Merrill Brink News Reviews and Opinions: How Effective Multilingual Translations Aid Cross-Border Due Diligence

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Merrill Brink News Reviews and Opinions: How effective multilingual translations aid cross-border due diligence

Merrill Brink News Reviews and Opinions: After several years of trepidation, businesses are finally beginning to start looking for growth through mergers and acquisitions. Companies sitting on vast cash reserves and are quickly realizing that their best option for growth is to undertake deals in emerging markets.

As the US and Europe continue to diversify their options for organic growth, Western companies are looking Eastwards for new markets, but with these new markets come new challenges such as cultural differences, regulatory problems and notable language barriers.

One thing most businesses embarking on cross-border deals will agree on is the importance of working quickly and completing thorough due diligence. But many are faced with the prospect of fulfilling both these demands while dealing in multiple different languages, which may not even share the same characters and alphabet.

The necessity for speed

This is where multilingual translation comes in. If important financial reports about a prospective target fall on the desk of a deal maker in the US, he needs to be able to understand the data quickly and accurately, before presenting his findings and negotiations to the target’s management in their native language. This is, of course a daunting challenge for most businesses and opting to take on a local firm or a local multilingual translator on an ad-hoc basis can lead to delays and inaccuracies of the type that can easily result the collapse of a deal or a vital piece of information being overlooked.

The speed at which information is delivered and consumed is increasing all the time, through a combination of technological advancements and the necessity to work quickly to gain efficiencies. Translation is an area that still takes time and we believe that the use of an experienced multilingual translation team is essential for the job. A qualified language service provider would approach and ensure that speed of delivery is regarded as highly important and each project will have a dedicated project management professional on hand to ensure the job is completed to schedule.

Translation enhances relationships

Multilingual translation gives prospective buyers and sellers an advantage in terms of their relationships with the foreign firms they are looking to deal with. Being able to communicate with prospective partners, not just by translating their material, but by translating communications to them in their own language, will enhance the deal-making process and improve relationships.

There is no denying that the complexities of cross-border due diligence are numerous and some businesses will be put off of making the most of the opportunities that emerging markets offer. We believe, however, that through the deployment of multilingual translation services, a whole new world of M&A opportunities can be opened up.

Merrill Brink’s legal and financial translation services offer an end-to-end solution for dealmakers involved in cross-border M&A. This holistic approach allows those at the center of the decision making and negotiation process to remain focused on the core aspects of any potential sale, purchase or merger with the confidence that they have all the information they need. In addition, they can also be confident that their communications with targets firms will be presented in the right format and translated perfectly and on schedule.

About Merrill Brink International
Merrill Brink International ( is a leading provider of complete translation and language solutions for global companies and law firms, with special expertise in serving the legal, financial, life sciences, software, heavy machinery and corporate markets. A proven leader with more than 30 years of experience, Merrill Brink offers a wide range of language solutions including translation, localization, desktop publishing and globalization services.

Merrill Brink is recognized in the industry for its commitment to quality and its pioneering approach of leveraging technology to reduce costs, eliminate redundant processes and accelerate translation life cycles. Merrill Brink is certified to ISO 9001:2008; ISO 27001:2005 and ISO 13485:2003, and registered to EN 15038:2006 and ISO 14971:2007. Together, these standards provide assurance that the most stringent process and quality standards for translation are followed. Merrill Brink International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Merrill Corporation.
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