It’s a great accolade to my team, to have the Group CEO of Capita feature our technology as a key area for the purchasing of Applied Language. We’ve all been working really hard developing our technologies such as SmartMATE and the underlying platform SquidgeIT – which powers Linguist Lounge and other portals – and it’s great to have our hardwork recognised in the statement about the acquisition.
We’re all excited about the new opportunities to enhance our team and drive our technology forward with greater investment into it.
Capita Group Chief Executive, Paul Pindar, said: ‘The acquisition adds a new service to the range of those the Capita Group is able to offer to both the public and private sectors. By combining ALS’s specialist skills and proprietary technology with Capita’s operational expertise and balance sheet we believe that this will allow us to become a very strong player in the language services industry. There are excellent opportunities for organic growth both in the UK and internationally.’