Carlsquare advised Mayfair Equity Partners on the acquisition of Jonckers

Carlsquare advised Mayfair Equity Partners (a London-based technology and consumer focussed private equity investor with £1.8 billion in AUM) on its majority stake acquisition in Jonckers. This is the second transaction on which Carlsquare has advised Mayfair in the last 18 months, following their $41m growth equity investment in EGYM, expanding the partnership between the two firms.

Jonckers is a tech-enabled language services provider (“LSP”), offering a comprehensive language management platform to help its enterprise customers communicate effectively with diverse audiences worldwide. The company’s unique approach combines adaptive machine translation and AI technology with human expertise. Jonckers employs 170 people and around 2,700 freelance translators to service a global client base that includes Amazon, Microsoft and Adobe.

Jonckers’ growth has been driven by its proprietary technology platform WordsOnline, which utilises AI-powered processes to translate content five times faster and at half the cost of traditional translation services. WordsOnline is disrupting the LSP market and is part of a broader trend where the adoption of AI and an increasing demand for localised content are creating favourable sector tailwinds.

Working in close partnership, Jonckers and Mayfair will focus on a number of value accretive growth opportunities including investment in product and technology innovation, driving commercial and customer success, and growing Jonckers’ international presence. Mayfair and Jonckers also see an opportunity for the Company to become a consolidator in the industry and are seeking exciting bolt-on acquisitions to diversify Jonckers’ service offering and market reach.

“Collaborating with Carlsquare on another transaction was a great expansion of our partnership. Their comprehensive experience in the technology-enabled services industry coupled with their invaluable insights were a tremendous boost to our deal team. We appreciate their dedication and guidance throughout the process.”  – Markus Zejermann, Director at Mayfair Equity Partners. “The translation services market has been undergoing a steady digital revolution, with Jonckers leading the way in innovation and client services. By bringing together Jonckers’ unique, AI-powered WordsOnline platform, and Mayfair’s active partnership approach, we have an opportunity to turbo-charge the business’ growth and cement Jonckers’ position as the go-to provider of innovative translation services.”

Carlsquare acted as the exclusive corporate finance advisor to Mayfair.

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