Value-added language services
As a specialist language services provider, Fry & Bonthrone supplies high-quality translations in selected subject areas. To guarantee this focus on content and stylistic quality, we have chosen to concentrate on a single language pair – that most frequently required by our customers. Our business consists of translations from German into English (US, UK, and International) and from English into German. And while we make every effort to provide our clients' with a flexible service, we have one basic rule: We will not take on work unless we can effectively ensure its quality and provide the added value that is our hallmark.
Our business is knowing yours
Our core competency is providing accurate, stylish translations along the financial information supply chain. We offer clients high-quality materials that correctly reproduce even the most complex subject matter. Our expertise in the fields of financial accounting and reporting extends beyond straight translation to active work with professional standards bodies in these areas. At the same time, our customers expect texts that “talk the talk”, getting their message across to their specialist target audiences in the language they understand.
Our proven track record covers the areas of specialist expertise below. To obtain more information on what we can offer, simply click on the individual links.
|Securities and financial
|Sustainability and CSR|
|Training and consulting|
IFRSs, German GAAP, and US GAAP are core competencies, and we also have considerable experience of UK GAAP and French accounting and reporting principles. In addition to our investor relations activities, we regularly translate national accounting standards and expert opinions, accounting manuals and instructions, guidance publications, reporting packages and charts of accounts, IFRS conversion projects, SAP manuals, and training materials.
We have extensive experience of translating assurance and advisory materials, including numerous long-form and short-form audit reports, tax audits, business combination audits, and formation audits.
In addition to classic investor relations materials, we regularly translate speeches, press releases, web texts, and marketing materials such as image brochures and product fact sheets in our areas of expertise.
Our extensive translation track record in this dynamic area covers real estate funds, hedge funds, venture capital/private equity, securities funds, and alternative investments. Equally, we have experience of a wide range of fund formats, including open-ended funds, closed-end funds, and funds of funds, and of the European UCITS framework.
Our financial reporting clients include DAX heavyweights, household names, and hidden champions. We translate annual and interim reports, 20-F filings and other SEC reporting requirements. Not to mention corporate governance and compliance guidelines and declarations of conformity, AGM materials, ad hoc disclosures, stakeholder letters, and investor roadshow presentations.
Work for clients in the field of company law includes translations of shareholder agreements, articles of association, and intercompany and cooperation agreements. In addition, we have experience translating big-ticket leases and structured finance deals, as well as texts on data protection, compliance, and money laundering.
We provide accurate, rapid translations of key management documents such as business and marketing plans, consulting documents, restructuring concepts, and board meeting minutes. We have also built up expertise in the fields of corporate distress and insolvency, as well as human resources (e.g. executive recruitment and assessment, labor relations and employment law, CVs and employment contracts).
We cover the entire mergers & acquisitions information chain, from selling/ information memorandums through enterprise valuations, due diligence reports, and financing concepts down to tender offers, purchase contracts, and combination agreements. Our translators can work either on our premises or in your data room, as appropriate.
With some 140 IPO translations to our name plus numerous other offering circulars, we are among the most experienced hands in the business. Customers appreciate our quality, expertise, rigorous process management, and confidentiality in these time-critical and volatile projects.
Our expertise in this area includes annual and semi-annual reports, prospectuses, and fund rules for open-ended and closed-end real estate funds, as well as financial reporting for listed investment stock corporations and specialist service providers. In addition, we have experience of translating market updates and research reports, property valuations, and facilities management documents.
Past translations of sector research have covered everything from the cement industry to semiconductors, and from telecoms to high-tech engineering. In addition, we have extensive expertise in macroeconomic, country, and regional reports, as well as equities, fixed-income, and structured products.
Our expertise in this increasingly high-profile area comprises risk management reports and internal documentation for both banks and non-financial institutions. We are at home with the provisions of Basel II, including Pillar III reports.
We translate a wide range of documents relating to equity and debt securities and derivative financial instruments, from issuance through clearing and settlement to market overviews. Examples include prospectuses, financial market analyses, and securitization and structured finance. Stock option plans and SARs are another specialty.
We translate narrative CSR reports and online databases for blue-chip companies, and are at home with the international reporting framework behind them. Also worth mentioning are our translations for a number of corporate charities and other social initiatives.
With an estimated 70 – 80% of the world’s tax literature being published in German, expert knowledge is at a premium. Our experience includes tax planning documents, tax audits, and tax due diligence reports, tax overviews, as well as documents on transfer pricing, tax pooling, and thin capitalization.
In addition to using our expertise to produce premium translations, we offer training courses to selected clients and professional associations. Areas covered include comparative and contrastive financial accounting and reporting, IFRS conversion and translation, translation quality, and language process optimization.