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closed 2/16/2022 via PR Newswire

3Play Media, acquired Captionmax

synopsis: 3Play Media, has acquired Captionmax and its subsidiary National Captioning Canada. Based in Minneapolis, Captionmax is a leader in high quality and secure live and pre-recorded captioning, audio description, and localization services to customers across multiple end-markets.
buyer parent: Riverside Partners, LLC.
buyer: 3Play Media
3Play Media is a cloud-based video accessibility platform with solutions for closed captioning, live captioning, audio description, and translation. They combine machine learning, data sets, and automatic speech recognition with human review to provide accurate accessibility solutions at scale. "
target: Captionmax
Captionmax is a full-service provider of media accessibility solutions. Captionmax provides live and pre-recorded captioning, audio description, and localization solutions to media broadcasters, content creators and distributors, corporations, and governments across the United States and Canada.
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Zoo Digital Group plc, acquired Vista India

synopsis: ZOO Digital has acquired the award-winning media services and localization businesses of Vista India Digitek Private Limited and Vista Tanweer Studios Private Limited, based in Mumbai. Vista is a leading force in media localization, media services and digital distribution for Indian and foreign language content.
buyer: Zoo Digital Group plc (:$12.83)
ZOO Digital Group PLC is a provider of cloud software based subtitling, dubbing and media localization services to the TV and movie industry. "
target: Vista India
Vista is a leading force in media localization, media services and digital distribution for Indian and foreign language content. Vista provides end-to-end services across eight Indian languages and English, including dubbing, subtitling, artwork and metadata localization services.
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closed 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

VERBIT.AI, acquired Vitac

synopsis: Verbit, the world's largest AI-powered transcription platform, announced the acquisition of VITAC, the largest provider of captioning products and solutions in North America. The company's commitment to communication accessibility is evidenced by its talented captioners, technical expertise, and exceptional client service.
buyer: VERBIT.AI
Verbit is the world's leading interactive transcription and captioning solution. It utilizes in-house, AI-based technology to transform both live and recorded video and audio into +99% accurate captions and transcripts for the education, legal, media, and enterprise industries. "
target parent: Gores Group, LLC
target: Vitac
VITAC is the largest provider captioning products and services in the United States. The company's commitment to communication accessibility is evidenced by its talented captioners, technical expertise, and exceptional client service.
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closed 10/21/2020 via Company Press Release

Vitac, acquired Sovo Technologies

synopsis: VITAC Corp., the largest provider of realtime and offline captioning products and services in the United States, has acquired SOVO Technologies, a leading provider of captioning and transcription services in North America and Europe. SOVO uses its own unique technology to offer high quality transcription and captioning services.
buyer parent: Gores Group, LLC
buyer: Vitac
VITAC is the largest provider of realtime and offline captioning products and services in the United States. Responsible for captioning more than 580,000 hours of programming each year, its clients include every major broadcasting company and most cable networks. "
target: Sovo Technologies
SOVO Technologies is a leading provider of captioning and transcription services in North America and Europe. SOVO uses its own artificial intelligence and speech recognition-based technology to offer high quality transcription and captioning services, both for live or offline broadcasts or events.
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closed 11/14/2018 via PE Hub

BTI Studios, acquired Berliner Synchron GmbH

synopsis: BTI Studios, a portfolio company of Shamrock Capital, has acquired Berliner Synchron Gmbh, a dubbing studio in Germany. Berliner Synchron GmbH was founded in 1949 as the first professional dubbing studio in Germany. Since then it has dubbed more than 8000 titles into German, with the company still holding a leading position in the industry today.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: BTI Studios
BTI Studios is among the world’s largest localization companies providing dubbing, subtitling, and access services in any language. Founded in 1995, BTI Studios today operates 23 local facilities globally, spanning a network of fully owned local sites across Europe, Asia and the US. "
target parent: S&L Medien Gruppe
target: Berliner Synchron GmbH
Berliner Synchron GmbH was founded in 1949 as the first professional dubbing studio in Germany. Since then it has dubbed more than 8000 titles into German, with the company still holding a leading position in the industry today.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

BTI Studios, acquired Creative Sounds BV

synopsis: Leading localization provider BTI Studios announced the acquisition of Dutch dubbing studio, Creative Sounds.  Creative Sounds was founded in 2000 and offers dubbing for international, regional and local content owners and new media distributors.
buyer parent: Altor Equity Partners
buyer: BTI Studios
Founded in 1995, BTI Studios is one of the world's leading providers of dubbing, subtitling, access services, captioning, and media solutions to broadcasters, major film studios, VOD platforms, and producers in Sweden and internationally. "
target: Creative Sounds BV
Creative Sounds BV is a media localization provider, offering dubbing for international, regional and local content owners, aggregators and new media distributors. They also offer localization for feature film, television series, games, documentaries and corporate.
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closed 1/25/2017 via BusinessWire

Vitac, acquired Caption Colorado

synopsis: VITAC Corporation, the market-leading provider of closed captioning and accessible media solutions to clients in the media and entertainment, education, corporate and government sectors, and a portfolio company of Gores, announced that it has acquired Caption Colorado, a leading provider of captioning services.
buyer parent: Gores Group, LLC
buyer: Vitac
VITAC Corporation is the nation’s largest provider of closed captioning and accessible media services. VITAC provides live and prerecorded captioning solutions in English and Spanish, video description and digital media services for broadcast networks, cable TV, online video, and teleconferences. "
target: Caption Colorado
Founded in 1991, Caption Colorado employs more than 300 professionals and provides captions for more than 500 events each day, with real-time, online, and offline captioning for scheduled news broadcasts, breaking news broadcasts, weather emergencies, television, feature films, etc.
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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 2/2/2016 via BusinessWire

Gores Group, LLC, acquired Vitac

synopsis: The Gores Group, a leading Los Angeles-based investment firm, announced that it has completed the acquisition of VITAC Corporation from Merrill Corporation, a provider of technology-enabled platforms. Vitac Corporation is the nation's largest provider of closed captioning and other accessible media services.
buyer: Gores Group, LLC
The Gores Group is a global investment firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. They combine the operational expertise capabilities of a strategic buyer with the M&A team. "
target parent: Merrill Corporation
target: Vitac
VITAC Corporation is the nation’s largest provider of closed captioning and accessible media services. VITAC provides live and prerecorded captioning solutions in English and Spanish, video description and digital media services for broadcast networks, cable TV, online video, and teleconferences.
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closed 4/1/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Cool Japan Fund Inc., Imagica Robot Holdings Inc., Sumitomo Corporation, acquired SDI Media Group

synopsis: A consortium of Japanese companies has acquired SDI Media (SDI), a global market-leading localization company serving the media and entertainment industry. The consortium acquiring SDI is led by Imagica Robot Holdings Inc. and includes the Cool Japan Fund and Sumitomo Corporation.
buyer: Sumitomo Corporation (TSE:8053:$48,819.67)
buyer: Imagica Robot Holdings Inc. (TSE:6879:$824.88)
buyer: Cool Japan Fund Inc.
Imagica Robot Holdings is the parent company of a group of media production companies that offer services in post production, media distribution, TV channel operations, media businesses, creative services, content production, imaging systems, digital video solutions, and more. "
target parent: BNP Paribas
target: SDI Media Group
SDI Media is the world's largest supplier of subtitling services for the television, cinema, video, and DVD industries. The Group also operates state-of-the-art dubbing and voice-over facilities, and offers Internet site and interactive game content localization.
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closed 5/12/2022 via PR Newswire

Verbit, acquired U.S. Captioning Company

synopsis: Verbit, the market leader in voice AI transcription and captioning solutions, has acquired U.S. Captioning to further its media vertical expansion efforts. U.S. Captioning is a renowned US-based provider of closed captioning services for national TV stations, networks, producers and programmers.
buyer: Verbit
Verbit serves as an essential partner to 2,500+ businesses and institutions. Its vertical-built voice AI solutions provide its partners with the tools they need to offer engaging and equitable experiences that meet accessibility guidelines and make verbal information searchable and actionable. "
target: U.S. Captioning Company
U.S. Captioning Company is an industry-leading provider of closed captioning services for national TV stations, networks, producers, and programmers. Its technologically advanced Post department works with many national production clients to facilitate captioning in over 45 languages.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Captionmax, acquired National Captioning Canda Inc.

synopsis: Captionmax acquired Calgary, Alberta-based National Captioning Canada (NCC). NCC will continue to operate with its market-leading captioning brand serving major Canadian broadcasters, government, profit and not-for-profit organizations.
buyer: Captionmax
Captionmax is a full-service, all digital media accessibility company headquartered in Minneapolis, with a workforce spanning from California to New York and serving a diverse roster of industry leading clients. They provide their clients with both offline, and real time captioning. "
target: National Captioning Canda Inc.
Calgary, Alberta-based National Captioning Canada, provides real-time and off-line closed captioning and transcription services to broadcasters, webcasters, governmental bodies, productions houses and other organizations requiring real-time transcription services.
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closed 12/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired AGM Factory

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of AGM Factory, a French provider of image, audio, and laboratory services for content distributors, broadcasters, and film studios.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: AGM Factory
AGM Factory is a French provider of image, audio, and laboratory services for content distributors, broadcasters, and film studios. Founded in 2004 and based in Rennes, AGM is the first French full-service media house to operate complete studio facilities outside of Paris.
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closed 10/18/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Lylo Media Group

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of Lylo Media Group, a multinational provider of dubbing, voiceover, subtitling, audio description, and hard-of-hearing services.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Lylo Media Group
Lylo specializes in full localisation services including Dubbing, Subtitling and Audio Services for international Broadcast Television, Streaming OTT and Theatrical content. Clients include the major US studios, OTT providers and International broadcast content owners.
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closed 12/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired LOLA Audio Localization

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced that it has acquired Localizadora Latam SC (“LOLA”). Based in Mexico City, LOLA provides Latin American Spanish dubbing, localisation and sound design services for the video game, film and television markets.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target: LOLA Audio Localization
LOLA has over 20 years of working experience in the industry of dubbing and 15 years doing sound design, working in content adaption projects in Latin American Spanish. Their services include audio localization, translate & adaptation, sound design, and original soundtracks.
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$0.68
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closed 7/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., acquired Rocket Sound LLC

synopsis: Lionbridge, the premier video game globalization and publishing services partner, has acquired Rocket Sound, an elite provider of sound services for video games and other media. They offer industry-leading facilities and a team with many decades of experience reliably supporting high-stakes projects with demanding artistic and technical needs.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX:$556.65)
Lionbridge is the world’s largest language services provider, offering leading translation and localization services and global marketing solutions. They help organizations achieve international success through customer service, advanced technologies, and a network of professional translators. "
target: Rocket Sound LLC
Rocket Sound is an elite provider of sound services for video games and other media. Founded in 2013, they offer industry-leading facilities and a team with many decades of experience reliably supporting high-stakes projects with demanding artistic and technical needs.
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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:$915.91)
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.
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$21
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announced 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, will acquire VMC Consulting Corporation

synopsis: Technical services provider Keywords Studios is set to buy QA and customer support provider VMC from owner Volt Information Sciences. VMC provides functional testing, customer support and localization services both in and outside of the games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, localization, testing, audio, player support and engineering services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to blue chip clients in over 18 countries. "
target parent: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
target: VMC Consulting Corporation
VMC combines technical expertise and vigilant dedication to deliver unmatched development, QA, localization, and technical support services. VMC serves as a seamless extension of their client's team to improve product quality, accelerate productivity, and maximize customer satisfaction.
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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 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:$915.91)
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.
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closed 2/16/2022 via PR Newswire

3Play Media, acquired Captionmax

synopsis: 3Play Media, has acquired Captionmax and its subsidiary National Captioning Canada. Based in Minneapolis, Captionmax is a leader in high quality and secure live and pre-recorded captioning, audio description, and localization services to customers across multiple end-markets.
buyer parent: Riverside Partners, LLC.
buyer: 3Play Media
3Play Media is a cloud-based video accessibility platform with solutions for closed captioning, live captioning, audio description, and translation. They combine machine learning, data sets, and automatic speech recognition with human review to provide accurate accessibility solutions at scale. "
target: Captionmax
Captionmax is a full-service provider of media accessibility solutions. Captionmax provides live and pre-recorded captioning, audio description, and localization solutions to media broadcasters, content creators and distributors, corporations, and governments across the United States and Canada.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Captionmax, acquired National Captioning Canda Inc.

synopsis: Captionmax acquired Calgary, Alberta-based National Captioning Canada (NCC). NCC will continue to operate with its market-leading captioning brand serving major Canadian broadcasters, government, profit and not-for-profit organizations.
buyer: Captionmax
Captionmax is a full-service, all digital media accessibility company headquartered in Minneapolis, with a workforce spanning from California to New York and serving a diverse roster of industry leading clients. They provide their clients with both offline, and real time captioning. "
target: National Captioning Canda Inc.
Calgary, Alberta-based National Captioning Canada, provides real-time and off-line closed captioning and transcription services to broadcasters, webcasters, governmental bodies, productions houses and other organizations requiring real-time transcription services.
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closed 2/16/2022 via PR Newswire

3Play Media, acquired Captionmax

synopsis: 3Play Media, has acquired Captionmax and its subsidiary National Captioning Canada. Based in Minneapolis, Captionmax is a leader in high quality and secure live and pre-recorded captioning, audio description, and localization services to customers across multiple end-markets.
buyer parent: Riverside Partners, LLC.
buyer: 3Play Media
3Play Media is a cloud-based video accessibility platform with solutions for closed captioning, live captioning, audio description, and translation. They combine machine learning, data sets, and automatic speech recognition with human review to provide accurate accessibility solutions at scale. "
target: Captionmax
Captionmax is a full-service provider of media accessibility solutions. Captionmax provides live and pre-recorded captioning, audio description, and localization solutions to media broadcasters, content creators and distributors, corporations, and governments across the United States and Canada.
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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 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.
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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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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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Anoto Group AB, acquired DevelopIQ Ltd.

synopsis: Anoto Group AB, which develops and licenses a technology for digital pen and paper, has acquired DevelopIQ Ltd. DevelopIQ has extensive experience in integrating Anoto based digital pen and paper solutions, developing cross-platform mobile apps and delivering innovative cloud services.
buyer: Anoto Group AB (OM:ANOT:$22.67)
Anoto Group, through its subsidiaries, develops and licenses a technology for digital pen and paper, which enables the transmission of handwritten text and illustrations into digital format. Their solutions are based on Anoto digital pen and paper technology to capture, transmit, and store data. "
target: DevelopIQ Ltd.
DevelopIQ has extensive experience in integrating Anoto based digital pen and paper solutions, developing cross-platform mobile apps and delivering innovative cloud services. The company is based in Basingstoke and works in close partnerships with mobile operators, software vendors and resellers.
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$2.95
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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:$4,650.83)
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.
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$475
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$119
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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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Verbit, acquired CaptionSync

synopsis: Verbit, the leading transcription and captioning company, has acquired Automatic Sync Technologies, a transcription company and creator of the web-based CaptionSync solution. Automatic Sync Technologies is renowned for its expertise in the education and government sectors.
buyer: Verbit
Verbit is the world's leading interactive transcription and captioning solution. It utilizes in-house, AI-based technology to transform both live and recorded video and audio into +99% accurate captions and transcripts for the education, legal, media, and enterprise industries. "
target: CaptionSync
Automatic Sync Technologies has been providing closed captioning services for over 17 years, producing more than 5 million caption files for over 5,000 customers. Its CaptionSync product is a web-based solution for closed captions, audio description, and live captioning services.
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Nuance Communications, Inc., acquired Transcend Services, Inc.

synopsis: Nuance Communications, Inc. announced that the company has closed the acquisition of Transcend Services, Inc., a leading provider of medical transcription and speech editing services. The combination of Nuance and Transcend will significantly improve the way patient data is captured, processed and used across the small- to mid-size hospital market.
buyer: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN:$1,463.14)
Nuance provides speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. "
target: Transcend Services, Inc.
Transcend Services is a provider of clinical documentation solutions for healthcare organizations. Its high-quality transcription services and applications, leading data extraction, and reporting tools, provide critical data needed to document patient encounters and help drive decision making.
price ($mm)[EV]
$316 [$302]
rev ($mm)
$125
EBITDA ($mm)
$26
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2.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.2x
closed 7/8/2009 via PR Newswire

iMedX, Inc., acquired Medware, Inc.

synopsis: iMedX Inc., a leading healthcare software and services company, announced that it has acquired Medware Inc. With this acquisition, iMedX expands its reach into the hospital market and emerges as one of the largest medical transcription companies in the United States.
buyer: iMedX, Inc.
iMedX is a leading US-based outsource provider of healthcare software and services to hospitals and medical practices throughout the U.S. iMedX's innovative Internet-based transcription delivery platform, TurboScribe(R) is used by thousands of providers across the United States. "
target parent: HLTH Corporation
target: Medware, Inc.
Medware is a recognized leader in the medical transcription industry dedicated to providing quality healthcare documentation solutions to clients across the nation.
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closed 10/1/2010 via PR Newswire

iMedX, Inc., acquired FORE Transcriptions USA Inc.

synopsis: iMedX Inc. has acquired FORE Transcriptions USA Inc., along with its Indian operations, FORE Transcriptions Pvt. Ltd. With this acquisition, iMedX adds FORE's many clinics and solo practitioners in Southwestern Texas to its customer base and significantly enhances its global transcription production capacity.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: iMedX, Inc.
iMedX is a leading outsource provider of healthcare software and services to hospitals and medical practices throughout the United States. iMedX's innovative Internet-based transcription delivery platform, TurboScribe®, is used by thousands of providers across the country. "
target: FORE Transcriptions USA Inc.
FORE Transcriptions USA Inc. provides medical transcriptions. With a double audit process, FORE guarantees the quality of its transcriptions.
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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 2/4/2015 via BusinessWire

Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC, acquired Career Step

synopsis: Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of Career Step, LLC. Career Step, based in Provo, Utah, is a leading provider of online, career-focused training programs in the high-growth healthcare sector. Career Step offers high quality, cost effective, job-specific training solutions.
buyer: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
Revelstoke Capital Partners is a Denver based private equity firm formed by experienced investors who focus on building exceptional industry-leading companies. "
target parent: DW Healthcare Partners
target: Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for some of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation.
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closed 3/4/2009 via Company Press Release

BB&T Capital Partners, LLC, DW Healthcare Partners, acquired Career Step

synopsis: Career Step, LLC, a leading provider of online vocational training for the healthcare industry, announced the completion of a $22 million equity investment from DW Healthcare Partners II, LP and BB&T Capital Partners II, LLC.
buyer: DW Healthcare Partners
buyer: BB&T Capital Partners, LLC
DW Healthcare Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. The firm is led by three seasoned healthcare executives with more than 80 years of combined industry experience. DWHP invests in profitable healthcare companies with proven management teams. "
target: Career Step
Career Step is the nation's leading provider of online medical transcription and medical coding training. Career Step enjoys a tremendous market advantage in the industry by virtue of its reputation as an innovative, competency-based training company.
price ($mm)
$22
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closed 1/3/2018 via BusinessWire

U.S. Legal Support, Inc., acquired StenoTrain

synopsis: U.S. Legal Support, Inc., one of the leading providers of litigation services, announced that it has acquired online court reporting program, Stenotrain. StenoTrain prepares students to work as an Official Court Reporter, Freelance Court Reporter, CART Provider, Closed Captioner, Digital Transcriptionist, Offline Captioning Reporter, or Scopist.
buyer: U.S. Legal Support, Inc.
U.S. Legal Support, Inc., as one of the leading providers of litigation services, is the only litigation support company that provides court reporting, record retrieval, eDiscovery and trial services to major corporations and law firms nationwide. "
target: StenoTrain
StenoTrain offers online court reporting and legal clerical education programs. They prepare students to work as an Official Court Reporter, Freelance Court Reporter, CART Provider, Closed Captioner, Digital Transcriptionist, Offline Captioning Reporter, or Scopist.
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announced 3/31/2021 via Company Press Release

Astorg, will acquire Opus 2 International

synopsis: Astorg, a global private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in UK-based Opus 2, the leading provider of integrated software and services for the global legal disputes market. Astorg’s investment will enable Opus 2 to continue to develop its UK market and expand internationally in litigation, arbitration, and other legal practice areas.
buyer: Astorg
Paris-based Astorg is a leading independent private equity firm with over €10 billion of assets under management. Astorg works with entrepreneurs and management teams to acquire market leading global companies and provide them with strategic guidance, governance, and capital. "
target: Opus 2 International
Based in the UK, Opus 2 provides game-changing, cloud-based legal technology and services to connect people, case information, analysis, and data throughout the lifecycle of a dispute. Its secure platform, tailor-made for lawyers, provides a connected and flexible way of working.
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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

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