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closed 5/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Smartling, Inc., acquired VerbalizeIt

synopsis: Smartling announced it has acquired VerbalizeIt to augment its enterprise translation management platform with translation capabilities for audio, video and other multimedia content. VerbalizeIt is a New York-based technology startup delivering human-powered translation services to hundreds of businesses worldwide.
buyer: Smartling, Inc.
Smartling's content solution helps brands gain a more competitive global position by transforming the way their content is created and consumed around the world. Smartling's technology, the Global Fluency Platform, helps brands access new markets, more customers and greater value. "
target: VerbalizeIt
VerbalizeIt leverages technology to enable businesses and consumers to access a global network of professional human language translators.
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closed 4/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Travel and Transport, Inc, acquired TripLingo

synopsis: Travel and Transport, one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S., has acquired TripLingo, a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
buyer: Travel and Transport, Inc
Travel and Transport, Inc. is one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S. Travel and Transport specializes in corporate travel management, leisure/vacation travel and group/meeting travel services. Travel and Transport creates one-of-a-kind experiences for their partners. "
target: TripLingo
TripLingo is a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe, productive, and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

IAC, acquired iTranslate GmbH

synopsis: Tinder owner IAC has acquired iTranslate, a translation app with over 80 million downloads. iTranslate enables travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of widely known consumer brands such as Vimeo, Dictionary.com, Dotdash, The Daily Beast and Investopedia, along with ANGI Homeservices Inc. which operates HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio. "
target: iTranslate GmbH
With over 80 million downloads iTranslate is the leading translation and dictionary App. They enable travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
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closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

WorldLingo merged with TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.,

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions, announced a merger with WorldLingo. Based in Las Vegas, WorldLingo specializes in translation technology and other solutions for website localization, as well as document, instant message, e-mail, and real-time chat translation.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 70 cities on five continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: WorldLingo
WorldLingo is a leading provider of integrated, online translation solutions, with services ranging from cost-effective machine translation solutions to professional human translation and culturally sensitive localization.
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closed 12/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired KantanMT.com

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired KantanMT, a leading machine translation technology company in Ireland. KantanMT provides a SaaS based machine translation platform that enables users to develop and manage customized machine translation engines in the cloud.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: KantanMT.com
KantanMT.com is a leading machine translation technology company in Ireland. KantanMT provides a SaaS based machine translation platform that enables users to develop and manage customized machine translation engines in the cloud.
price ($mm)
$3.89
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$1
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8.8x
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closed 1/8/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Netco Silver Inc., acquired On The Fly - Voice Translator

synopsis: Brisio Innovations is pleased to announce that it has purchased all rights, intellectual property and online assets associated with On the Fly, a real time translator that responds to users' speech with a translation. It allows users to look up definitions and meanings for common words & phrases. The app supports up to 71 languages for translation.
buyer: Netco Silver Inc. (OTCPK:NTCE:$2.56)
Netco Silver, doing business as Brisio Innovations, is focused on the acquisition, development and marketing of software applications for mobile computing devices, such as smart phones, tablets, and wearable computers. "
target: On The Fly - Voice Translator
On the Fly - Voice Translator comprises all rights, intellectual property and online assets of voice and text translation application “On the Fly - Voice Translator “ for iPhone and iPad. On The Fly is a real time translator that responds to users' speech with a translation.
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announced 8/12/2013 via Bloomberg

Facebook, will acquire Jibbigo

synopsis: Facebook Inc., owner of the world’s most popular social-networking service, agreed to acquire Mobile Technologies, a developer of speech-recognition tools. Mobile Technologies developed Jibbigo, a speech-to-speech translator application for phones.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Jibbigo
Mobile Technologies, LLC offers Jibbigo, a self-contained speech-to-speech translation application for iPhones, iPods, and iPads. Jibbigo, the world’s first speech-to-speech translator on a phone that runs online and even off-line, independent from the Internet.
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announced 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Straker Translations, will acquire Lingotek, Inc.

synopsis: New Zealand-based language service provider (LSP) Straker Translations has acquired Lingotek, a Utah-based translation management system provider and LSP. Lingotek’s Translation Network is the only cloud-based SaaS solution to connect all an organization’s global content in one place, giving them the power to manage their brand worldwide.
buyer: Straker Translations (ASX:STG:$20.79)
New Zealand-based Straker Translations is a cloud-enabled translation services provider. The company has built a technology platform using Artificial Intelligence that enables human translators to deliver faster and more accurate translations at a lower cost. "
target: Lingotek, Inc.
Lingotek’s Translation Network is the only cloud-based SaaS solution to connect all an organization’s global content in one place, giving them the power to manage their brand worldwide.
price ($mm)
$6.47
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$8
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1.2x
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closed 12/2/2020 via PR Newswire

PDFTron Systems, Inc., acquired Iceni Technology Ltd.

synopsis: PDFTron Systems Inc., a Canadian market-leading provider of document technology solutions for software developers, has acquired Norwich, UK-based Iceni Technology Ltd., specialists in PDF editing and translation software and producers of a series of firsts in the field of PDF manipulation.
buyer: PDFTron Systems, Inc.
Vancouver-based PDFTron is a premier global provider of high-performance document processing technology. PDFTron's market-leading SDK drives digital transformation and powers next generation software applications with dynamic document viewing, annotation, processing, and conversion capabilities. "
target: Iceni Technology Ltd.
Iceni Technology is a software development company based in the UK. Iceni provides products and software for translation and web-based PDF interaction and has produced a series of firsts in the field of PDF manipulation.
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closed 7/2/2020 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired Memsource

synopsis: Global investment firm The Carlyle Group announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Memsource, a leading translation technology provider based in Prague that assists global corporations and the language services industry to automate the localisation of large volumes of multilingual content.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions. "
target: Memsource
Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, Memsource is a leading translation technology provider that assists global corporations and the language services industry to automate the localisation of large volumes of multilingual content.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Transfluent, acquired Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy

synopsis: Transfluent Oy, which develops and offers digital translation services, has acquired Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy. Navitep Oy is a software company whose main product is software developed for automating the translation process. Translatum Oy is an expert company specialising in international communications and a wide range of translation services.
buyer: Transfluent
Transfluent Oy, established in 2007, develops and provides digital translation services. Transfluent specialises in a translation experience that is as automated and easy to use as possible. High-quality translations are produced by professional translators via digital services. "
target: Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy
Navitep Oy, established in 2012, is a software company whose main product is software developed for automating the translation process. Translatum Oy is an expert company specialising in international communications and combining a wide range of translation services and innovative technologies.
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closed 4/12/2019 via Forbes

Reliance Industries Limited, acquired Reverie Language Technologies

synopsis: Mumbai-based Reliance Industries has acquired the Bengaluru company Reverie Language Technologies. Reverie offers a language-as-a-service cloud platform providing Indic typing, content conversion, multilingual search and discovery. Reverie's platform enables localized experiences for end-users and consumer mobile apps for Indic language users.
buyer: Reliance Industries Limited (NSEI:RELIANCE:$86,476.96)
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is India’s largest private sector company. RIL’s activities span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and digital services. "
target: Reverie Language Technologies
Reverie, an India-based company, has developed comprehensive language technology solutions for Indic localization and user engagement on digital platforms. Content from apps and portals can be delivered in multiple languages in real-time through Reverie's Language-as-a-Service platform.
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announced 4/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Sajan, Inc. will be merged with Amplexor NV,

synopsis: Sajan Inc. and AMPLEXOR International SA, announced that a definitive merger agreement has been signed, whereby Sajan will be acquired by AMPLEXOR International. Sajan is a leading provider of global language translation and localization services, helping clients around the world expand seamlessly into any global market.
buyer parent: Euroscript International SA
buyer: Amplexor NV
AMPLEXOR International is a leading digital solution provider offering global compliance, digital experience and content solutions. AMPLEXOR helps customers across key industries achieve process efficiency, increase revenue generation, reduce time-to-market and ensure quality and compliance. "
target: Sajan, Inc. (SAJA:$29.22)
Sajan is a leading provider of global language translation and localization services, helping clients expand seamlessly into any global market. Sajan’s language translation management system technology, Sajan Transplicity, provides process automation and innovative multilingual content reuse.
price ($mm)[EV]
$28 [$25]
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$29
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$0
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99.3x
closed 8/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Aspect Software, acquired LinguaSys

synopsis: Aspect Software, a leading award-winning cloud provider of fully-integrated consumer engagement, workforce optimization, and back-office solutions, announced the acquisition of the technology assets of LinguaSys, an Interactive Text Response (ITR), and natural language user interface provider.
buyer: Aspect Software
Aspect helps enterprise contact centers deliver remarkable customer experiences across every conversation and every channel – through a single, elegant software platform. "
target: LinguaSys
LinguaSys provides Interactive Text Response (ITR), natural language user interface, and near-real time text translations to leading Fortune 100 companies. LinguaSys' technology allows channels like SMS and Twitter to become two-way conversations, expanding omni-channel service interactions.
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closed 10/17/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Sajan, Inc., acquired New-Global Corporation

synopsis: Sajan, Inc., a global provider of language services and translation management software, has acquired the New-Global Group of companies. New-Global is a provider of multilingual communication services and technologies - serving clients in the United States, Canada and Europe through offices in Montreal, Canada and Madrid, Spain.
buyer: Sajan, Inc. (SAJA:$29.22)
Sajan is a leading provider of global language translation and localization services, helping clients around the world expand seamlessly into any global market. The foundation of Sajan's solution is its industry leading language translation management system technology, GCMSTM. "
target: New-Global Corporation
Through its industry leading translation services and advanced technology systems, and multilingual call center services, New-Global helps the world's leading global companies and organizations communicate and manage information in the new global business environment.
price ($mm)
$0.49
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$2
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closed 2/24/2010 via PR Newswire

MathStar, Inc., merged with Sajan, Inc.

synopsis: MathStar, Inc. and Sajan, Inc., a provider of language translation services and technology, announced the completion of the merger of Sajan with Garuda Acquisition, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly-owned subsidiary of MathStar. Sajan is a leading provider of language translation management solutions.
buyer: MathStar, Inc. (MATH:$0.00)
MathStar is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and markets a new class of programmable logic chips called "Field Programmable Object Arrays," or FPOAs. FPOAs are high-performance, reprogrammable integrated circuits that process logic functions at a clock rate up to 1 GHz. "
target: Sajan, Inc. (SAJA:$29.22)
Sajan, Inc. is the leading on-demand language translation service and technology provider. Sajan's primary objective is to provide innovative, yet easy to understand technical solutions that enable businesses to expand to all reaches of the globe.
price ($mm)
$16
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$0
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EV / rev
62.8x
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dailyhunt, acquired ImageTranslate

synopsis: Dailyhunt, India's #1 news and local language content discovery mobile app, has acquihired ImageTranslate, an Indian provider of image translation solutions. ImageTranslate allows users to translate image text from one language to another in just 30 seconds. ImageTranslate helps businesses to create images and ads in a variety of languages.
buyer parent: Toutiao
buyer: Dailyhunt
Dailyhunt is India’s #1, News and local language content application with over 155 Million app installs offering 100,000 news articles in 14 languages. The Dailyhunt group has 80+ Million users spending over 7 Billion minutes on the service every month. "
target: ImageTranslate
ImageTranslate is an Indian provider of image translation solutions. ImageTranslate allows users to translate image text from one language to another in just 30 seconds. ImageTranslate helps businesses to create images and ads in a variety of languages.
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closed 3/21/2018 via PR Newswire

LanguageWire A/S, acquired Frontlab ApS

synopsis: LanguageWire, a company based in Denmark that offers a cloud-based platform for collaborating with language experts, has acquired Frontlab, a company in Denmark that provides software for optimizing the production of both print & online materials. Frontlab's product suite enables efficient creation and proofing of high-quality marketing.
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: Frontlab ApS
Founded in 2005, Frontlab is a company in Denmark that provides software for optimizing the production of both print & online materials for enterprises, language service providers & creative agencies. Frontlab's product suite enables efficient creation and proofing of high-quality marketing.
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closed 5/27/2015 via Company Press Release

Sajan, Inc., acquired Reverbeo

synopsis: Sajan, Inc., a leading global language services and translation management technology provider, has purchased certain software assets of Reverbeo. Reverbeo is a cloud based translation management platform which helps businesses grow their global audience by creating automatic multilingual versions of their website.
buyer: 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. "
target: Reverbeo
Reverbeo is a cloud based translation management platform which helps small to medium sized businesses grow their global audience by creating automatic multilingual versions of their website and access to crowd or professional translation.
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closed 5/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Quest Visual, Inc.

synopsis: Google has acquired Quest Visual, the creator of Word Lens, an application which instantly translates printed words from one language to another using a device's built-in-video camera in real time. With the acquisition, Google gets Quest Visual’s tech, which it will incorporate into Google Translate in the future.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Quest Visual, Inc.
Quest Visual is the creator of Word Lens, an application which instantly translates printed words from one language to another using a device's built-in-video camera in real time.
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closed 5/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Smartling, Inc., acquired VerbalizeIt

synopsis: Smartling announced it has acquired VerbalizeIt to augment its enterprise translation management platform with translation capabilities for audio, video and other multimedia content. VerbalizeIt is a New York-based technology startup delivering human-powered translation services to hundreds of businesses worldwide.
buyer: Smartling, Inc.
Smartling's content solution helps brands gain a more competitive global position by transforming the way their content is created and consumed around the world. Smartling's technology, the Global Fluency Platform, helps brands access new markets, more customers and greater value. "
target: VerbalizeIt
VerbalizeIt leverages technology to enable businesses and consumers to access a global network of professional human language translators.
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closed 5/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Smartling, Inc., acquired VerbalizeIt

synopsis: Smartling announced it has acquired VerbalizeIt to augment its enterprise translation management platform with translation capabilities for audio, video and other multimedia content. VerbalizeIt is a New York-based technology startup delivering human-powered translation services to hundreds of businesses worldwide.
buyer: Smartling, Inc.
Smartling's content solution helps brands gain a more competitive global position by transforming the way their content is created and consumed around the world. Smartling's technology, the Global Fluency Platform, helps brands access new markets, more customers and greater value. "
target: VerbalizeIt
VerbalizeIt leverages technology to enable businesses and consumers to access a global network of professional human language translators.
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closed 4/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Smartling, Inc., acquired Jargon

synopsis: Smartling, a global content solution company, announced that it has acquired Techstars accelerator alumnus Jargon, a mobile technology company that provides a radically easy way for global brands to localize their mobile applications.
buyer: Smartling, Inc.
Smartling's content solution helps brands gain a more competitive global position by transforming the way their content is created and consumed around the world. Smartling's technology, the Global Fluency Platform, helps brands access new markets, more customers and greater value. "
target: Jargon
Jargon is the set-and-forget solution for translating mobile apps. They believe that their customers should focus on delivering quality product on schedule. Spending expensive development, design, and QA hours to juggle translations is a broken system that they intend to fix.
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closed 12/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired KantanMT.com

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired KantanMT, a leading machine translation technology company in Ireland. KantanMT provides a SaaS based machine translation platform that enables users to develop and manage customized machine translation engines in the cloud.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: KantanMT.com
KantanMT.com is a leading machine translation technology company in Ireland. KantanMT provides a SaaS based machine translation platform that enables users to develop and manage customized machine translation engines in the cloud.
price ($mm)
$3.89
rev ($mm)
$1
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EV / rev
8.8x
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announced 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Straker Translations, will acquire Lingotek, Inc.

synopsis: New Zealand-based language service provider (LSP) Straker Translations has acquired Lingotek, a Utah-based translation management system provider and LSP. Lingotek’s Translation Network is the only cloud-based SaaS solution to connect all an organization’s global content in one place, giving them the power to manage their brand worldwide.
buyer: Straker Translations (ASX:STG:$20.79)
New Zealand-based Straker Translations is a cloud-enabled translation services provider. The company has built a technology platform using Artificial Intelligence that enables human translators to deliver faster and more accurate translations at a lower cost. "
target: Lingotek, Inc.
Lingotek’s Translation Network is the only cloud-based SaaS solution to connect all an organization’s global content in one place, giving them the power to manage their brand worldwide.
price ($mm)
$6.47
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
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closed 12/2/2020 via PR Newswire

PDFTron Systems, Inc., acquired Iceni Technology Ltd.

synopsis: PDFTron Systems Inc., a Canadian market-leading provider of document technology solutions for software developers, has acquired Norwich, UK-based Iceni Technology Ltd., specialists in PDF editing and translation software and producers of a series of firsts in the field of PDF manipulation.
buyer: PDFTron Systems, Inc.
Vancouver-based PDFTron is a premier global provider of high-performance document processing technology. PDFTron's market-leading SDK drives digital transformation and powers next generation software applications with dynamic document viewing, annotation, processing, and conversion capabilities. "
target: Iceni Technology Ltd.
Iceni Technology is a software development company based in the UK. Iceni provides products and software for translation and web-based PDF interaction and has produced a series of firsts in the field of PDF manipulation.
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closed 7/2/2020 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired Memsource

synopsis: Global investment firm The Carlyle Group announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Memsource, a leading translation technology provider based in Prague that assists global corporations and the language services industry to automate the localisation of large volumes of multilingual content.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions. "
target: Memsource
Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, Memsource is a leading translation technology provider that assists global corporations and the language services industry to automate the localisation of large volumes of multilingual content.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Transfluent, acquired Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy

synopsis: Transfluent Oy, which develops and offers digital translation services, has acquired Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy. Navitep Oy is a software company whose main product is software developed for automating the translation process. Translatum Oy is an expert company specialising in international communications and a wide range of translation services.
buyer: Transfluent
Transfluent Oy, established in 2007, develops and provides digital translation services. Transfluent specialises in a translation experience that is as automated and easy to use as possible. High-quality translations are produced by professional translators via digital services. "
target: Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy
Navitep Oy, established in 2012, is a software company whose main product is software developed for automating the translation process. Translatum Oy is an expert company specialising in international communications and combining a wide range of translation services and innovative technologies.
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closed 4/12/2019 via Forbes

Reliance Industries Limited, acquired Reverie Language Technologies

synopsis: Mumbai-based Reliance Industries has acquired the Bengaluru company Reverie Language Technologies. Reverie offers a language-as-a-service cloud platform providing Indic typing, content conversion, multilingual search and discovery. Reverie's platform enables localized experiences for end-users and consumer mobile apps for Indic language users.
buyer: Reliance Industries Limited (NSEI:RELIANCE:$86,476.96)
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is India’s largest private sector company. RIL’s activities span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and digital services. "
target: Reverie Language Technologies
Reverie, an India-based company, has developed comprehensive language technology solutions for Indic localization and user engagement on digital platforms. Content from apps and portals can be delivered in multiple languages in real-time through Reverie's Language-as-a-Service platform.
price ($mm)
$38
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announced 4/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Sajan, Inc. will be merged with Amplexor NV,

synopsis: Sajan Inc. and AMPLEXOR International SA, announced that a definitive merger agreement has been signed, whereby Sajan will be acquired by AMPLEXOR International. Sajan is a leading provider of global language translation and localization services, helping clients around the world expand seamlessly into any global market.
buyer parent: Euroscript International SA
buyer: Amplexor NV
AMPLEXOR International is a leading digital solution provider offering global compliance, digital experience and content solutions. AMPLEXOR helps customers across key industries achieve process efficiency, increase revenue generation, reduce time-to-market and ensure quality and compliance. "
target: Sajan, Inc. (SAJA:$29.22)
Sajan is a leading provider of global language translation and localization services, helping clients expand seamlessly into any global market. Sajan’s language translation management system technology, Sajan Transplicity, provides process automation and innovative multilingual content reuse.
price ($mm)[EV]
$28 [$25]
rev ($mm)
$29
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
99.3x
closed 8/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Aspect Software, acquired LinguaSys

synopsis: Aspect Software, a leading award-winning cloud provider of fully-integrated consumer engagement, workforce optimization, and back-office solutions, announced the acquisition of the technology assets of LinguaSys, an Interactive Text Response (ITR), and natural language user interface provider.
buyer: Aspect Software
Aspect helps enterprise contact centers deliver remarkable customer experiences across every conversation and every channel – through a single, elegant software platform. "
target: LinguaSys
LinguaSys provides Interactive Text Response (ITR), natural language user interface, and near-real time text translations to leading Fortune 100 companies. LinguaSys' technology allows channels like SMS and Twitter to become two-way conversations, expanding omni-channel service interactions.
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closed 10/17/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Sajan, Inc., acquired New-Global Corporation

synopsis: Sajan, Inc., a global provider of language services and translation management software, has acquired the New-Global Group of companies. New-Global is a provider of multilingual communication services and technologies - serving clients in the United States, Canada and Europe through offices in Montreal, Canada and Madrid, Spain.
buyer: Sajan, Inc. (SAJA:$29.22)
Sajan is a leading provider of global language translation and localization services, helping clients around the world expand seamlessly into any global market. The foundation of Sajan's solution is its industry leading language translation management system technology, GCMSTM. "
target: New-Global Corporation
Through its industry leading translation services and advanced technology systems, and multilingual call center services, New-Global helps the world's leading global companies and organizations communicate and manage information in the new global business environment.
price ($mm)
$0.49
rev ($mm)
$2
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EV / rev
0.4x
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closed 2/24/2010 via PR Newswire

MathStar, Inc., merged with Sajan, Inc.

synopsis: MathStar, Inc. and Sajan, Inc., a provider of language translation services and technology, announced the completion of the merger of Sajan with Garuda Acquisition, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly-owned subsidiary of MathStar. Sajan is a leading provider of language translation management solutions.
buyer: MathStar, Inc. (MATH:$0.00)
MathStar is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and markets a new class of programmable logic chips called "Field Programmable Object Arrays," or FPOAs. FPOAs are high-performance, reprogrammable integrated circuits that process logic functions at a clock rate up to 1 GHz. "
target: Sajan, Inc. (SAJA:$29.22)
Sajan, Inc. is the leading on-demand language translation service and technology provider. Sajan's primary objective is to provide innovative, yet easy to understand technical solutions that enable businesses to expand to all reaches of the globe.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
62.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dailyhunt, acquired ImageTranslate

synopsis: Dailyhunt, India's #1 news and local language content discovery mobile app, has acquihired ImageTranslate, an Indian provider of image translation solutions. ImageTranslate allows users to translate image text from one language to another in just 30 seconds. ImageTranslate helps businesses to create images and ads in a variety of languages.
buyer parent: Toutiao
buyer: Dailyhunt
Dailyhunt is India’s #1, News and local language content application with over 155 Million app installs offering 100,000 news articles in 14 languages. The Dailyhunt group has 80+ Million users spending over 7 Billion minutes on the service every month. "
target: ImageTranslate
ImageTranslate is an Indian provider of image translation solutions. ImageTranslate allows users to translate image text from one language to another in just 30 seconds. ImageTranslate helps businesses to create images and ads in a variety of languages.
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closed 3/21/2018 via PR Newswire

LanguageWire A/S, acquired Frontlab ApS

synopsis: LanguageWire, a company based in Denmark that offers a cloud-based platform for collaborating with language experts, has acquired Frontlab, a company in Denmark that provides software for optimizing the production of both print & online materials. Frontlab's product suite enables efficient creation and proofing of high-quality marketing.
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: Frontlab ApS
Founded in 2005, Frontlab is a company in Denmark that provides software for optimizing the production of both print & online materials for enterprises, language service providers & creative agencies. Frontlab's product suite enables efficient creation and proofing of high-quality marketing.
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closed 5/27/2015 via Company Press Release

Sajan, Inc., acquired Reverbeo

synopsis: Sajan, Inc., a leading global language services and translation management technology provider, has purchased certain software assets of Reverbeo. Reverbeo is a cloud based translation management platform which helps businesses grow their global audience by creating automatic multilingual versions of their website.
buyer: 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. "
target: Reverbeo
Reverbeo is a cloud based translation management platform which helps small to medium sized businesses grow their global audience by creating automatic multilingual versions of their website and access to crowd or professional translation.
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closed 8/12/2014 via PR Newswire

Stratus Video Interpreting, acquired Capiche

synopsis: Stratus Video Interpreting, a national leader in video remote interpreting (VRI), is broadening its capabilities with the acquisition of Capiche, a mobile video interpreting platform, in an effort to provide equal access to quality language services for the U.S. Limited English Proficiency population.
buyer: Stratus Video Interpreting
Stratus Video Interpreting provides on-demand interpreter services by using technology to connect clients with interpreters in over 175 spoken and signed languages. Stratus clients use the technology to connect with their own staff interpreters, as well as with Stratus interpreters. "
target: Capiche
Capiche is a mobile video interpreting platform. By combining the latest video chat technology with intuitive scheduling and billing features; Capiche is creating an entire ecosystem that unlocks the potential of the interpreting industry.
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closed 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Technicis Translation, acquired TextMaster S.A.

synopsis: TextMaster, a Paris, France-based translation startup, has been acquired by French translation agency Technicis. TextMaster's cloud-based platform connects companies with translators and copywriters to create marketing content for launching and operating in new markets. Clients can access TextMaster online or through a range of partners.
buyer: Technicis Translation
Technicis, headquartered in Paris, France, is one of Europe’s largest translation service agencies. Technicis is able to meet all of the language needs of businesses from any sector and in any language combination thanks to its global network of 4,500 specialised translators. "
target: TextMaster S.A.
TextMaster is a France-based translation startup. TextMaster's cloud-based platform connects companies with translators and copywriters to create marketing content for launching and operating in new markets. Clients can access TextMaster online or through a wide range of integrations and partners.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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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announced 6/29/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Zoom, will acquire Kites GmbH

synopsis: Zoom Video Communications, Inc. is to acquire Karlsruhe Information Technology Solutions - Kites GmbH, a start-up dedicated to developing real-time Machine Translation (“MT”) solutions. Kites’ mission is breaking down language barriers and making seamless cross-language interaction a reality of everyday life.
buyer: Zoom (ZM:$3,279.44)
Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done. Their easy, reliable cloud platform for video, phone, content sharing, and chat runs across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. "
target: Kites GmbH
Karlsruhe Information Technology Solutions (Kites GmbH) is a start-up dedicated to developing real-time Machine Translation solutions. Kites’ mission is breaking down language barriers and making seamless cross-language interaction a reality of everyday life.
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closed 10/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Webinterpret, acquired Ekos Global

synopsis: WebInterpret announced the acquisition of London based Cross-Border Ecommerce Platform, Ekos Global. Ekos enables online retailers to expand into foreign markets by generating localised versions of their online store. Ekos connects with over 30 ecommerce platforms and allows retailers to run international stores in sync with their domestic store.
buyer: Webinterpret
Webinterpret is a leading provider of global e-commerce solutions and has years of experience with the internationalization of e-Commerce. Their service includes the translation and synchronization of your offers, and communication with international customers. "
target: Ekos Global
With their ground-breaking global ecommerce platform, Ekos Global lowers and eliminates many of the traditional barriers preventing businesses from successfully selling online in foreign markets. They enable businesses to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities of selling worldwide online.
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closed 5/28/2014 via BusinessWire

CSLi Co, acquired SYSTRAN Software Inc.

synopsis: Korea’s leading machine translation solutions provider CSLi Co. announced that it has acquired French-based SYSTRAN, the world's leading machine translation solutions provider.
buyer: CSLi Co
CSLi is a leading provider of language translation software and services. CSLi has a dominant market position in the Korean translation market and it offers translation solutions and services, including document translation and automatic web translation. "
target: SYSTRAN Software Inc.
SYSTRAN is the market leading machine translation solutions provider. The company's advanced language translation software helps enterprises and individuals communicate more effectively in multiple languages.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired XLOC Inc.

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired XLOC Inc. Based in Raleigh, NC, XLOC has developed the leading web-based integrated globalization content management system for videogames (XLOC), supported by consulting and customisation services.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: XLOC Inc.
Based in Raleigh, NC, XLOC has developed the leading web-based integrated globalization content management system for videogames (XLOC), supported by consulting and customisation services.
price ($mm)
$0.90
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