SDL plc announced that it has acquired Language Partners International (LPI), for an undisclosed sum. With this acquisition, SDL will form a new Desktop products Division led by Brian Briggs, former CEO of LPI. This new division will be focused exclusively on product sales and operate autonomously from SDL’s localization services divisions. In addition to responsibilities as Vice President of the new SDL Desktop Products Division, Briggs will continue as general manager of LPI, serving its customer base as a wholly owned subsidiary of SDL.,