SAVD Videodolmetschen Acquires LingaTel

The Viennese company SAVD Videodolmetschen is expanding: Following the entry of IMPACT Partners in 2022, the market leader in audio and video dialogue in Germany and Austria is further strengthening its market position by acquiring the Munich-based telephone interpreting provider LingaTel

SAVD Videodolmetschen from Austria and LingaTel from Germany, both leaders in digital language services, share a common goal: to facilitate communication for everyone and to break down language barriers in everyday life. Moving forward, this goal will be a joint mission. With the acquisition of LingaTel, both companies will operate under the SAVD Holding umbrella.

“LingaTel, like us, has extensive experience in video and, notably, audio interpreting. Their team will enhance our expertise and expand our capabilities. This will allow us to continue to meet the growing market demand and give more people with language barriers a voice,” says Gregory Heckl, CEO of SAVD Videodolmetschen and Managing Director of SAVD Holding.

Whether in hospitals, doctors’ offices, women’s shelters, or courtrooms, a comprehensive platform for remote interpreting is essential for many people with limited or no knowledge of German. The language services provided by both companies are extensive and efficient. Institutions can connect with professionally trained language mediators within minutes, reaping the benefits of remote interpreting. The only requirements for institutions are a stable internet connection and a digital device, such as a tablet or laptop.

Together, LingaTel and SAVD conduct an impressive 30,000 interpreting sessions per month, with this number continuously increasing. By merging under the SAVD brand, the combined resources will allow for more efficient achievement of goals.

Thomas Jasper, founder of LingaTel, states: “I am thrilled that after years of competition, we have united. Under one roof, the strengths of both companies will be better utilized, offering unmatched service quality in the German-speaking world.”

About LingaTel GmbH

LingaTel is a telephone interpreting service providing tailored, industry-specific solutions for global multilingual communication. With over 800 professionally trained interpreters in more than 70 languages available 24/7 via telephone or video, LingaTel helps to overcome linguistic and cultural barriers.

For more information, visit LingaTel.

About SAVD Videodolmetschen GmbH

SAVD Videodolmetschen GmbH originated from a scientific pilot project and was founded in Vienna in 2014. The company’s mission is to quickly and efficiently overcome language barriers through video interpreting, thus promoting greater inclusion for non-German-speaking patients and facilitating the work of healthcare professionals. SAVD is now the market leader in Austria and Germany, offering language mediation in over 60 languages across various sectors including public services, education, healthcare, social services, administration, and law.

For more information, visit SAVD.

About IMPACT Partners

Founded in 2007, IMPACT Partners believes in the power of entrepreneurship to create a more inclusive and sustainable society. The organization provides financial and strategic support to entrepreneurs through its Impact Growth Fund (investments between EUR 3 and 15 million) for growing companies. As a pioneer in impact investing, IMPACT Partners manages approximately EUR 350 million in assets and has offices in Paris, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, and Barcelona.

For more information, visit IMPACT Partners.

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