PHILADELPHIA – 2 June 2023 – GLOBO, the industry leader in health equity-focused language access, today announced it has acquired LUNA, the leading language services company in the midwest, to deliver the world’s most robust, data-driven and empathically-designed multilingual communication solution. Combined, the teams will represent the largest network of ASL interpreters in the nation.
Together, GLOBO customers will benefit from LUNA’s on-site language expertise, robust interpreter network, and well-respected American Sign Language (ASL) offering, a focus for GLOBO. LUNA customers will benefit from GLOBO’s best-in-class remote Audio and Video Interpreting offering, technology integrations, and data platform, GLOBO HQ, which provides a seamless language management experience throughout the customer journey and patient experience.
“Joining forces with LUNA was a natural choice, not only because of our complementary capabilities, but also because of the level of empathy and care they bring to their clients, their employees and the language services industry as a whole,” said Dipak Patel, CEO, GLOBO. “Together, we are a stronger and smarter language access solution — one that is committed to combating social determinants of health in favor of health equity for all.”
“We started LUNA in Central Indiana at a time when our demographics began rapidly shifting in the midwest. This marriage of companies is an exciting opportunity for us to expand our global reach, the tech-enabled services we can provide, and opportunities for our employees,” said LUNA CEO Chris Waters. “Together, we look forward to furthering our mission to serve and to improving language access for our clients and our communities.”
LUNA has been a longstanding champion for refugee and immigrant communities in the midwest and brings a deep bench of language access experts to GLOBO. “We are so psyched to join GLOBO,” said Marina Hadjioannou Waters, President of LUNA. “Our success at LUNA reflects the international growth in our communities and a growing commitment to diversity. The company is built on promoting and protecting language rights of non-English speaking individuals and doing so with empathy. We are ready to transform the entire language industry together.”
LUNA Language Services was founded in Indianapolis in 2001 to provide quality interpretation and translation services for individuals who do not speak or use English as their preferred language. LUNA’s people-powered services and dedication to serving culturally rich organizations aim to support diversity—which the Company views as the key to progress. Today, LUNA is one of the country’s leading language services agencies with a full spectrum of language services available in over 250 languages, and provides services to government, medical facilities, educational institutions, legal offices, non-profits, businesses and individuals.
GLOBO is a patient communications company that helps organizations to communicate across 430+ languages, providing robust data and insights through a revolutionary cloud-based platform, GLOBO HQ. Since its inception, GLOBO has successfully disrupted the language services industry with a value-driven model grounded in smart technology, actionable data insights, and a community of thousands of medically-qualified linguists. GLOBO has been featured on the Inc. 500|5000 for seven consecutive years and ranked in the Top 20 of the 2021 Nimdzi Interpreting Index: Ranking of the Top Interpreting Service Providers.