TransPerfect Vice President to Host M&A Panel


TransPerfect Vice President to Host M&A Panel

Michael Sank Will Lead Session at the Association of Language Companies (ALC) Annual Conference

Reuters – April 28, 2008

TransPerfect, the largest privately-owned language services company in the world, today announced that Michael Sank, the company's Vice President of Corporate Strategy, will moderate a panel of former and current translation business owners entitled Diversifying Risk and Creating Opportunities for You and Your Staff - Why Business Owners Choose to Sell their Company at the 2008 Annual Conference of The Association of Language Companies (ALC). The event will be held May 14-17 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.

The ALC is a unique national trade organization representing businesses that provide translation, interpretation, localization, and language training services. A dynamic group of entrepreneurs founded the association in 2002 for the purpose of delivering timely information that generates more sales, increases profits for its members, and raises awareness of the industry.

Sank brings over 10 years of experience in the localization industry, as well as an extensive M&A track record, to the panel. As Vice President of Corporate Strategy for TransPerfect, Sank has successfully negotiated merger transactions with Crimson, ArchiText, and iSP. Working with incoming management, Sank has also contributed to the integration, retention of staff, growth, and overall success of these merger partners within the TransPerfect framework. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), and has previously spoken on M&A and international expansion at such events as Localization World and the GALA Annual Meeting.

TransPerfect Co-Founder and CEO Liz Elting noted, "As a newer member of the ALC, we're pleased to contribute in any way we can to the success of the organization's annual conference. The ALC should be commended for their role in raising translation industry awareness and for providing an annual forum at which industry participants can meet and exchange knowledge and ideas."

About The Association of Language Companies (ALC)
The ALC is recognized worldwide as a trade organization representing the interests of language services companies in the United States. Its member companies translate manuals, packaging, and other materials relating to products sold in countries where English is not the primary language, and government documents, including military and intelligence materials; deliver simultaneous and telephonic interpretation in hospitals and courtrooms and at conferences; localize websites and other marketing materials; and offer foreign language instruction.

About TransPerfect
With revenue of over $250 million, TransPerfect is the largest privately held language services provider in the world. From offices in 66 cities on 5 continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in over 100 languages to multinationals worldwide. With a global network of over 4,000 linguists and subject-area specialists, TransPerfect is the largest translation company to be fully ISO 9001:2008 and EN 15038:2006 certified. TransPerfect is headquartered in New York and has regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website at

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