Unveiling the deal last month, Dimitri Stoquart, and Françoise and Patrick Bajon (pictured) declared that they believe it means only good things ahead, both for the clients that rely on Stoquart and Version internationale’s services and for their employees. After the deal, Version international will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Stoquart, and both companies will continue to offer their services under their respective brands.
“We’ve been working on our acquisition strategy for quite some time,” said Dimitri Stoquart. “I am quite happy we managed to find a perfect match with Version internationale. The bigger family will strongly benefit our clients and employees.”
According to Dimitri Stoquart, the lodestar of the acquisition is continuity. In fact, clients likely won’t notice any disruption to the fulfillment of services — but they may notice some improvements. That’s thanks to the boost to resources that Stoquart and Version internationale’s union brings to the table. Even better, both companies utilize very similar structures: they’re ISO-certified companies, with large in-house teams of quality-focused linguists and project managers. So structuring the two entities under a unified banner will be a seamless process.
After over 30 years in the industry, Françoise and Patrick Bajon wanted to ensure Version internationale’s future belonged with a company that mirrored their first-class clients and employees. They are confident that Stoquart’s industry knowledge and their team’s efficiency and know-how will allow Version internationale reach new heights and maintain their excellent work.
With the business deal finalised, Stoquart now employs close to 70 in-house staff and goes a long way to future-proof both companies. With almost no overlap among their client portfolios, it’s a great example of the maxim “stronger together” in practice.
“There are many things for us to work on,” said Dimitri Stoquart. “This looks challenging and quite promising. There is a lot of exciting technology in our sector, but there is also a talent crunch. In the end, the human factor we bet on may still be the winner.”
Now that the deal is complete, the unified Stoquart team turns its focus to leveraging its momentum and continue delivering the same great service that clients across both portfolios have come to expect.