German Translation Network AG & Lingua World GmbH

5. May 2021

GeTraNet continues its series of acquisitions of German medium-sized translation service providers.

GEtraNet has acquired all shares in Lingua World, making it one of the TOP 10 German Language Service Providers (LSPs) and moving it into the TOP 100 LSPs worldwide. GEtraNet is taking over all German locations from Lingua World. The transaction was signed on April 30, 2021.

Atares* acted as exclusive M&A advisor to GEtraNet and initiated the acquisition of Lingua World. The advisory services mainly included the discussions and negotiations with the seller, the coordination of the due diligence as well as the structuring and negotiation of the economic terms of the implemented share deal. The Lingua World transaction is the tenth M&A transaction in which atares has exclusively advised GEtraNet.

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About Lingua World

Lingua World was founded in Cologne in 1997 by Nelly Kostadinova. The LSP is active in the fields of translation and interpreting for companies, public authorities and private clients. The company is known for delivering high-quality translations and is ISO 9001 and 17100 certified. Lingua World has grown rapidly over the past decade and its brand identity has made it a well-known name in the language services market. More information about Lingua World can be found at

About atares

Atares is the digital M&A boutique for technology-driven midcap companies in Germany and sees itself as a pioneer for the digitalization of the M&A industry. Founded in 2001, atares has advised more than 200 transactions in more than 20 years. The focus is on transaction volumes between EUR 10 and 100 million of mostly owner-managed companies. Since November 2023, the company formerly known as Proventis Partners, Munich, has been operating under the new company name atares GmbH. Atares has long-standing personal contacts with corporate and Private Equity investors and M&A advisors in Europe, North and South America and Asia. Highly specialized expertise for the market, empathy for people and passion make atares a sought-after M&A partner for the tech champions of tomorrow. More than 20 employees at atares in Munich and Düsseldorf manage their projects via the in-house developed digital M&A dealfloor ( – for value-adding, efficient transactions with the best user experience.


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*At the time of the transaction, atares traded under the name Proventis Partners GmbH Muenchen