RWS Holdings plc announced that on 7 July 2021 it completed the acquisition of Horn & Uchida Patent Translation Ltd, a specialist in patent translation based in Osaka, Japan for cash consideration of Y349m (£2.3m).
Horn & Uchida was founded in 2000 and has built a reputation for high-quality services to Japanese corporates and law firms. Horn & Uchida will be acquired by KK RWS Group, RWS’s fast-growing subsidiary in Japan, and will extend RWS’s in-house patent translation capability and its geographic coverage in Japan.
Andrew Brode, Chairman of RWS, commented: “The acquisition of Horn & Uchida is an ideal fit for RWS and will complement and strengthen our existing patent translation services business in Japan. It will also help our US and European customers to internationalize their intellectual property in the important and growing Japanese market.”
RWS Holdings plc is the world’s leading provider of technology-enabled language, content management, and intellectual property services. We help our customers to connect with and bring new ideas to people globally, by communicating business-critical content at scale and enabling the protection and realization of their innovations.
Customers include 90 of the globe’s top 100 brands, the top 10 pharmaceutical companies, and approximately half of the top 20 patent filers worldwide. Our client base spans Europe, Asia Pacific, and North and South America across the technology, pharmaceutical, medical, legal, chemical, automotive, government, and telecommunications sectors, which we serve from offices across five continents.
Founded in 1958, RWS is headquartered in the UK and publicly listed on AIM, the London Stock Exchange regulated market (RWS.L).