tsd Technik-Sprachendienst GmbH & SeproTec Multilingual Solutions

11. April 2022

Spanish translation services provider SeproTec continues its strategic and international growth strategy with the acquisition of tsd.

SeproTec Multilingual Solutions (“SeproTec”) acquired 100% of the shares in tsd Technik-Sprachendienst GmbH (“tsd”) from Dina Freibott, who has developed the company over the last 30 years into a leading language service provider based in Germany. Dominique Puls and Stefan Puls as tsd management team will retain their roles within the company as managing directors and will be part of the future set up of SeproTec.

Atares* acted as exclusive M&A advisor to the shareholder, Dina Freibott and her Management Team, consisting of Dominique and Stefan Puls, in the sale of tsd. The advisory services included the selection of potential buyers, discussions and negotiations with the buyer, the coordination of the due diligence as well as the structuring and negotiation of the economic terms of the executed share deal. The transaction team of atares consisted of Rainer Wieser (Partner, Munich), and Andreas König (Director, Munich).

The tsd transaction marks atares’ fourteenth M&A transaction in the language service provider (“LSP”) sector. The most recent transactions were the acquisition of Lingua World GmbH by German Translations Network AG in May 2021, which made it one of the TOP 10 German LSPs and one of the TOP 100 global LSPs, and the acquisition of TANNER Translations GmbH + Co KG, Düsseldorf, by RKT Übersetzungs- und Dokumentations-GmbH, a subsidiary of German Translation Network AG, Freiburg, in May 2020.

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About SeproTec

SeproTec Multilingual Solutions is a Multilingual Service Provider ranked among the Top 30 Language Service Companies in the world. With more than 25 years of experience in providing high-quality, cost-effective solutions in translation, intellectual property, and interpretating, SeproTec distinguishes itself by utilizing the most advanced technology and translation management technology, specifically designed to maximize customer satisfaction.
SeproTec is proud to have achieved certifications for international Corporate Social Responsibility, Quality Control, and Environmental Management (UNE-EN ISO 17100, ISO 13485, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001). SeproTec has more than 400 employees and 13,500 freelancers collaborators within Dedicated Account Teams that provide 24/7 coverage for our clients’ multilingual needs wherever in the world they may be. www.seprotec.com

About tsd

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Cologne, Germany, tsd Technik-Sprachendienst GmbH has successfully been part of the translation and localization industry for over 45 years. Offering personal and comprehensive services tsd has become an established and experienced supplier for a wide range of language services in Germany and worldwide.
tsd pursues a holistic service approach surpassing the standards offered by a classic translation agency. The companies’ core competencies are multilingual projects: translation, review, validation, terminology, MT solutions, post editing, transcreation, language consulting. Innovative and efficient processes implemented in areas such as quality assurance (DIN ISO 900, ISO 17100, and ISO 18587, ISO 27001) and technology characterize tsd’s work methods. Especially the internal team of linguists enable tsd to cover complex customer requests, to react quickly and flexibly and to offer services in high quality.
tsd’s mission includes a close and transparent customer relationship coupled with bespoke, efficient processes. www.tsd-int.com

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 (dealfloor.co) – 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