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TransPerfect Merges with Chat Translation Provider WorldLingo

By Rajani Baburajan

TMCnet – November 14, 2011

TransPerfect, a provider of language services and technology solutions has merged with WorldLingo, a Las Vegas-based provider of translation technology and solutions for website localization, as well as document, instant message, e-mail, and real-time chat translation.

Under the terms of the agreement, WorldLingo will now function as a division of TransPerfect, with CEO Martin Pratt continuing to lead the firm. Pratt will become an integral part of TransPerfect's senior management team.

"We see this merger as a chance for WorldLingo to join a company with a global footprint and a track record of consistent organic growth," said Martin Pratt CEO of WorldLingo, in a statement. "Everyone at TransPerfect has made us feel welcome, and our employees look forward to the growth prospects they will enjoy as part of a larger organization."

As a leading provider of website and chat translation solutions, WorldLingo performs millions of translations every day for governments, businesses, and consumers around the globe.  The company owns a good number of patents and other intellectual property related to translation services, as well as having a broad portfolio of customers and stable of service offerings.

"WorldLingo is a great example of what we look for in a strategic merger partner. They are pioneers in translation-related technology, and they offer some of the industry's most effective solutions for customers and clients," said TransPerfect Co-CEO Phil Shawe.

WorldLingo offers unique, real-time chat translation solutions and two-way e-mails that make it easy for businesses and professionals to interact with internal and external multilingual audiences that are located anywhere in the world.

Recently, TransPerfect announced the opening of a new remote interpretation facility in Arizona. Leveraging this facility, TransPerfect will be able to improve the remote interpreting experience for its clients and their end-users.