NEWS16 August 2021

Toppan Digital Language acquires GlobaLexicon

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UK – Market research translation and language service company GlobaLexicon has been acquired by language services business Toppan Digital Language.

GlobaLexicon was founded in 2004 and has offices in the UK, Europe and North America. The company employs around 125 staff.

Following the acquisition, the GlobaLexicon brand name will be retired and it will transition to Toppan Digital Language.

GlobaLexicon’s senior team remain with the company. The financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

London-headquartered Toppan Digital Language launched in July as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Toppan Leefung. The company’s parent is global printing company Toppan Inc, based in Japan.

Toppan Digital Language plans to make further investments in people, technology, customer service and geographic coverage.

Alexandra Jarvis, chief strategy officer at Toppan Digital Language, said: “GlobaLexicon has delivered impressive growth in recent years and has established a strong market position in its target sectors, which are fully aligned with our focused strategy.”

Christophe Djaouani, president, Toppan Digital Language, said: “GlobaLexicon’s positive culture, customer-centricity, industry specialisation and operational capabilities have underpinned its position as a leading provider of language solutions for business-critical content. We are committed to delivering the highest quality service to existing customers, bringing new solutions to market and building on the team’s great success.”

Daniela Toledo, founder and managing director, GlobaLexicon, added: “Our mission has always been to become the leader in the market sectors we concentrate on by providing an unrivalled focus on quality and consultative service.  This new venture will enable us to further extend our leadership position.”