RWS Holdings plc (RWS.L, RWS LN)

  • 1314.7
  • 389.4
  • 78.3
  • RWS HOLDINGS PLC

    Closing Price (p): 337.6

  • RATING 01/04/21

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Company Profile

RWS is the largest language services provider in the world, having acquired SDL in 2020. The market is worth well over $50bn, suggesting that, even as market leader, RWS has a market share of less than 2%. It has an extremely strong organic growth track record, but this has also been augmented by a variety of in-fill deals even before SDL in what is a highly consolidating sector. The company is primarily focused on regulated markets – Patents, Life Sciences, Technology – while it is largely a US/European operator. It is currently the only quoted company in its sector with the vast majority of peers in the hands of private equity.


Major Shareholders%
Brode Andrew Stephen20.2
Liontrust Investment Partners LLP11.2
Octopus Investments Ltd.4.3
RGM Capital LLC3.3
Hargreave Hale Ltd.3.0