SDL plc Completion of Acquisition of Donnelley Language Solutions

SDL plc is pleased to confirm that it has completed the acquisition of the business and assets of Donnelley Language Solutions

Maidenhead, UK


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
David Flin
Neil Coleman 

Nplus1 Singer Advisory LLP (“N+1 Singer”) - 020 7496 3000
Shaun Dobson
Ben Farrow 

FTI Consulting - 0203 727 1000
Edward Bridges
Kwaku Aning 

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.

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About RWS

RWS Holdings plc is the world’s leading provider of technology-enabled language, content management and intellectual property services. We help our customers to connect with and bring new ideas to people globally by communicating business critical content at scale and enabling the protection and realization of their innovations. 

Our vision is to help organizations interact effectively with people anywhere in the world by solving their language, content and market access challenges through our collective global intelligence, deep expertise and smart technology. 

Customers include 90 of the globe’s top 100 brands, the top 10 pharmaceutical companies and 18 of the top 20 patent filers worldwide. Our client base spans Europe, Asia Pacific, and North and South America across the technology, pharmaceutical, medical, legal, chemical, automotive, government and telecommunications sectors, which we serve from offices across five continents. 

Founded in 1958, RWS is headquartered in the UK and publicly listed on AIM, the London Stock Exchange regulated market (RWS.L). 

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