond the desktop. Its technology boosts productivity by empowering employees to find and extract the information they need from any device, anywhere, in seconds.
price ($mm)
$32
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closed 1/23/2012 via BNC Analysis

Genus Technologies LLC, acquired Ancept Corporation

synopsis: ViewCast Corporation, a developer of industry-leading solutions that help companies deliver video to broadband and mobile networks, announced it had completed the sale of Ancept Corporation to Minneapolis-based Genus Technologies LLC, an enterprise content management product and services provider.
buyer: Genus Technologies LLC
Genus Technologies designs and implements pre-packaged and custom solutions built on IBM Collaboration Software (ICS) and IBM Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software products that simplify the capture, storage, management and delivery of all types of content. "
target parent: ViewCast Corporation
target: Ancept Corporation
Ancept, Inc. is an early pioneer of digital asset management solutions. Ancept Media Server has been established as one of very few DAM solutions capable of supporting the needs of large enterprises, while remaining flexible and affordable enough to serve the needs of small to medium businesses.
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announced 1/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Trubiquity Inc., will acquire NexPrise,Inc.

synopsis: NexPrise, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, and Trubiquity announced the execution of an asset purchase agreement whereby Trubiquity intends to purchase substantially all the assets of NexPrise.
buyer parent: Kinderhook Industries
buyer: Trubiquity Inc.
Trubiquity is a leading provider of global software and solutions for the management, integration, and automation of data flow between customers and their partners. Trubiquity delivers managed file transfer, collaboration, and process integration solutions for more than 20,000 users worldwide. "
target: NexPrise,Inc.
NexPrise, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions designed to help companies better manage mission critical documents, automate manual business processes, and collaborate securely with remote partners, suppliers and customers.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 6/10/2010 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Collexis, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier the leading global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of assets from Collexis Holdings, Inc. a leading developer of semantic technology and knowledge discovery software.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Collexis, Inc.
Collexis' proprietary technology builds conceptual profiles of text, called Fingerprints, from documents, Websites, emails and other digitized content and matches them with a comprehensive list of pre-defined "fingerprinted" concepts to make research results more relevant and efficient.
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closed 3/15/2010 via PR Newswire

Metalogix Software Corp., acquired StoragePoint software

synopsis: Metalogix Software, the leading provider of solutions for Microsoft® SharePoint® management, and archiving, announced the acquisition of StoragePoint® software. StoragePoint enables organizations to shrink their SharePoint 2007/2010 content databases up to 90% by keeping content BLOBs (Binary Large Objects) out of SharePoint's SQL database.
buyer: Metalogix Software Corp.
Metalogix Software delivers award-winning content migration, management and archiving software that enables organizations to migrate, manage, archive and recover enterprise content to ensure availability, regulatory compliance, efficiency and cost effectiveness. "
target: StoragePoint software
StoragePoint is a single solution that makes SharePoint® more economical to operate, more secure, more quickly and easily recoverable from disasters, and more compliant while improving performance and end user experience.
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announced 2/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Open Text Corporation, will acquire NStein Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Open Text Corporation and Nstein Technologies Inc., a leader in digital content management solutions for information-rich organizations, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement by which Open Text will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Nstein.
buyer: Open Text Corporation (OTEX:$2,934.81)
Open Text, the enterprise content management leader, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of their business content. Open Text brings together leading Content Experts(TM) to help organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. "
target: NStein Technologies Inc.
Nstein Technologies Inc. provides next generation content management solutions that help information-rich enterprises centralize, understand and manage vast amounts of content. At the heart of Nstein's solutions, semantic analysis allows information to be easily found and packaged together.
price ($mm)[EV]
$33 [$28]
rev ($mm)
$23
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/9/2009 via BusinessWire

BluePhoenix Solutions, acquired DSKnowledge, Ltd.

synopsis: BluePhoenix Solutions, the leader in value-driven legacy modernization, announced that it has closed the acquisition of the business of DSKnowledge Ltd, a knowledge management software company, for $2.25 million in cash and the assumption of liabilities of approximately $0.7 million.
buyer: BluePhoenix Solutions (BPHX:$8.21)
BluePhoenix Solutions is the leading provider of value-driven legacy IT modernization solutions. The BluePhoenix portfolio includes a comprehensive suite of tools and services from global IT asset assessment and impact analysis to automated database and application migration, rehosting, and renewal."
target: DSKnowledge, Ltd.
DSKnowledge is a leading provider of Knowledge Management (KM) software for enterprises. The company modernizes and transforms the legacy data, information and content elements in enterprises into one knowledge management repository.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2.25 [$2.95]
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closed 3/13/2009 via Capital IQ

ViewCast.com, Inc., acquired Ancept, Inc.

synopsis: ViewCast Corporation, a developer of industry-leading hardware and software for the transformation and delivery of video over broadband and mobile networks, will purchase the assets of Ancept Media Server, LLC, a pioneer in digital asset management solutions.
buyer: ViewCast.com, Inc.
ViewCast is the pioneer and innovator of the Internet streaming industry. We design, develop, manufacture and market audio and video encoding products that prepare media content for live streaming and on-demand delivery over IP and mobile networks. "
target parent: North American Systems, Int’l
target: Ancept, Inc.
Ancept, Inc. is an early pioneer of digital asset management solutions. Ancept Media Server has been established as one of very few DAM solutions capable of supporting the needs of large enterprises, while remaining flexible and affordable enough to serve the needs of small to medium businesses.
price ($mm)
$1.43
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closed 3/17/2009 via PR Newswire

Autonomy Corporation plc, acquired Interwoven, Inc.

synopsis: Autonomy Corporation plc, a global leader in infrastructure software, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Interwoven, Inc., a global leader in content management software.
buyer: Autonomy Corporation plc (GB:AU.:$959.14)
Autonomy Corporation plc is a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and is spearheading the meaning-based computing movement. Autonomy's technology allows computers to harness the full richness of human information. "
target: Interwoven, Inc.
Interwoven is a global leader in content management solutions. Interwoven's software and services enable organizations to effectively leverage content to drive business growth by improving the customer experience, increasing collaboration, and streamlining business processes in dynamic environments.
price ($mm)[EV]
$768 [$582]
rev ($mm)
$260
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
13.1x
closed 12/11/2008 via

Research In Motion, acquired Chalk Media Corp.

synopsis: Research In Motion Limited ("RIM") and Chalk Media Corp. announced that the two companies have entered into an arrangement agreement for RIM to acquire Chalk, a publicly-held company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, in an all-cash transaction at a price per share of CDN $0.142, or CDN $23,125,000.
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
Research In Motion Limited is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies include the BlackBerry® wireless platform. "
target: Chalk Media Corp. (CHKMF:$0.00)
Chalk's mobile content deployment system, Mobile chalkboardTM, allows multimedia content to be created, securely pushed and tracked on BlackBerry® smartphones. Chalk's software and content helps organizations communicate with their employees, business partners and customers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$18 [$18]
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
15.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2008 via BusinessWire

The FeedRoom, acquired ClearStory Systems, Inc.

synopsis: The FeedRoom, the leading provider of online video solutions for media companies, corporations and government agencies, announced that it has completed the acquisition of ClearStory Systems, an award-winning digital asset management (DAM) software provider.
buyer: The FeedRoom
The FeedRoom is a pioneer in online video communications, and a market leader in live video and digital asset management. The FeedRoom provides flexible online solutions that optimize business and marketing communications for the enterprise, government and media. "
target: ClearStory Systems, Inc.
ClearStory digital asset management software suite manages the enterprise digital media supply chain — from creation and collaboration, to lifecycle management and delivery — to give companies reduced operational costs, improved productivity, and increased revenues.
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closed 11/17/2008 via BNC Analysis

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired eMeta Corporation

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc., a leading provider of e-publishing solutions, announced the acquisition of the eMeta operation, a provider of access control, subscription management and commerce software, from Macrovision Solutions Corporation.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon Systems, Inc. provides software, hosting, and systems development to the information industry, allowing publishers to grow their business by providing superior technology and service that supports the electronic exchange of scholarly information. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: eMeta Corporation
eMeta Corporation provides comprehensive, flexible solutions that allow companies to sell and license digital goods and services while managing a full range of related customer interactions.
price ($mm)
$0.80
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
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closed 11/3/2008 via PR Newswire

Oracle Corporation, acquired Tacit Software, Inc.

synopsis: Oracle announced that it has acquired the intellectual property assets of Tacit Software. Tacit Software's unique automated profiling technology is an expertise location solution that helps organizations uncover new opportunities for collaboration.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,766.00)
Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software. "
target: Tacit Software, Inc.
Tacit Software is a leading provider of collaboration and expertise location solutions and the company behind illumio, a web 2.0 solution used by individuals and organizations that streamlines the sharing of information, knowledge and expertise.
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announced 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

RWS Holdings plc, will acquire SDL International

synopsis: The boards of language Super Agencies RWS and SDL announced that they “have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended all-share merger of RWS and SDL,” in a deal that sees RWS buy SDL outright. SDL is the intelligent language and content company that helps create, translate and deliver content globally.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$471.81)
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas. "
target: SDL International (SDLLF:$500.53)
SDL is the intelligent language and content company. SDL works with over 4,500 enterprise customers—including 90 of the world’s top brands—to help create, translate and deliver content globally, with their unique combination of language services, language technologies and content technologies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,080 [$1,081]
rev ($mm)
$488
EBITDA ($mm)
$65
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
17.3x
announced 1/30/2017 via PR Newswire

ATTRAQT Group PLC, will acquire Fredhopper BV

synopsis: ATTRAQT Group plc has conditionally agreed to acquire Fredhopper, the European onsite search, navigation and merchandising software provider, to create the global 'go-to' e-commerce visual merchandising company. Fredhopper serves approximately 130 major international retail clients.
buyer: ATTRAQT Group PLC (AIM:ATQT:$22.14)
ATTRAQT Group PLC launched its merchandising platform, Freestyle Merchandising, in 2009. It provides product recommendations, site search and visual merchandising. The company now has over 120 clients including Vans, boohoo.com and Superdry. "
target parent: SDL International
target: Fredhopper BV
Fredhopper offers powerful on-site search, navigation, personalisation and merchandising, tailored to the specific needs of leading retailers. With unmatched expertise and a passion for retail, Fredhopper helps retailers take control and focus on the customer experience.
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closed 1/30/2012 via PR Newswire

SDL International, acquired Alterian

synopsis: SDL plc, a leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Alterian plc, a leader in marketing analytics, social media monitoring and campaign management.
buyer: SDL International (SDLLF:$500.53)
SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions, which provide increased business agility to enterprises by accelerating the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. "
target: Alterian (ALN:$184.18)
Alterian enables organizations to create relevant, effective and engaging experiences with their customers and prospects through social, digital, and traditional marketing channels.
price ($mm)[EV]
$103 [$101]
rev ($mm)
$56
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EV / rev
1.8x
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closed 5/4/2011 via PR Newswire

SDL International, acquired Calamares

synopsis: SDL plc, the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, announced the acquisition of Calamares, an internationally recognized cloud-based platform that allows enterprises to centrally compose, enrich, publish and distribute video and other rich-media assets.
buyer: SDL International (SDLLF:$500.53)
SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions, which provide increased business agility to enterprises by accelerating the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. "
target: Calamares
Calamares is an internationally recognized cloud-based platform that allows enterprises to centrally compose, enrich, publish and distribute video and other rich-media assets. Calamares supports all media platforms, systems and devices.
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$2.10
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closed 7/15/2010 via Company Press Release

SDL International, acquired Language Weaver, Inc.

synopsis: SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, today announces it has signed an agreement to acquire Language Weaver Inc. (“Language Weaver”), a pioneer in statistical machine translation.
buyer: SDL International (SDLLF:$500.53)
SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions, which provide increased business agility to enterprises by accelerating the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. "
target: Language Weaver, Inc.
Language Weaver provides trusted automated translation solutions for high-value, dynamic digital information to improve human communications.
price ($mm)
$43
rev ($mm)
$12
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EV / rev
3.5x
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closed 2/11/2008 via Reuters

SDL International, acquired Idiom Technologies

synopsis: SDL plc, a leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions, announced that it has acquired Idiom Technologies Inc., one of the leading providers of "Software as a Service" translation management systems. SDL has acquired Idiom for a consideration of $21.7m plus the assumption of debt and working capital of $4.9m.
buyer: SDL International (SDLLF:$500.53)
SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions that empower organizations to accelerate the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. Its enterprise software and services integrate with existing business systems to manage global information. "
target: Idiom Technologies
Idiom® Technologies was founded in January 1998 with a mission to offer large global enterprises world-class software for simplifying complex globalization efforts. Idiom's WorldServer is the market-leading globalization management system.
price ($mm)[EV]
$22 [$27]
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closed 6/19/2007 via BusinessWire

SDL International, acquired Pass Engineering

synopsis: SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, today announced the acquisition of PASS Engineering, the developers of the highly acclaimed visual software localization tool PASSOLO.
buyer: SDL International (SDLLF:$500.53)
SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions that empower organizations to accelerate the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. Its enterprise software and services integrate with existing business systems to manage global information. "
target: Pass Engineering
PASS Engineering developed software solutions for medical systems; since the customers in this sector operate on a global scale, procedures were developed to enable professional software localization: PASSOLO can process a wide range of software file formats, including executable program files.
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announced 4/24/2007 via BusinessWire

SDL International, will acquire Tridion

synopsis: SDL International, one of the leading providers of Global Information Management solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Tridion, one of the leading providers of enterprise class Web Content Management solutions.
buyer: SDL International (SDLLF:$500.53)
SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions that empower organizations to accelerate the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. Its enterprise software and services integrate with existing business systems to manage global information. "
target: Tridion
Tridion, a leading global provider of Web Content Management (WCM) solutions, enables organizations to deliver consistent, interactive and highly targeted customer experiences across multiple Web sites and channels.
price ($mm)
$73
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
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announced 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

RWS Holdings plc, will acquire SDL International

synopsis: The boards of language Super Agencies RWS and SDL announced that they “have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended all-share merger of RWS and SDL,” in a deal that sees RWS buy SDL outright. SDL is the intelligent language and content company that helps create, translate and deliver content globally.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$471.81)
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas. "
target: SDL International (SDLLF:$500.53)
SDL is the intelligent language and content company. SDL works with over 4,500 enterprise customers—including 90 of the world’s top brands—to help create, translate and deliver content globally, with their unique combination of language services, language technologies and content technologies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,080 [$1,081]
rev ($mm)
$488
EBITDA ($mm)
$65
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
17.3x
closed 6/10/2020 via Company Press Release

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Webdunia

synopsis: RWS Holdings Plc has informed about the acquisition of Webdunia. With over 600 employees, and offices in India, Thailand and the US, Webdunia is a leader in translation, localization and technology services to technology and digital companies in the Indian and North American markets.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$471.81)
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas. "
target: Webdunia
With over 600 employees, and offices in India, Thailand and the US, Webdunia is a leader in translation, localization and technology services to technology and digital companies in the Indian and North American markets.
price ($mm)
$21
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.5x
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6.8x
closed 6/10/2020 via Company Press Release

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Iconic Translation Machines

synopsis: RWS Holdings plc, one of the world’s leading language, intellectual property support services and localization providers, announces the acquisitions of Iconic Translation Machines, Ltd. Iconic Translation Machines is a multi-award winning Neural Machine Translation provider who specialises in bespoke solutions for enterprise users.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$471.81)
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas. "
target: Iconic Translation Machines
Iconic Translation Machines is a multi-award winning Neural Machine Translation provider who specialises in bespoke solutions for enterprise users. Iconic helps the world’s largest enterprises to adopt bespoke, secure AI-powered translation solutions.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
16.7x
EV / EBITDA
869.6x
announced 10/18/2017 via PR Newswire

RWS Holdings plc, will acquire Moravia

synopsis: Moravia announced that RWS Holdings plc has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the Moravia IT Group companies. Based in the Czech Republic, Moravia is a globalization solution provider, enabling companies in the information technology, e-learning, and life sciences industries to enter global markets with high quality multilingual products.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$471.81)
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas. "
target parent: Clarion Capital Partners, LLC
target: Moravia
Based in the Czech Republic, Moravia is a leading globalization solution provider, enabling companies in the information technology, e-learning, and life sciences industries to enter global markets with high quality multilingual products.
price ($mm)
$320
rev ($mm)
$159
EBITDA ($mm)
$27
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.8x
closed 10/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Article One Partners, LLC

synopsis: RWS Holdings, the world's leading provider of intellectual property support services, has acquired Article One Partners, the world’s largest patent research community. Article One Partners broadcasts its studies to over 40,000 people and distributes more than $7.8 million in rewards to researchers for their work on over 5,600 client patent studies.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$471.81)
RWS Holdings provides intellectual property support services such as patent translations and technical searches for clients in the medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, aerospace, and telecommunications industries. "
target: Article One Partners, LLC
Article One Partners (AOP) is the world’s largest patent research community, broadcasting its studies to over 40,000 people. The company is a partner to 17 Fortune 100 companies, 74 Forbes Global 2000 and 7 of the top 10 US patent filers.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/6/2015 via BusinessWire

RWS Group, acquired Corporate Translations

synopsis: Corporate Translations Inc (CTi), the world's leading life sciences translation and linguistic validation provider, has been acquired by RWS, the leading provider of intellectual property support services. CTi is based in Connecticut, USA to cater for the growing demand for high quality translation services in the life sciences sector.
buyer parent: RWS Holdings plc
buyer: RWS Group (AIM:RWS:$139.20)
RWS Group is a global leader in language services. It is a leading provider of intellectual property support services and high level technical translation and localisation services for clients in engineering, electronics, pharmaceutical and life sciences, chemical, legal and financial industries. "
target: Corporate Translations
Corporate Translations is the preferred supplier of translation solutions to the the world’s top pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Founded in 1990, the company has become a recognized expert in successfully managing translation projects for the world’s top pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
$23
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
14.6x
closed 10/8/2013 via AP - Associated Press

RWS Group, acquired inovia

synopsis: inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, has been acquired by RWS Group, the intellectual property support specialist and world’s top ranking patent translation company. A longtime strategic partner and investor in inovia, RWS Group’s acquisition brings together two pioneers in the global IP field and extends their resources and services.
buyer parent: RWS Holdings plc
buyer: RWS Group (AIM:RWS:$139.20)
RWS Group is one of the world's leading patent translation and search companies. It was established to provide specialist Intellectual Property translation and information services, it also has a dedicated division providing translation, documentation and localisation services to various industries."
target: inovia
inovia is one of the largest foreign patent filing providers in the world. Over 1000 companies, law firms and universities have used our online platform, inovia.com, to reduce the cost and complexity of their PCT national stage entry, European patent validation and patent translation work.
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closed 5/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

RWS Holdings plc, acquired PharmaQuest Ltd.

synopsis: RWS Holdings has completed the acquisition of PharmaQuest Limited. PharmaQuest specialises in providing high quality translation and linguistic validation of patient reported outcome measures resulting from clinical trials conducted globally.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$471.81)
RWS Holdings provides intellectual property support services such as patent translations and technical searches for clients in the medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, aerospace, and telecommunications industries. "
target: PharmaQuest Ltd.
PharmaQuest is a medical translation company specialising in the translation and linguistic validation of patient reported outcome measures. PharmaQuest specialises in the translation and linguistic validation of patient reported outcome measures.
price ($mm)
$3.58
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/11/2007 via BNC Analysis

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Japanese Language Services Limited

synopsis: RWS Holdings, an intellectual property support services provider, has strengthened its translation operations after buying Japanese Language Services (JLS). The company added the London-based Japanese technical translations provider to its portfolio after agreeing to pay £1.05 million in cash.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$471.81)
RWS Holdings provides intellectual property support services such as patent translations and technical searches for clients in the medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, aerospace, and telecommunications industries. "
target: Japanese Language Services Limited
Japanese Language Services Limited uses a team of around 70 translators and interpreters, with associates in Japan. The translators are technically highly-qualified, mainly at MSc or PhD level, and all interpreters have in excess of 10 years interpreting experience.
price ($mm)
$1.91
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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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)
$48
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
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:$15.93)
New Zealand-based Straker Translations is a cloud-enabled translation services provider. The company has built a technology platform using Artificial Intelligence that enables human translators to deliver faster and more accurate translations at a lower cost. "
target: NZTC International
NZTC International is a New Zealand based translation company operating in the international translation and interpreting market. NZTC provides services for translation, voice over, subtitling, interpreting, content translation for multilingual websites, software and game localisation, and more
price ($mm)
$0.59
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
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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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
$0.85
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$556.65)
Lionbridge partners with brands to break barriers and build bridges all over the world. For more than 20 years, they have helped companies connect with global customers by delivering marketing, testing and globalization services in more than 300 languages. "
target: Gengo
Gengo is a global people-powered technology platform providing translation and AI training-data services to global businesses. Founded in 2008, Gengo has translated more than one billion words for 65,000+ customers. They are headquartered in Japan with an office in San Mateo, CA.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Corsearch, acquired Yellow Brand Protection

synopsis: Corsearch Inc., a premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Yellow Brand Protection AB of Sweden, a leading global provider of online anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. Its high-quality, intuitive tools and unparalleled expertise enable professionals to effectively manage their trademark screening, search review, watching, and domain management processes. "
target: Yellow Brand Protection
Yellow Brand Protection is a leading global provider of online anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services. Operating from offices across Europe, USA and China, Yellow’s disruptive technology, “ZERO” seeks to identify and combat IP-infringing content found anywhere in the world, online.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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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.
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 5/30/2018 via PE Hub

Castik Capital S.à r.l., acquired Ipan Group

synopsis: Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing, announced the sale of Munich-based ipan Group, one of the leading providers of IP management services and software, to Castik Capital.
buyer: Castik Capital S.à r.l.
Founded in 2014, Castik Capital is based in Luxembourg and focuses on identifying and developing investment opportunities across Europe. Castik Capital is a European multi-strategy investment manager acquiring significant ownership positions in European private and public companies. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Ipan Group
Munich-based Ipan group (Intellectual Property Associates Network), is a leading provider of IP management services and software, supporting the largest IP owners around the globe.
price ($mm)
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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)
$4.85
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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 [$25]
rev ($mm)
$29
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
99.3x

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Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc.
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc.
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. is a holding company that develops technology-based solutions. Its flagship product, Vocal, is a long-form, digital publishing platform focused on supporting content creators by providing them with publishing tools and monetization features.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.10
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
24
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Ticker: SYPT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scrypt, Inc.
Scrypt, Inc.
Since 1998, Austin-based Scrypt, Inc. has been creating elegant document productivity tools for healthcare that eliminate manual processes and paper to save time and money. Scrypt has more than 30,000 customers across all 50 states.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$0.27
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.85)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.91)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
7
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Ticker: MSTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MicroStrategy Inc.
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software, including the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform, Mobile Platform, and Applications. The Company offers its technologies for deployment in customer data centers and as proprietary cloud services.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$594.61
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.67
EBIT ($mm)
$30.15
Net Income ($mm)
$20.55
Employees
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Ticker: FJH:XTRA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
COR&FJA AG
COR&FJA AG
COR&FJA AG, together with its subsidiaries, offers software and consultancy services primarily for the insurance industry and pensions market in Germany and internationally.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$85.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.90
EBIT ($mm)
$2.78
Net Income ($mm)
$0.70
Employees
475
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Ticker: AIM:RWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RWS Holdings plc
RWS Holdings plc
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$471.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$104.08
EBIT ($mm)
$79.50
Net Income ($mm)
$58.57
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:IPH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IPH Limited
IPH Limited
IPH Limited is the holding company of Spruson & Ferguson, one of the leading intellectual property (“IP”) services firms in the Asia-Pacific region, offering a wide range of services for the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of IP.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$163.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$49.12
EBIT ($mm)
$41.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
635
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Ticker: JASDAQ:2483
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honyaku Center Inc.
Honyaku Center Inc.
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.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$88.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.66
EBIT ($mm)
$5.69
Net Income ($mm)
$3.76
Employees
413
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Ticker: ASX:STG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Straker Translations
Straker Translations
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$15.93
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.62)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
149
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Ticker: PCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pendrell Corporation
Pendrell Corporation
Pendrell Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pendrell Technologies, Inc., provides innovative intellectual property solutions for leading companies worldwide.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.08)
EBIT ($mm)
($16.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
35
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Ticker: TSE:6182
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rozetta
Rozetta
Rozetta Corporation develops and operates an online automatic translation engines. Rozetta also provides translation, interpretation, and corporate training services.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$17.22
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$2.41
Net Income ($mm)
$1.54
Employees
70
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Ticker: OTCPK:APHD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IP Risk Control
IP Risk Control
Appiphany Technologies (IP Risk Control) commenced operations in June of 2009. Appiphany has now completely diversified its offerings to deliver global 'best-of-breed' products and technologies to bring complete holistic solutions to combat the counterfeit and pirating of global goods.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.05
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.55)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: AIM:KWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keywords Studios
Keywords Studios
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$406.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$49.74
EBIT ($mm)
$31.24
Net Income ($mm)
$15.66
Employees
7400
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Ticker: XPRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LECG Corporation
LECG Corporation
LECG provides independent expert testimony, financial advisory services, original authoritative studies, strategic advisory, governance, assurance and tax, and business consulting services to clients including Fortune Global 500 corporations, major law firms, and various governments and agencies.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$263.20
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($13.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
806
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Ticker: HURN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huron Consulting Group Inc.
Huron Consulting Group Inc.
Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, transform the enterprise, reduce costs, leverage technology, process and review large amounts of complex data, address regulatory changes, recover from distress and stimulate growth.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$892.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$101.97
EBIT ($mm)
$72.90
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2952
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Ticker: AIM:GTLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gateley Plc
Gateley Plc
Gateley is a legal and professional services group founded in Birmingham, UK. Gateley has over 580 professional advisers across ten offices. Their business is predominantly legal services through Gateley Legal advising over 5,000 clients across five core business groups.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$135.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.14
EBIT ($mm)
$20.86
Net Income ($mm)
$17.08
Employees
966
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