Toppan Inc.’s Acquisition Of GlobaLexicon Ltd.

In UK Howard Kennedy, advised on the matter.

Howard Kennedy advised Toppan Printing with a team including Jonathan Polin (Picture – Corporate M&A), Jane Amphlett (Employment), Leigh Sayliss (Tax M&A and Deal Advisory).

Toppan Inc. (“Toppan”) acquired GlobaLexicon Ltd. GlobaLexicon’s US subsidiary and representative office in Spain were included in this multi-jurisdiction, cross-border transaction. 

GlobaLexicon is a leading provider of language solutions to the market research, analytics, life sciences, healthcare, financial services and other sectors, with operations in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America.

Toppan Digital Language Ltd (“TDL”) was the buyer and is a subsidiary of Singapore-based Toppan Leefung PTE Ltd, which is a member of the Toppan group whose ultimate parent is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Headquartered in London, the company specialises in navigating and de-risking complex and high-profile language projects with tech-enabled and customised solutions. The acquisition is in line with TDL’s objective to become the leading provider of language solutions for regulated and business critical content through a combination of strategic acquisitions and organic investment. 

Toppan Leefung PTE Ltd was advised by a team led by Howard Kennedy’s Partner Jonathan Polin (Picture). Jonathan was supported by Leigh Sayliss, Jane Amphlett, Anjali Raval, Emily Clark and Rebecca Davison. The transaction engaged the firm’s Corporate, Tax, Employment, Commercial & IP and Real Estate teams.

Involved fees earner: Jane Amphlett – Howard Kennedy; Emily Clark – Howard Kennedy; Jonathan Polin – Howard Kennedy; Anjali Raval – Howard Kennedy; Leigh Sayliss – Howard Kennedy;

Law Firms: Howard Kennedy;

Clients: Toppan Printing;

Author: Giulia Di Palma