TransPerfect Merges with WorldLingo
NEW YORK, November 14, 2011 -- TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions, today 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.
WorldLingo will become a division of TransPerfect and will continue to be led by CEO Martin Pratt, who will join TransPerfect's senior management team. As a pioneer and world leader in the translation-related technology space, WorldLingo performs millions of translations every day for governments, businesses, and consumers around the globe. In addition to its existing client base and stable of service offerings, WorldLingo also has an impressive portfolio of patents and other intellectual property.
“We see this merger as a chance for WorldLingo to join a company with a global footprint and a track record of consistent organic growth,” said Martin Pratt CEO of WorldLingo. “Everyone at TransPerfect has made us feel welcome, and our employees look forward to the growth prospects they will enjoy as part of a larger organization.”
TransPerfect Co-CEO Phil Shawe said, “WorldLingo is a great example of what we look for in a strategic merger partner. They are pioneers in translation-related technology, and they offer some of the industry’s most effective solutions for customers and clients.”
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. WorldLingo also offers unique, real-time translation solutions for two-way e-mail and instant messaging. These solutions make it easy for businesses and professionals to interact with internal and external multilingual audiences anywhere in the world. Major clients include AT&T, Sony, Eli Lilly, Belkin, Cadbury Schweppes, Qualcomm, Priceline, H.J. Heinz and numerous U.S. and European government agencies. Since 2003, Microsoft has integrated WorldLingo's Machine Translation technology into Windows Office, and in 2008 Microsoft integrated WorldLingo's Machine Translation into the newly launched Mac Office suite. In addition, WorldLingo is a supporter of numerous charities including, TeenAIDS, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Taking It Global and Grassroots. www.worldlingo.com.
With annual revenues of more than $250 million, 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. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and EN 15038 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website at www.transperfect.com.