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How a high valuation can be a burden to future growth

How a high valuation can be a burden to future growth

At Lion People Global, we are often asked about the thorny subject of valuations and have even dedicated an entire Masterclass episode to the subject. We are constantly asked how investors value companies and what makes that up. While this fascination with valuations is understandable, what is possibly less understood is that a high valuation…

What Does the Future of Localization Look Like?

What Does the Future of Localization Look Like?

According to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), world trade grew 43-fold between 1950 and 2021. Unsurprisingly, the translation industry has grown a lot, too. Back in 2009, for example, it was estimated to be worth USD $14.25 billion. It’s estimated to grow to USD $48.2 billion by 2028. Localization is a big part of this picture. This article will…

Is equity investment right for me?

Is equity investment right for me?

At Lion People Global we talk to many investor-backed technology companies which are at different stages of funding who have been successful in raising capital and generating enthusiasm for their products and services. If you believe you are onto something special, with the potential to be huge and transformational, then going down the investor route…

Future of Translation

Future of Translation

Our ideas of what the future of translation will be like are changing fast. AI-based machine translation, real-time interpretation tools, hybrid working… There’s a dizzying number of trends and technologies to think about. It’s obviously very difficult to predict the future for most industries, but there are future possibilities worth considering. In this blog post,…

History of Translation (and Interpretation)

History of Translation (and Interpretation)

It’s often said that translation is like a bridge. And like real bridges, it has developed a lot throughout history whilst still serving the same essential function. From discussions between tribal peoples to UN summits, translation and interpretation (spoken translation) have been bridging human societies since the dawn of time. By better understanding the history…

How to Become a Translation Project Manager

How to Become a Translation Project Manager

The internet is full of misattributed quotes. Here are two examples: The quotes may not be real, but the sentiment behind each one is. Translation project managers can confirm this… Without great organizational and interpersonal skills, they would be a lot less effective at their jobs. And without their job, the translation industry would be a lot less efficient. Let’s explore this crucial industry…

Top LPG M&A Intro Deals of 2021/2022
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Top LPG M&A Intro Deals of 2021/2022

Below you will find the list of top deals of 2021/2022, where Lion People Global facilitated Buyer/Seller Introductions. We are proud to be part of the Intelligent Match and help make these important deals happen! Welocalize Buys NLG Next Level Globalization (NLG): An LSP in Germany with a focus in Life Sciences and Industrial Manufacturing…

Consecutive vs Simultaneous Interpreting: A Guide
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Consecutive vs Simultaneous Interpreting: A Guide

Interpretation has been around longer than translation. Long before writing was invented, conversations were translated orally (i.e., interpretation) by third parties that knew both languages. Since 1945, it has split into two main kinds: consecutive and simultaneous interpretation. (See why this year is significant below…) Though there is a crossover between each type of interpretation, there are some big differences, too….

Case study: How to make a deal against all odds

Case study: How to make a deal against all odds

In episode 12 of our M&A Masterclass series we were joined by Mikhail Pimenov, founder of Pep Group and Lindsay Hong, COO of Locaria to discuss their merger. Locaria, part of Stagwell Inc, is a global multilingual content agency that specialises in supporting in-house marketing and ecommerce teams, media agencies and creative production houses. PEP…

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