Lacrosse is pleased to announce the company’s acquisition by UK-based language services provider Intonation Ltd. The deal brings together two leading providers of language solutions in the legal and financial fields, through Intonation’s City Legal Translations arm, one of the UK’s market leaders for legal and financial translations and Lacrosse’s client base in Poland, Germany and the wider EU.
With over 30 years’ experience in the translation industry, Intonation was named the UK’s fastest growing translation company in 2016 by the Association of Translation Companies and has won industry awards for its project management team. Its City Legal Translations arm has worked alongside 19 of the UK’s top 20 law firms and seven of the top ten globally. The backing of a larger company will allow Lacrosse to expand its resource base, widen its portfolio of services and improve both its geographic and sectoral reach.
Lacrosse will continue to operate from its Warsaw offices under the new name Lacrosse Language Solutions Sp. Z.o.o. (LLS). Lawrence Fahrenholz will remain on the board of the new company and continue to oversee day to day operations, ensuring continuity for existing clients and staff. Lawrence commented, “We’re confident that together with Intonation and City Legal, Lacrosse will both maintain its reputation for excellent service and expertise and go further in assuring its position as a market leader in the legal and financial translation market”.
For Intonation/City Legal Managing Director Dan Peachey, the acquisition is an important one, “Intonation has been looking for a foothold in Continental Europe for some time, especially with Brexit on the horizon. Lacrosse’s client portfolio fits well with our own and we’ll be looking to merge technologies and processes to ensure clients old and new benefit from the new company structure as soon as possible.”
Intonation is part of the Intereurope Group, comprising InterRegs, a publisher of global regulations for the automotive industry and ICG, a PR and design agency based in Warton, UK. David Immanuel, Intereurope’s owner, also owns a chain of language schools, LSI Education, with 14 schools in seven countries. The deal brings the language- focused group’s combined turnover to over USD 33 million.
The acquisition brings the total number of employees within the Intonation group to 40 and the wider group to over 300.