INVESTMENT YEAR
2003
REALISATION YEAR
2005
SECTOR
Services
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Translator for public and private sector

Language Line is a translation services provider to the public and private sectors. Livingbridge invested in Language Line in 2003 in a management buy out. Following Livingbridge’s investment and additions to the management team, including the introduction of Livingbridge operating partner, Ian Williamson, as chairman, Language Line Inc approached Livingbridge with an offer. Language Line was sold to LLI, the leading telephone interpretation provider in the US, in 2005.

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Language Line timeline

1990 UK business first established as a charitable project by the late Lord Young of Dartington.
2003 Livingbridge lead an MBO
2004 Chairman, finance director and sales director from Livingbridge network appointed to strengthen team
2005 Language Line sold to Language Line Inc