News release

Date: 18th January 2013

CLS Communication acquires 4-Text in Berlin

The two companies are an excellent complement to one another in terms of client base, industry focus and geographical area of activity

Zurich, Switzerland and Berlin, Germany - 18th January, 2013. CLS Communication has acquired 4-Text Software-Lokalisierung und technische Übersetzungen GmbH, a Berlin-based quality provider of technical documentation, effective 1 January 2013. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The former owners of the company will support the integration phase for an agreed period.

Like CLS Communication, 4-Text was founded in 1997. The company has more than 60 highly qualified employees and works with a network of select external partners. All internal and external employees have a technical university degree and/or industry-specific expertise. The technology platform developed by 4-Text is tailored to the requirements of industrial clients and to technical documentation.

While CLS and 4-Text have comparable business models, the two companies are an excellent complement to one another in terms of client base, industry focus and geographical area of activity. 4-Text will now operate in the market under the new name CLS 4-Text GmbH. Marie-Laure Vinckx, current CEO, will continue to head the company.

Elena Sperandio said on behalf of the previous owners: “This transaction is the best solution for both our company and our clients, as we have found a strong partner in CLS, who represents the same philosophy as we do.”
Doris Albisser, Group CEO of CLS Communication, said: “4-Text is an ideal match for us. This acquisition is an important step in implementing our international growth strategy. It will enable us to offer our industrial clients a broader range of solutions in the technical field.”


About CLS Communication:
CLS Communication is a globally active language service provider with offices in Europe, Asia and North America. Some 600 internal staff, including numerous translators, copywriters and editors, in combination with 4,000 external language and technical specialists,write, edit and translate texts into any language. Thanks to its global reach and cutting-edge technology, CLS guarantees the highest level of flexibility, security and confidentiality.

About 4-Text:
4-Text is a Berlin-based quality provider of translations of technical documentation. The technology platform developed by 4-Text is tailored to the requirements of industrial clients and to technical documentation.

For further information, please contact:

CLS Communication AG
Doris Albisser, CEO
Tel. + 41 44 206 68 50

CLS Communication AG
Daniel Funk
Tel. + 41 44 206 41 77
E-mail: pressrelations[at]cls-communication[dot]com
www.cls-communication.com

4-Text Software-Lokalisierung und technische Übersetzungen GmbH
Elena Sperandio
Tel.: +49 30 32703932
E-mail: engineering[at]4-text[dot]de

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