MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KJ International Resources (KJI) announced today that it has been acquired by United Language Group, a Minneapolis-based global organization. KJI is strategically important to ULG’s growing portfolio of language solutions providers specializing in regulated industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device companies, and other organizations.
ULG was formed in 2015 by industry veterans Jeff Brink, Hans Fenstermacher, and Greg Brink, later joined by CFO Karrie Willis, as a platform company to assemble a family of complementary companies, with a goal of becoming one of the largest language-service providers in the world. ULG is dedicated to building and managing a portfolio of high-performing language service providers, including KJI.
“We are thrilled to be joining forces with ULG. This opportunity will benefit our clients as we expand our current translation and localization offerings, and further advance our skills and expertise within highly regulated industries,” said Kristen Giovanis, co-founder and CEO of KJI. “KJI will continue to provide the same level of quality on a much larger scale, with an expanded global footprint as a result of this acquisition.”
“We are delighted to strengthen our life sciences practice with KJ International,” said Jeff Brink, CEO of ULG. “KJI has developed a strong brand and customer loyalty, and will benefit from cross-pollination of Merrill Brink’s complementary technologies, skillsets and an expanded global footprint. We believe KJ International is a perfect fit, underscoring our commitment to the life sciences sector.”
The transaction was finalized on June 3, 2016.
About KJ International Resources:
KJ International Resources is a leading provider of translation and localization services in a wide range of medical, technical and other highly regulated fields. KJI is committed to excellent customer service and high quality language services that support the global requirements of our international clients. For more information about KJ International Resources, visit http://www.kjinternational.com.
About United Language Group:
United Language Group is a global organization headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in New York, Hong Kong, Galway (Ireland), and London. ULG is dedicated to building and managing a portfolio of high-performing and complementary language service providers. United Language Group adds value and leverages synergies for the collective benefit of its companies and customers.