Acolad and Amplexor confirm their M&A operation
Acolad and Amplexor are confirming the acquisition of Amplexor by Acolad Group today. The merger will reinforce their worldwide presence and improve their technological and commercial service offering to create a leading global Language Service Provider.
Acolad and Amplexor have agreed not to disclose any details of the transaction.
Complementary partners: a global footprint and technological excellence
Now that the deal is official, the Group passes the symbolic threshold of 2,000 employees and has a combined turnover of more than 270 million euros for the year 2019.
This new business venture represents an important milestone - together, Amplexor and Acolad have decades of expertise in delivering professional language and content services for a range of industries, including life sciences, manufacturing and the public sector.
In addition to its leading position in the US, Eastern European and DACH markets, Amplexor will also enrich the Group with a comprehensive portfolio of content management and digital experience solutions, reinforcing Acolad’s worldwide presence and cross-selling capabilities.
The importance of a successful integration
Both parties are now concentrating their efforts on ensuring a successful integration, which will play a key role in achieving their shared ambition of becoming one of the top 3 language service providers worldwide. In the meantime, their mission remains unchanged, as they continue to operate globally and support their customers and partners.
Olivier Marcheteau, CEO of the Acolad Group, comments: “I am excited that this great project is becoming a reality. By joining forces with Amplexor, we are uniquely positioned to provide even more industry-leading technological solutions and high-quality services to our customers. During the integration phase, the Acolad and Amplexor leadership teams will work together to identify new opportunities for our customers and employees, while continuing to provide the high-quality services that both companies are known for.”
A new board of directors
The Acolad Group’s governance has changed following the confirmation of this acquisition, with the new board of directors as follows:
Olivier Marcheteau, CEO of the combined Group
Benjamin du Fraysseix, President of the combined Group, Board Member and Advisor
Guillaume Patry, Board Member and Advisor
Mark Evenepoel, Board Member and Advisor
Main parties buyer
Legal advisor: Mayer Brown
Financial, legal, tax and social due diligence: KPMG
Technology due diligence: Intuitus
Commercial due diligence: Eleven Strategy
Debt financing: Barings, Idinvest
Debt legal advisor: Nabarro & Hinge
Main parties seller
Legal advisor: Deloitte
Financial, tax and legal due diligence: Deloitte
M&A advisor: William Blair