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About SDL

SDL is engaged in Global Information Management (GIM) solutions that empower organizations to accelerate the delivery of multilingual content to global markets. Its enterprise software and services integrate with existing business systems to manage the delivery of global information from authoring to publication and throughout the distributed translation supply chain.On August 31, 2020, SDL merged with RWS Group.

SDL Headquarter Location

New Globe House, Vanwall Business Park Vanwall Road, Berkshire

Maidenhead, England, SL6 4UB,

United Kingdom

+44 1628 410100

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Latest SDL News

UK company launches Russian-to-English “Neural Machine Translation” with 90% accuracy

Jul 11, 2018

In late June SDL , a UK-based developer of language translation technologies, announced that its solution, a next-gen Neural Machine Translation 2.0, has learned to translate from Russian to English with “over 90% of its output labelled as perfect by professional Russian-English translators.” “A machine running SDL NMT 2.0 can now produce translations of Russian text virtually indistinguishable from what Russian-English bilingual humans can produce,” said Samad Echihabi, Head of Machine Learning R&D at SDL. Currently the solution is available via a special server . The linguistic properties and intricacies of the Russian language relative to English make it particularly challenging for MT systems to model. Since Russian is a highly inflected language with different syntax, grammar, and word order compared to English, raising the translation quality has been an ongoing focus of the SDL Machine Learning R&D team, says SDL. “One of the toughest linguistic challenges facing the machine translation community has been overcome by our team,” said Adolfo Hernandez, CEO at SDL, adding that now the company “is paving the way for leadership in other complex languages.” Created more than 25 years ago, LSE-listed SDL presents itself as a global leader in innovative language translation technology, services and content management. 1

SDL Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

SDL has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Fredhopper on January 30, 2017.

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Exit

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Valuation
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Acquirer

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1/30/2017

Acquired - II

$99M

1

Date

1/30/2017

Exit

Acquired - II

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

Sources

1

SDL Acquisitions

7 Acquisitions

SDL acquired 7 companies. Their latest acquisition was Donnelley Language Solutions on July 16, 2018.

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Companies

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Sources

7/16/2018

$99M

Acquired

2

7/16/2010

Series B

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1/18/2010

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6/30/2009

Other Venture Capital

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2/11/2008

Series E+

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2/11/2008

Investment Stage

Series B

Other Venture Capital

Series E+

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Total Funding

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SDL Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

SDL has 10 strategic partners and customers. SDL recently partnered with Sustainability Accounting Standards Board on March 3, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

3/2/2021

Client

United States

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) selects SDL to provide the scalable content management needed to support growing global use of SASB Standards

SDL , part of RWS Holdings plc , today announces that the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board has chosen Tridion to power its digital transformation as part of its efforts to facilitate the global growth and adoption of its environmental , social and governance disclosure standards .

2

1/25/2021

Partner

Japan

SDL Partnership with Fuji Xerox Marks Strategic Milestone in Global Expansion

`` We 're extremely proud of our partnership with Fuji Xerox Co. , Ltd. , '' said Tim Russell-Jones , SVP , and General Manager , Government , Aerospace and Defense , SDL .

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10/12/2020

Client

United States

SDL Wins Long-term Enterprise Agreement with US Navy

MAIDENHEAD , England -- -- SDL , the intelligent language and content company , announces a long-term contract with the US Navy to standardize the creation , management and delivery of all technical publications on the SDL .

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5/28/2020

Partner

Romania

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5/4/2020

Partner

United States

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3/2/2021

1/25/2021

10/12/2020

5/28/2020

5/4/2020

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Client

Partner

Client

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

Japan

United States

Romania

United States

News Snippet

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) selects SDL to provide the scalable content management needed to support growing global use of SASB Standards

SDL , part of RWS Holdings plc , today announces that the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board has chosen Tridion to power its digital transformation as part of its efforts to facilitate the global growth and adoption of its environmental , social and governance disclosure standards .

SDL Partnership with Fuji Xerox Marks Strategic Milestone in Global Expansion

`` We 're extremely proud of our partnership with Fuji Xerox Co. , Ltd. , '' said Tim Russell-Jones , SVP , and General Manager , Government , Aerospace and Defense , SDL .

SDL Wins Long-term Enterprise Agreement with US Navy

MAIDENHEAD , England -- -- SDL , the intelligent language and content company , announces a long-term contract with the US Navy to standardize the creation , management and delivery of all technical publications on the SDL .

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SDL Team

14 Team Members

SDL has 14 team members, including current Founder, Executive Vice President, Floyd Bradley.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Floyd Bradley

Founder, Executive Vice President

Current

Gong Xingxian

Founder

Former

Bob Hale

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Keith Laska

Chief Executive Officer, Senior Vice President

Former

Peter Smith

Chief Executive Officer, President, Senior Vice President

Former

Name

Floyd Bradley

Gong Xingxian

Bob Hale

Keith Laska

Peter Smith

Work History

Title

Founder, Executive Vice President

Founder

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer, Senior Vice President

Chief Executive Officer, President, Senior Vice President

Status

Current

Former

Former

Former

Former

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