Target Audience: Senior leadership from language service providers (LSPs) who are focused on growth and strategic planning.
Discussion Focus: Our industry is undergoing rapid change and consolidation, which creates an environment that presents both challenges and opportunities. Whether the effort is to achieve scale or access sources of capital, LSPs must pursue deliberate planning and preparation to realize sustained benefits and grow their business. Participants will engage in an open exchange of ideas and insights on how to navigate today’s demands while planning for tomorrow’s increasingly competitive marketplace to ensure their companies are well positioned. In this round table session, the following topics will be explored and challenged:
LSP Changing Landscape: Key Trends and Outlook
Speaker: Florian Faes – Slator
There’s been a marked increase in mergers and acquisition activity among LSPs accelerated by an unprecedented influx of private equity investment in our industry. Where do we stand in this consolidation cycle and what are the trends and opportunities that LSPs should be monitoring?
A Strategic Plan for Organic Growth
Speaker: Josep Maria Moré – AMG Assessors
Nova Language Services was recently acquired by Welocalize. However, this was not part of Nova’s initial strategic plan. Josep will share how LSPs can develop a strategic growth plan that increases a company’s value and creates multiple exit opportunities for owners of LSPs.
Mergers and Acquisitions – Inside the Process
Speaker: Andrea Nessi – Vaccani, Zweig & Associates
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are commonly seen as a hushed, exclusive process — not accessible for typical small to medium enterprises. In fact, M&A-related activities are of wider significance in the business life cycle of any company. But how exactly does it work? In this presentation we will demystify the M&A process with the support of case studies in the areas of growth financing, growth through acquisitions and company sale/exit to a strategic or financial investor.
Space for this session is limited. Please contact Tuyen Ho to obtain the admission code necessary for registration.