PARIS, 12 July 2022 –Word Class and Fastnet Translation today signed an agreement for Word Class to acquire 100% of the shares of Fastnet Translation.


Following this transaction, Word Class will step up its development in localisation of multimedia content, digital marketing and eLearning, its core areas of expertise and will maintain Fastnet Translation as its pure player multilingual financial translation brand.


Word Class will be managed by Geraldine Lim and Fastnet Translation by Emmanuel Hacques. Jean-Bernard Le Floc’h, Director of Fastnet Translation, will support Word Class for a transition period of six months.


Fastnet Translation offers expert financial translation services to financial markets and asset management firms. With this deal, Word Class will strengthen its partnerships and expertise as well as the teams of Fastnet Translation. “Fastnet Translation is specialised in asset management. This expertise is very complementary to financial communication, regulatory disclosures and financial research and analysis, which are the current areas of expertise of Word Class. This complementary fit and the corporate culture our companies share will enable rapid execution of our business plan: to offer our customers expert and innovative solutions and accelerate our development in growth markets and verticals”, commented Antoine Camus, founder of Word Class.


“We are delighted to sign this deal with Word Class, a company that shares exactly the same values as Fastnet Translation: ultra-specialisation and the constant pursuit of excellence. We had reached a point where it was essential to find a partner to take Fastnet Translation to the next level and offer our customers tools and collaborative platforms as well as access to Asian markets, and there was no question of compromising on quality”, commented Jean-Bernard Le Floc’h, Director of Fastnet Translation.



About Word Class


Word Class is a multilingual translation agency formed in 2010 which supports companies in rolling out their print and web content in more than 70 languages. Word Class offers personalised support, a vast network of expert linguists and leading-edge technological linguistic solutions. The company’s quality credentials were rewarded with ISO 9001 certification as early as 2014. Word Class opened its Asia office in March 2015 and an office in the United States in 2019 to provide customers with service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



About Fastnet Translation


Fastnet Translation was formed in 2006 with the sole objective of offering high quality translation and transcreation services to financial market players. With long-standing experience in asset management and financial markets, the managers of Fastnet Translation combine their expertise with a team of specialist translators. Systematic proof-reading by experts in financial markets is an essential step in perfecting our translation service. Our human-sized team is backed by seasoned project managers with specific knowledge of each customer and a network of close to 500 freelance, tested and loyal translators since 2006.