Houlihan Lokey Advises MultiLing

Houlihan Lokey is pleased to announce that MultiLing Corp. has been acquired by Questel SAS, a portfolio company of IK Investment Partners. The transaction closed on September 28, 2018.

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Provo, Utah, MultiLing is the premier, global provider of intellectual property translation and support services, serving the world's most demanding and sophisticated patent filers in over 200 unique language pairs. The company has translated over 1.6 billion words and services a diverse client base of blue-chip corporations and law firms across multiple end markets around the world, leveraging a global network of 1,000+ linguists. With the development of SavantaTM an innovative, intelligent proprietary process platform, based on 20+ years of best practices in IP translation, and as pioneers of the industry-standard centralized model for translation, MultiLing continues to raise the bar for quality, customer satisfaction, and innovation.

Questel is one of the world's leading intellectual property management companies, delivering complete software and service solutions for each stage of the innovation life cycle. And, for both software and services, Questel leverages a comprehensive and unique collection of intellectual property and scientific databases. With recent acquisitions of ITIP and MultiLing, Questel now delivers the world's largest and highest quality services for foreign filing of patent applications and translations. These services, when added to Questel's e-learning and general IP consulting, make Questel the final destination to fulfill the most critical IP and Innovation needs.

IK Investment Partners is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €9.5 billion of capital and invested in over 115 European companies. IK funds support companies with strong underlying potential, partnering with management teams and investors to create robust, well-positioned businesses with excellent long-term prospects.

Houlihan Lokey's Business Services Group offers M&A advisory, capital raising, valuation, and corporate restructuring services to public and private companies. The group's dedicated team of more than 49 professionals covers a broad array of sectors, including business process outsourcing, human resources outsourcing, IT services, facilities management, marketing services, information services, rental services, auto retail services, engineering services, testing & inspection services, education & training Services, environmental services, and transportation & logistics. The Business Services Group employs an integrated approach across the firm's industry and product groups to bring the highest level of knowledge, services, and relationships to our clients. The group maintains deep, senior-level relationships with major strategic and financial buyers of professional and technology enabled services companies as well as large, public and private company thought leaders within the industry.


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