Like Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy

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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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 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:$2,934.60)
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 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 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)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
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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 8/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Alibaba Group, acquired 365fanyi

synopsis: Alibaba Group has fully acquired Chinese crowdsourcing translation platform, 365 Fanyi (365 Translation). Alibaba Group will utilize 365 Fanyi to remove language barriers for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) when participating in cross-border e-commerce business.
buyer: Alibaba Group (BABA:$68,951.68)
Alibaba.com is the global leader in e-commerce for small businesses. Alibaba.com makes it easy for millions of buyers and suppliers around the world to do business online through three marketplaces: a global trade platform, a Chinese platform and a Japanese platform. "
target: 365fanyi
365 Fanyi was born out of a translation studio run by the company’s founder, Liu Yu, in 2011. It specializes in providing online translation and interpretation services to domestic and foreign clients.
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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
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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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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 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 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)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.8x
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
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
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 8/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Alibaba Group, acquired 365fanyi

synopsis: Alibaba Group has fully acquired Chinese crowdsourcing translation platform, 365 Fanyi (365 Translation). Alibaba Group will utilize 365 Fanyi to remove language barriers for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) when participating in cross-border e-commerce business.
buyer: Alibaba Group (BABA:$68,951.68)
Alibaba.com is the global leader in e-commerce for small businesses. Alibaba.com makes it easy for millions of buyers and suppliers around the world to do business online through three marketplaces: a global trade platform, a Chinese platform and a Japanese platform. "
target: 365fanyi
365 Fanyi was born out of a translation studio run by the company’s founder, Liu Yu, in 2011. It specializes in providing online translation and interpretation services to domestic and foreign clients.
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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 10/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc., acquired Sfera Studios

synopsis: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., solving creative and technology challenges for content creators and distributors for 100+ years, has acquired Sfera, a global, cloud based localization platform and distributed services firm. Adding Sfera's proven technology to Deluxe's worldwide reach, relationships, and industry knowledge.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. is the global leader in digital services and technology solutions for content creation and delivery. "
target: Sfera Studios
Sferastudios is a cloud-based technology and service firm specialized in enhancing the digital media supply chain. Sfera utilizes a worldwide distributed workforce along with proprietary systems and web-based tools to efficiently deliver specialized media services on demand and in large scale.
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closed 6/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Scriptis, acquired MTM LinguaSoft

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

Ai Media, acquired Alternative Communication Services

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

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

synopsis: TAKARA & COMPANY LTD. is to acquire Simul International, Inc. from Benesse Holdings, Inc. Since its founding in 1965, Simul has supported international communication for 55 years by providing high-quality interpreting services at important international conferences in the areas of politics, economics and culture of Japan.
buyer: TAKARA & COMPANY LTD. (TSE:7921:$171.46)
TAKARA & COMPANY LTD., formerly TAKARA PRINTING CO., LTD., is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the production of disclosure related documents. "
target parent: Benesse Holdings, Inc.
target: Simul International, Inc.
Since its founding in 1965, Simul has supported international communication for 55 years by providing high-quality interpreting services at important international conferences in the areas of politics, economics and culture of Japan.
price ($mm)
$47
rev ($mm)
$48
EBITDA ($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 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 10/31/2018 via Company Press Release

LanguageWire A/S, acquired Xplanation Language Services NV

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

Technicis Translation, acquired AAC Global Oy

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

Berkeley College, acquired Rennert International

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

Questel, acquired MultiLing

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

Technicis Translation, acquired Telelingua

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

The Hut Group Ltd., acquired Language Connect

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

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

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