HKW’s Acquisition Of Traductions Serge Bélair Inc.


Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP served as legal counsel to HKW. Blakes, Cassels & Graydon LLP served as legal counsel to TRSB. National Bank Financial acted as exclusive financial advisor to TRSB.

HKW,a middle-market private equity firm focused on growth-oriented companies, announced the conclusion of a recapitalization agreement with Traductions Serge Bélair Inc., a Canadian language service provider supplying translation services to corporate and institutional clients. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec,Canada, TRSB leverages its customized solutions, subject matter expertise, and industry knowledge to provide easy access to specialized translation services for highly regulated verticals such as finance, insurance, and life sciences. TRSB also offers value-added services like the adaptation of marketing materials, glossary development, copy-editing, and desktop publishing as well as multimedia localization and engineering. A collaboration with TRSB aligns with HKW’s focus on the Business Services sector.

The Taft team was led by Ralph Caruso (Picture), Robert Hicks, Lonnie Johnson, Katherine Mascarenhas and Paul Obszanski.

Involved fees earner: Ralph Caruso – Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Robert Hicks – Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Lonnie Johnson – Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Katharine Mascarenhas – Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Paul Obszanski – Taft Stettinius & Hollister;

Law Firms: Taft Stettinius & Hollister;

Clients: HKW;