The Hut Group acquires translation company Language Connect

The acquisition will support the company's technology platform THG Ingenuity, which CEO Matthew Moulding reveals may receive additional investment this year

The Hut Group (THG) has acquired language translation and localisation services company Language Connect, ploughing more investment into its THG Ingenuity platform.

The global language services provider will be integrated into THG Ingenuity, which supports both external clients' and its own systems, including its health and beauty brands.

Matthew Moulding, founder and CEO of THG, said: “I’m delighted to welcome the Language Connect team to THG.

"In Language Connect, we have made a significant investment which supports our international growth plans; making translation more efficient for our customers around the globe.

"It also marks another step in the growth of our proprietary technology platform, THG Ingenuity, following the acquisitions of UK2 and Hangar Seven last year.

"We expect to make additional investments this year to grow the platform further.”

A blue-chip client portfolio

THG Ingenuity currently offers clients such as Nintendo, Honda and the Daily Mail Group with digital support.

Its capabilities include hosting services, digital commerce technology, data science, transaction and finance management, and translation and language services.

Language Connect's clients, meanwhile, include blue-chip companies such as Reuters, Twenty First Century Fox and Norton Rose Fullbright.

Ben Taylor, Co-founder of Language Connect, added: "I have closely followed the growth of THG as one of the UK’s leading technology companies and particularly its impressive expansion into international territories.

"I am confident in the Group’s ability to accelerate the business forward and create exceptional opportunities for our people in this exciting new chapter.”