Industry-Leading Games Localization and Audio Production Company Expands Lionbridge’s Leadership in the Multilingual Games and Entertainment Sector
WALTHAM, Mass. – March 03, 2017 – Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. announced the acquisition of Exequo, a privately-held audio production, translation and localization company that specializes in global video game services.
With this acquisition, Exequo will become part of Lionbridge Game Services, a rapidly-growing service of Lionbridge that provides a full suite of end-to-end localization and testing services for platform holders and game and entertainment studios. Together, Lionbridge Games Services and Exequo provide an integrated, global-scale solution that enables games studios and platform holders to deliver a high-quality, engaging, personalized game experience across channels, platforms and languages.
“As the video game industry experiences rapid growth and demand, games producers and platform companies need a global-scale provider to deliver the level of quality and personalization that users expect,” said Rory Cowan, CEO of Lionbridge. “We are delighted to have Exequo as an integral part of Lionbridge Games Services. With the addition of Exequo’s specialized expertise in audio production and localization, we are providing unparalleled depth and breadth of localization, testing and audio production services for the entertainment and gaming industry. We look forward to working with Exequo teams to continue to delight our shared clients and to expand our global leadership in games services.”
Founded in 1998, Exequo is one of the most recognized and respected brands in the games services industry. The Company is based in Paris, France with five production and studio facilities in France, Germany, US, Japan and Taiwan. With a reputation for high quality, innovation and local market expertise, Exequo has delivered more than 2,500 video game localization and production services projects for market-leading video game producers and platform companies across the world.
“With Lionbridge’s proven capabilities and global scale across more than 27 countries, and Exequo’s deep experience in games production and localization, Exequo and Lionbridge Game Services clients will benefit greatly from this business combination,” said Stephane Bonfils, Exequo CEO. “Together we will deliver unparalleled value for clients that deliver high-impact, complex game and platform releases in local markets worldwide.”
The acquisition of Exequo underscores Lionbridge’s ongoing strategy to grow both organically and through strategic acquisitions.
Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide. Using our innovative cloud technology platforms and our global crowd of more than 100,000 professional cloud workers, we provide detail-critical business processes, including translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions, which ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical usability across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 27 countries. To learn more, visit www.lionbridge.com.