SDL plc (“SDL”), a leader in global content management and language translation software and services, is pleased to confirm that it has completed the acquisition of the business and assets of Donnelley Language Solutions, details of which were announced on 16 July 2018.
CEO, Adolfo Hernandez commented:
“The completion of this transaction represents a significant milestone in the evolution of SDL, bringing together two complementary companies to establish a leading player in content and language solutions”.
This not only accelerates our strategy but helps redefine our offerings for premium industries such as financial services and life sciences. We are delighted to move forward as one company, starting an exciting new journey together, with a strong and shared commitment to customer enablement and success across the content supply chain. This creates a huge opportunity for employees, customers, partners and investors.”
For further information:
SDL plc - 01628 410 100
Adolfo Hernandez, CEO
Xenia Walters, CFO
Investec Bank plc (“Investec”) - 0207 597 5970
Nplus1 Singer Advisory LLP (“N+1 Singer”) - 020 7496 3000
FTI Consulting - 0203 727 1000
Advisors to SDL on the Transaction
DLA Piper acted as legal advisor. PwC provided tax and financial due diligence. Investec and N+1 Singer acted as joint brokers and book-runners. Rothschild & Co acted as debt advisor to SDL to secure its 5 year £70m revolving credit facility provided by Lloyd’s Bank and HSBC UK Bank.