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White & Case Advises The Carlyle Group on Acquisition of Majority Stake in Memsource

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised The Carlyle Group on its acquisition of a majority stake in Memsource, a leading Czech translation business, from its existing shareholders.

Memsource management, including Founder and CEO David Canek, remain shareholders in the business.

"Our team helped to successfully navigate this important acquisition for Carlyle – it is a strong strategic fit and will significantly accelerate the pace at which Memsource brings innovative solutions to its customers," said White & Case partner Ken Barry, who led the Firm's deal team. "Carlyle's investment in Memsource clearly plays to the established White & Case strengths advising on cross-border deals in the private equity and technology sectors."

Memsource is a leading translation technology provider that assists global corporations and the language services industry to automate the localisation of large volumes of multilingual content. Since it was founded in 2010, it has pioneered the first AI-powered Machine Translation Enablement (MTE) platform, sitting at the nexus of a US$23 billion market.

The White & Case team which advised Carlyle on the transaction was led by partner Ken Barry and included partner Will Smith (London), counsel Jan Parik (Prague) and associates Will Summers, Lowrie Robertson (both London), Jan Jakoubek, Kamila Dankova, Iva Cechrakova and Monika Sedlackova (all Prague).

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