SDL acquires RWS (or: RWS acquires SDL)
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I just got mail from SDL that SDL acquired RWS or that RWS acquired SDL -- it's not clear which. I suppose this would not affect Trados user any more than TransPerfect's acquisition of Wordfast affected Wordfast users (my experience as a Wordfast user was that nothing changed except for TransPerfect translators who got access to additional functionality).

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I have got it too Aug 27

It seems a merger between both companies, SDL and RWS, and the operation will come into force only in the Q4 2020.
I suppose SDL will be sending more information on this announcement.

PS: Samuel, there are a few articles and news about this deal on the Web. You probably have found it too.

[Edited at 2020-08-27 13:00 GMT]


 

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SDL Vs RWS Aug 27

Hi,

Seems that SDL is to be acquired: "The SDL brand will disappear, and all SDL units rebranded as RWS over time." See https://slator.com/ma-and-funding/rws-to-buy-sdl-in-transformative-deal-for-the-language-industry/.

No much info for the moment. Let's hope we get more info soon, more specifically about the fut
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Hi,

Seems that SDL is to be acquired: "The SDL brand will disappear, and all SDL units rebranded as RWS over time." See https://slator.com/ma-and-funding/rws-to-buy-sdl-in-transformative-deal-for-the-language-industry/.

No much info for the moment. Let's hope we get more info soon, more specifically about the future of SDL employees and how current SDL freelance translators will be eaten by RWS.

To be continued...
Valéry
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We will striving Aug 27

"We will striving to be the best language software and services company in the world." - I believe that the new merged company has already mastered the art of subtle irony.

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Rubbish in, rubbish out Aug 27

Samuel Murray wrote:
I suppose this would not affect Trados user

With 'will enabled' and 'will striving', what else may affect 'the best language software and services company in the world'...


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What is RWS? Aug 28

Never heard.

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Are you really interested in who RWS is? Aug 28

Heinrich Pesch wrote:
Never heard.


If you are, perhaps you should check on rws.com.
My main concern is if they work as well or better than SDL, or at least that Studio won't suffer as a result.

My main concern is that a CAT tool will be very closely linked to an interested party, namely a translation agency, which already is a problem with SDL. I suspect it won't be less when they become part of RWS.

RWS is also among other things a translation company, but is also big on patents.

I am concerned this doesn't bode well for Studio.


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RWS Aug 28

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

Never heard.


It is a leader company in translation and localization, intellectual property support solutions and life sciences language services based on Buckinghamshire.


 

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SDL Company Announcement 8/28/2020 Aug 28

I received this letter yesterday:

To our valued customers,

We are pleased to announce that today, RWS and SDL announced an intention to combine our two businesses.

The coming together of RWS and SDL makes a significant milestone for both companies, as this combination will enabled us to expand our geographical footprint across the UK, Europe, North America, South America and Asia. We will striving to be the best language software and services company in
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I received this letter yesterday:

To our valued customers,

We are pleased to announce that today, RWS and SDL announced an intention to combine our two businesses.

The coming together of RWS and SDL makes a significant milestone for both companies, as this combination will enabled us to expand our geographical footprint across the UK, Europe, North America, South America and Asia. We will striving to be the best language software and services company in the world. This means a commitment to you, our customers, to deliver to you the best language technology and industry leading innovation.

You already know us for our strong language technology and our world-leading Trados brand and we remain committed to continue to offer our technology solutions, as we currently do today, to the large number of governments, corporations, translation agencies and freelance translators, who rely on our software to support their localization processes. The recently launched SDL Trados Live and SDL Trados Studio 2021 show the continued innovation to enable our customers to keep up with the increased demands put upon the localization industry.

We currently expect the transaction to complete in Q4 2020, subject to shareholder and other approvals. Whilst we are restricted in the additional information we can provide at this point, owing to regulatory rules in place, we will keep up our communication with you in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, rest assured it’s very much business as usual and you can expect the same high level of service as you continue to work with the same people and teams across SDL.

Delivering the best experience, innovation and service to our customers is at the heart of this combination. Our commitment to you and our focus on your business remains our utmost priority during this exciting time.

For more information, please visit us at www.sdl.com/about/investor-relations

Very best wishes,
The SDL team
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