According to Brink, “It was a bit tricky closing a deal in the Covid environment, but everyone was committed to making it work. We conducted most of our due diligence via video conferencing and daily calls. However, our executive team did manage to travel for in-person meetings in LA back in early June.”
ISI is based in Glendale, California, while BIG operates out of Atlanta, Georgia. Some 70 ISI staff will join the BIG and ProTranslating organizations, bringing the total headcount of the Group to 300 FTEs. As previously reported, Brink in tandem with PE firm MSouth set up BIG to “assemble a portfolio of high-performing and complementary language service providers,” of which ProTranslating (USD 25m in annual revenues) was the first.
“We plan to invest heavily in technology and growth, and envision cross-sell opportunities with other BIG companies,” Brink said.