Slator 2017 Language Industry M&A Report

2017 was a busy year for language industry deal making. While there was no mega merger or truly transformative acquisition, Slator covered nearly 40 transactions across all verticals and geographies.

There was a general perception of a slight uptick in deal pricing as the industry benefited from macroeconomic tailwinds boosting demand. That said, there seems to be a consensus among owners, operators, and financial investors alike that the current M&A environment is, if not at its peak, at least very favorable for sellers.

This 16-page report contains an analysis of the 2017 language industry M&A landscape and an outlook for 2018. It also contains a full list of all deals covered on Slator including price, earnings or revenue multiples paid where available, sector, country, type (trade sale, private equity investment, merger), and more.

The report can be used to gain a deeper understanding of what drives language industry M&A and benchmark future transactions against a comprehensive set of 2017 reference data.

The information presented in this report is based on the companies, deals and countries that Slator covered between the dates of January 1st to December 31st 2017. The report is not an exhaustive list and may not include smaller transactions or represent the total volume or value of M&A transactions in the language industry worldwide.

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