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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
announced 1/29/2020 via Company Press Release

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc., will acquire Stratus Video Interpreting

synopsis: AMN Healthcare Services, the nation's leading innovator in healthcare talent solutions and staffing services, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Stratus Video, a language services company that is changing the way limited English proficiency patients communicate with their healthcare providers.
buyer: AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (AHS:$2,677.20)
AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities across the nation. AMN Healthcare helps providers optimize their workforce to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes. "
target parent: Kinderhook Industries
target: Stratus Video Interpreting
Stratus Video is a language services company that is changing the way limited English proficiency patients communicate with their healthcare providers. Stratus Video is the largest and fastest growing video remote interpreting company in the world.
price ($mm)
$475
rev ($mm)
$119
EBITDA ($mm)
$34
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
14.0x
closed 5/23/2019 via PE Hub

InDemand Interpreting merged with Stratus Video Interpreting,

synopsis: Stratus Video, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, announced the acquisition of InDemand Interpreting, a Seattle, WA-based provider of video and audio interpreting solutions for Limited English Proficient, Deaf, and Hard of Hearing patients through medically qualified/certified interpreters.
buyer parent: Kinderhook Industries
buyer: Stratus Video Interpreting
Stratus Video is a language services company that is changing the way limited English proficiency patients communicate with their healthcare providers. Stratus Video is the largest and fastest growing video remote interpreting company in the world. "
target: InDemand Interpreting
By delivering the most experienced medical interpreters and highest quality video technology, InDemand Interpreting provides doctors, nurses and clinicians the language access they need to provide the best possible care.
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closed 1/7/2013 via BusinessWire

Language Line Services, acquired Pacific Interpreters, Inc.

synopsis: Language Line Services, the number one provider of interpretation and translation services across all types of businesses, announced it has acquired competitor Pacific Interpreters, a nearly $50 million provider of language services to the healthcare industry, from private equity firm Sterling Partners.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: Language Line Services
Language Line Services, the global leader in telephone interpreting and language solutions, serves clients in government, healthcare, telecommunications, financial services, utilities, insurance and many other industries. "
target parent: Sterling Partners
target: Pacific Interpreters, Inc.
Pacific Interpreters provides language services helping to eliminate language barriers for Limited English Proficient and Deaf individuals. It provides telephonic interpreting, regional onsite interpreting—including support for American Sign Language—document translation, and expert consulting.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Emergent Medical Associates, acquired Language Access Network Inc.

synopsis: Emergent Medical Associates is pleased to announce it has finalized the purchase of a majority interest in Language Access Network, LLC. LAN provides on-demand language interpretation services through video and audio conferencing in hospitals and other health care venues nationwide.
buyer: Emergent Medical Associates
Emergent Medical Associates, headquartered in Manhattan Beach, CA, is a premier provider of physician staffing & practice management services for 15 Emergency Departments with an annual census of over 400,000 visits throughout California. "
target: Language Access Network Inc.
Language Access Network Inc. is a pioneer in video language interpretation services. Language Access Network provides pharmacies and medical facilities with professionally trained interpreters 24 hours a day, seven days a week through our centralized video language center.
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closed 7/14/2021 via PR Newswire

BIG Language Solutions, LLC, acquired Dora Wirth Languages

synopsis: BIG Language Solutions, a top 20 full-service language provider, announced the completion of the Dora Wirth Languages (DWL) acquisition, expanding their global footprint and life sciences business. BIG and DWL offer life science, pharmaceutical, CRO, and medical device customers best-in-class language services capabilities.
buyer: BIG Language Solutions, LLC
BIG Language Solutions is disrupting the highly fragmented language industry by assembling a portfolio of high-performing and complementary language service providers (LSPs). Collectively, they navigate the complex nature of language services for customers so they can achieve global success. "
target: Dora Wirth Languages
Dora Wirth Languages (DWL) provides language solutions to major players in the life sciences industry, from international pharmaceutical companies to CROs (Contract Research Organizations). DWL can help with all stages of translation project cycles.
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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
closed 3/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Morningside Translations, Inc., acquired Net-Translators

synopsis: Morningside, a leading translation services company, has acquired Net-Translators, a leading translation, localization, and multilingual testing company based in Isreal. Net-Translators helps medical-device manufacturers, software developers and hardware companies prepare their products and services for worldwide deployment.
buyer: Morningside Translations, Inc.
Morningside is a leading translation services company partnering with the Am Law 100 and Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Headquartered in New York City, they maintain a powerful global network of language consultants and legal professionals in over 100 languages and dialects. "
target: Net-Translators
Net-Translators is a leading translation, localization, and multilingual testing company based in Isreal. Net-Translators helps medical-device manufacturers, software developers and hardware companies prepare their products and services for worldwide deployment.
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closed 5/11/2016 via Market Wire

Welocalize, acquired Nova Language Services Ltd.

synopsis: Welocalize, global leader in innovative translation and localization solutions, has acquired Nova Traductors i Intèrprets, S.L., doing business as Nova Language Services (Nova). Founded in 1998, Nova, provides specialized translation and localization services to multinational businesses.
buyer: Welocalize
Welocalize, Inc. offers innovative language services to help global brands reach audiences around the world in more than 175 languages. They provide translation and localization services, talent management, language tools, automation and technology, quality and program management. "
target: Nova Language Services Ltd.
Nova Language Services provides regulated industry language solutions including translation, web and marketing localization, interpretation and multimedia services. Nova primarily focuses on services for the life sciences industry, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device.
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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
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 6/8/2016 via BusinessWire

United Language Group, acquired KJ International Resources

synopsis: KJ International Resources (KJI) announced that it has been acquired by United Language Group, a Minneapolis-based global organization. KJI is a leading provider of translation and localization services in a wide range of medical, technical and other highly regulated fields. KJI is strategically important to ULG's porfolio of language solutions.
buyer parent: United Language Group
buyer: United Language Group
United Language Group is a global organization headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in New York, Hong Kong, Galway (Ireland), and London. ULG is dedicated to building and managing a portfolio of high-performing and complementary language service providers. "
target: KJ International Resources
KJ International Resources is a leading provider of translation and localization services in a wide range of medical, technical and other highly regulated fields. KJ is committed to excellent customer service and high quality language services.
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closed 2/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Clarion Capital Partners, LLC, acquired Moravia

synopsis: Moravia, 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, announced that Clarion Capital Partners, a New York-based middle market private equity firm, has acquired a majority interest in the company.
buyer: Clarion Capital Partners, LLC
Clarion Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity investment firm which seeks to make primarily control private equity investments in a diversified portfolio of middle-market companies. The firm focuses in industries such as Business, Healthcare, Financial, Consumer Products, Retail, and Media. "
target: Moravia
Moravia's services address the complex localization demands of leading global brands and fast-growing companies, primarily in the IT and life science industry sectors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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
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
EV / EBITDA
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
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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 6/17/2020 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)
$48
EBITDA ($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:$20.79)
New Zealand-based Straker Translations is a cloud-enabled translation services provider. The company has built a technology platform using Artificial Intelligence that enables human translators to deliver faster and more accurate translations at a lower cost. "
target: NZTC International
NZTC International is a New Zealand based translation company operating in the international translation and interpreting market. NZTC provides services for translation, voice over, subtitling, interpreting, content translation for multilingual websites, software and game localisation, and more
price ($mm)
$0.59
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($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.
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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 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 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
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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 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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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