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Conversis acquires Zebra Translations

Conversis, the life sciences translation company, has announced its acquisition of Zebra Translations on 30th September 2021.

Since 2003 Conversis has built a deep understanding of clinical trial translations, which complements Zebra’s 22 years of experience in regulatory and drug safety translations.

Conversis CEO Craig Harrison said “We are really excited to be working with Jill and Lisa, from our first meeting it became clear there were strong synergies between our two businesses and what an excellent job they had both done in developing Zebra’s reputation since their inception in 1999. Our common approach to quality, customer satisfaction and teamwork will continue to ensure we can collectively deliver global market-leading linguistic services to all our existing and new customers.”

Zebra founders, Jill Wright and Lisa Kelly said “Over the years, we’ve been approached by other language service providers with a view to purchase but only felt engaged, comfortable and confident with Conversis, which was apparent from the very first meeting. Conversis shares the same values and ethics as Zebra and we know that they are committed to looking after Zebra clients and suppliers. This is a very exciting time for Zebra and Conversis and will provide positive opportunities and enhanced capabilities by combining our joint strengths and expertise.”

Conversis was advised by:
Kinetix Critchleys Corporate Finance (M&A)
Freeths (Legal)

Zebra was advised by;
FKCA Ltd (M&A)
Radius Law Ltd (Legal)

We are very proud to announce that Zebra Translations has won ATC’s “Translation Company of the Year” Award. The results were announced at the ATC’s Conference in Cardiff, Wales, on 20 September 2018. Zebra is delighted to have been chosen for this prestigious Award and it’s the perfect opportunity to thank all of our clients and suppliers for their support.

It’s a great achievement for the entire Team at Zebra and we will continue giving our clients the very best service and the highest quality translations, as always.

You can read more about our achievement here.


We are a long established, highly qualified and experienced translation agency specialising exclusively in medical and pharmaceutical documentation.

Lisa and I worked together for another translation agency but when, without warning in 1999, that company went into liquidation, we made the challenging decision not to waste our combined experience and expertise but to turn a negative into a positive. Zebra was set up one month later and twenty years on we are still going from strength to strength.

There was a big gap in the market for medical and pharmaceutical translations. The industry was just becoming regulated and we threw our hearts and souls into creating the UK’s first specialised medical and pharmaceutical translation agency.

In 1999, there were only 8 EU languages required, now it’s 26 so we’ve kept up with our clients’ needs especially when it comes to the demanding deadlines. Our team of in-country, mother tongue translators are totally conversant with regulatory, pharmacovigilance and clinical documentation. More importantly, our in-house team of translators check, revise and edit all translations.

Our clients have very busy and stressful projects and our aim is to make the translation process as easy as we can for them. Clients do not have time to waste and missing a deadline would be expensive and time-consuming so we never make promises we can’t keep.

It is vital for clients to know that their suppliers can demonstrate compliance so we achieved ISO 9001 accreditation in July 2005.

We really are here to help you; we aim not just to meet your expectations but to exceed them!

Jill Wright, Director

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Zebra is a member of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) and Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Its senior in-house linguists are individual members of the Institute of Translation & Interpreting (ITI) and/or the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL).

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