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M&A Advisory Services and Market Research

Slator's unparalleled language industry network and extensive proprietary data enables owners, operators, investors and buyers to make better business decisions and execute their strategy.

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Proprietary data meets unparalleled industry network.

M&A Buy-Side Advisory

Reaching attractive targets is hard. We’re here to help.
We connect industry buyers and financial investors to the most promising acquisition
opportunities. Our clients benefit from Slator’s unrivaled proprietary research combined with
our extensive industry network. Our coverage includes:

  • Localization and translation services providers (across all verticals and geographies)
  • Localization management and workflow technology providers
  • Language Al companies

We draw on a tried and tested methodology for each process and customize our approach to
each client.

Seller Advisory Services

In collaboration with our partner firm Maveria, Slator provides the full suite of sell-side
services to company founders, owners, and investors, and advises sellers across the entire
sales journey.

  • Reviewing and assessing company information and metrics
  • Recommending a custom process, based on our extensive database
  • Preparing process documentation including a Teaser and Information Memorandum
  • Identifying, screening, and contacting qualified buyers
  • Negotiating Letters of Intent with multiple buyers and structuring the transaction
  • Managing and coordinating the transaction closing

Sell your language services or language Al company with Slator.

From investment thesis to data room deep dive.

Commercial Due Diligence

Slator’s experienced industry consultants and advisors support buyers of and investors in language industry businesses.

  • Establishing an investment thesis
  • Outside-in analysis
  • Technology reviews and benchmarking
  • Market positioning analysis
  • Competitive positioning
  • Client interviews
  • Growth opportunities and much more.

Market Research and Localization Consulting

Slator’s experienced market research team supports buyers and vendors of language services and technology across the entire production and supply chain. Our services include

  • Structuring and end-to-end running of Requests for Proposals (RFP)
  • Custom market research on specific services, technologies, or verticals
  • Custom vendor lists
  • Competitive analysis
  • Technology assessments

Navigate the complex landscape of language services and technology confidently.

A Selection of Our Advisory Mandates

Buy-Side Search Mandate

Buy-Side Search Mandate

Slator was exclusively mandated by Unbabel, a US-based AI agency, to conduct a search for Europe-based acquisition targets.

Under this mandate, we introduced Unbabel to EVS Translations, a Germany-based language service provider most recently ranked as a Challenger LSP in Slator’s Index. The acquisition was successfully completed in January 2023.

Sell-Side M&A Mandate

Sell-Side M&A Mandate

Slator acted as the joint exclusive sell-side advisor to Repustate, an innovative sentiment analysis and natural language processing (NLP) company, alongside our trusted partner firm Maveria

Slator and Maveria advised the seller throughout the sale process, resulting in the company’s January 2023 acquisition by US-listed Sprout Social, an industry-leading provider of social media management software. We prepared the process documentation, screened and contacted potential buyers, and managed and coordinated the closing. 

Commercial Due Diligence

Commercial Due Diligence

Slator acted as an advisor to London-based private equity firm Mayfair Equity Partners in its April 2023 majority acquisition of Jonckers, a leading European language service provider, with revenues of USD 35.2m in 2022, based in Belgium.

Sell-Side M&A Mandate

Sell-Side M&A Mandate

Slator acted as an advisor to Utah’s inWhatLanguage in its sale to Trustpoint.One, an Atlanta-based translation and legal services provider.

Buy-Side Search Mandate

Buy-Side Search Mandate

Slator was mandated by EC Innovations, a global language service provider, to conduct a search for Europe-based acquisition targets.

Under this mandate, we introduced EC Innovations to Character Localization, boutique game localization provider. The acquisition was successfully completed in 2022.

Buy-Side Search Mandate

Buy-Side Search Mandate

Slator introduced US-based language service provider Big Language Solutions to UK-based life sciences translation agency, Dora Wirth Languages, resulting in a successful acquisition in 2021.

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