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Growth Through Acquisition

Tuesday, 25 March, 2014
Free for GALA Members
$60.00 for Non-Members


In May of 2012, Sandberg Translation Partners, Ltd. (STP) acquired Tranflex AB. The volume of business that changed hands was on the order of 15 million new words of translation per year. This session will be an interactive dialogue between the founder of STP and the founder of Tranflex. It will touch upon all major considerations and aspects of buying and selling a translation company: reasons for selling and buying, valuation, price negotiation, financing, legal assistance, HR, integration, and more. A success story at almost every level, this case study will present a frank, practical look at a topic important to many translation company owners.

My professional experience goes back to 1990, since when I have worked as a... - Translator - Localizer - Project manager - Business manager - Translation industry consultant - Managing director As STP's Executive Chairman I focus on... - Running our board of advisors (to be appointed in 2016) - M&A, joint venture pursuits and relations - Compensation practices - Management development - Strategic planning - High-level finances and funding - High-level IT - Sales, marketing & branding I currently serve as... - Vice-chairman of the Association of Translation Companies in the UK - Secretary of the Board of Directors of GALA In both roles I enjoy the privilege and challenge of working with other highly skilled and committed translation industry professionals to enhance and strengthen the role of translators, translation companies and the associations representing them.