RWS Announced Winner of the 2018 AIM Transaction of the Year Award



Last night, at the AIM Awards event in London, RWS was announced winner of the AIM Transaction of the Year Award, recognizing the transformative impact of RWS’s acquisition of Moravia in November 2017. “As selective acquisitions are a key part of our strategic growth strategy, I am thrilled that RWS has  received this external recognition by AIM. We are delighted with how Moravia has been assimilated into the RWS Group and its performance since acquisition,” said Richard Thompson, RWS’s Chief Executive Officer. The $320m transaction marked RWS’s largest acquisition to date, doubling the company’s revenue and headcount. With this acquisition, RWS enhanced its global presence, adding operations in the Czech Republic, United States, Japan, China, Argentina and Ireland, offering the opportunity to expand into new geographies. As a profitable and cash generative business, Moravia adds a third division of scale to RWS in an attractive, adjacent market, which reinforces the Group’s dominant position in the language services market. On 1 October, RWS announced the rebrand of Moravia to RWS Moravia, marking the completion of its assimilation into the Group. This award follows the company’s successful Capital Markets Day, which was held in London on 9 October, with a core focus on providing analysts and investors with a deeper insight into this newest division. About the AIM Awards Each year the AIM “club” gathers to celebrate outstanding achievement on the world’s most successful growth market. Sponsored by PwC, the awards identify the quoted companies and entrepreneurs who have harnessed AIM to help them fulfil their ambition and growth potential in the last twelve months. Now in its 23rd year, the AIM Awards dinner attracts over 1,300 guests including Senior Directors from AIM quoted companies and their advisers, making it the largest AIM gathering. About RWS RWS is the world’s leading provider of intellectual property support services (patent translations, international patent filing solutions and searches), a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation, a leading localisation provider, and a high-level specialist language service provider in other technical areas, providing for the diverse needs of a blue-chip multinational client base from Europe, North America and Asia. RWS is based in the UK, with offices in Europe, the USA, China, Japan, Latin American and Australia, and is listed on AIM, the London Stock Exchange regulated market (RWS.L). Contact Sara Bell, Senior Marketing and Communications Manager | 01753 480 200 AIM Transaction of the Year Award 2018 Sponsored by Shore Capital Winner: RWS Holdings plc Picture shows, left to right; David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Richard Thompson, CEO RWS Holdings plc (winner); Simon Fine, CEO, Shore Capital; and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.
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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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