AAC Global, Finland's leading multilingual communication service company and a member of the SanomaWSOY Group, has acquired the Sweden-based language service company The Works, Sweden AB. The company will be integrated with the business operations of AAC Global's Swedish subsidiary AAC Global AB.

Established in 2002, The Works, Sweden AB focuses on multilingual business communications, language, rhetoric and presentation training programs. The company's products and services utilise modern technology in the form of, e.g., online training and learncasting. The Works is one of the leading providers of language training services that caters solely to the business sector and provides training in Stockholm, Malmö, Gothenburg and throughout Sweden.

The selling parties are Mr. Richard Mose, founder of The Works, Sweden AB, and Code AB, an investment and consultancy company with a minority shareholding in the company. Richard Mose will continue in AAC Global AB's employ, assuming responsibility for AAC Global AB's training services.

"AAC Global has achieved strong growth in the past few years. There has been a clear demand for the comprehensive service we offer in the field of multilingual communications. The Works' business operations and the key employees responsible for their development will enhance our service capacity in Sweden, which is the core domestic market for many of our clients. The acquisition allows us to work together with several very exciting accounts comprising some of the largest companies in Sweden," says Janne Nevasuo, Managing Director for AAC Global.

"Thanks to our persistent efforts, The Works has successfully achieved a strong position as one of the leading language training service companies. Now we feel the time is ripe for us to accelerate our growth and expand our service range by joining forces with AAC Global, whose extensive service range and strong ownership will provide us with excellent opportunities for providing multilingual communications services to our clients," comments Richard Mose.

For further information, please contact:
Mr. Janne Nevasuo, Managing Director, AAC Global, tel. +358 400 303 776
Mr. Tuomo Räsänen, Senior Vice President, WSOYpro, tel. +358 40 718 2840
Mr. Richard Mose, Managing Director, The Works, Sweden AB, tel +46 70 714 3339

AAC Global Oy is a multilingual communication service company offering language training, cross-cultural and communications coaching, translation services, business and industry-specific term bank solutions as well as a range of blended-learning digital solutions. We employ 450 professionals in our 10 offices throughout Finland, Sweden and Russia .

AAC Global is part of WSOYpro, a business unit of the SanomaWSOY Education and Books division of the SanomaWSOY Group. WSOYpro offers a diversified range of content, competence and communications solutions to enterprises, communities and professionals. These solutions comprise i.e., books, training, coaching and digital solutions. SanomaWSOY is the leading media group in the Nordic region operating in versatile fields of media in over 20 European countries.

The WORKS was founded in 2002 and is a language and communication training company based in Stockholm but offering courses throughout Sweden. We provide one-to-one or small group training in English, Swedish, French, German and most other European and World languages. In addition, we are expert at providing training in presentations, presentation technique and rhetoric.

In 2006 we launched a revolutionary new method for practicing English language skills – learncasting. This combines our e-learning platform (PingPong) with the ease of use of the iPod – enabling users to listen and learn when and where they want to.