Davis+Gilbert represented RWS Holdings plc (RWS), a world-leading provider of translation and localization, intellectual property support solutions and life sciences language services, in its acquisition, valued at $320 million, of 100% of the equity of Moravia, a leading provider of technology-enabled localization services. The strategic acquisition will diversify and strengthen RWS’s global operating base and provide significant additional market opportunities for RWS, with Moravia set to operate as an autonomous division alongside RWS’s other existing business units.
Davis+Gilbert provided counsel on corporate, tax, intellectual property, employment, benefits and real estate matters in connection with the acquisition. Corporate + Transactions Practice Group Partner Jason Abramson led the team, which included Corporate Associates Jessica Ho and Lauren Gay, Tax Partner Stephen Foley, Intellectual Property Associates Charles May and Josh Gordon, Labor + Employment Counsel David Fisher, Benefits + Compensation Partner Mark Bokert and Associate William Szanzer and Real Estate Associate John Gauthier.
RWS is a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a high-level specialist language service provider in other technical areas, providing for the diverse needs of a blue-chip multinational client base in Europe, North America and Asia. Moravia is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, with operations in the United States, Japan, China, Argentina, Hungary and Ireland, and whose longstanding clients include some of the largest technology companies in the world.
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Davis+Gilbert’s Corporate + Transactions Practice Group handles the complete spectrum of mergers, divestitures, acquisitions, restructurings and financings for a broad range of clients in a wide variety of industries. Our corporate attorneys have extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and securities offerings, corporate governance, SEC compliance, shareholder and partnership agreements, LLC operating agreements, employment and consulting agreements, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, licensing agreements and corporate tax issues. We also handle insolvency and bankruptcy matters, and we are regularly involved in international transactions, having overseen acquisitions and joint ventures in countries throughout Europe and in Asia, South America, Africa and Australia.