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Buyer for a small translation company in Germany

Company to buy

  • Size: Small businesses
  • Revenue: 500k – 1.5 million EUR
  • Employees of the target: Max. 10
  • The preferred location of the target: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
  • Reason for acquisition: Managers of this translation company want to grow their business by acquisitions
  • #CFIE TSC164

Overview of this buyer for a small translation company

A group of companies, oriented toward translation services is looking for a company with activities either in translation, localization or translation technology. The company is based in the UK and as they are growing, they want to move outside the UK and establish a branch in central Europe. The acquisition of an already established translation business would be easier and more effective, therefore the buyer is scanning the market for possible targets.

Profile (strategy) of this buyer for a small translation company

This buyer is a successful translation company oriented generally toward providing complex translation services for its clients. The company’s team includes more than 30 individual interpreters, translators, project managers and support staff. The company has multiple departments and sales offices, in countries such as Germany, the Scandinavian countries, India, Spain, and France.  The main services provided include:

  • Translation
  • Proofreading and text revision
  • Voice-over and subtitling
  • DTP and layout
  • Translation technology 
  • Interpreting

The main focus is on serving industries such as

  • Legal
  • IT
  • Life science
  • Finance
  • Automotive
  • Media
  • Fashion

 The turnover of the buyer reaches 5 million euros per year and they have already made some acquisitions in other parts of Europe. Please reach out to us if you want to be connected with this buyer.

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Activities and products of an ideal target

The buyer is looking for a German, Austrian or Swiss translation company, with a similar orientation as itself. It would be of great value if the company was oriented toward (apart from standard services such as interpreting, voice-over, etc.) technological translations.

If possible, the buyer is looking for companies with strong market knowledge and a long-term client portfolio. 

The buyer does not have any specific requirements on the know-how or experience of the target company. The company will fund the acquisition out of its own funds combined with a bank loan if needed. The cooperation with the target after the acquisition is planned to be very close, and it is planned to utilize the synergies that will be available after the acquisition.

Highlights of this buyer for a translation company in Germany, Austria or Switzerland

  • The buyer is a successful UK-based translation company with its own translation specialist
  • The buyer’s management is looking for a translation company that would serve as a fully independent office for the DACH region
  • The company is looking for companies with up to 1.5 million revenue

Information about this buyer for the translation company in Germany, Austria or Switzerland

Feel free to contact us for more information regarding this buyer of translation companies in Europe or if you know possible interested or suitable parties. We know the M&A market in Europe and we can help you realize your acquisition plans. For more buyers of companies in Europe, please visit the section companies wanted. For other companies for sale, visit the section companies for sale. We know a few translation companies buyers and sellers, please reach out to find out more about them.


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