RWS Holdings (AIM:RWS) is the world’s leading provider of intellectual property support services (patent translations, international patent filing solutions and searches), a leading provider of life sciences and commercial language services. It is also in the process of adding technology-enabled localisation services to its growing list of services through a proposed acquisition. It doesn’t sound the most thrilling of activities but the results for shareholders have been stupendous!
Having largely grown organically over a number of years RWS safeguarded its cash and hit the acquisition button more meaningfully in 2013 with the acquisition of inovia Holdings, a leading provider of web-based international patent filing solutions.
It followed this up in November 2015 with the sizeable acquisition of Corporate Translations Inc (“CTi”) for US$70m. Based in Connecticut, USA, with 140 employees, CTi is the world’s leading life sciences translation and linguistic validation provider. The Company was founded in 1990 specifically to cater for the growing demand for high quality translation…
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