Travers Smith LLP has advised Marlin Equity Partners ("Marlin") and other selling shareholders, on the sale of a majority stake in Qualitest to Bridgepoint.
Qualitest is the world's largest pure-play outsourced software testing and quality assurance specialist. Qualitest, founded in 1997 and with a service delivery platform that spans the US, the UK, Israel, Romania, and India, offers a wide range of AI-powered quality engineering and testing solutions, deploying engagement models tailored to the precise testing needs of key industries and technology platforms. The company serves some of the most innovative mid to large sized brands in the technology, financial services, retail, telecom, healthcare, insurance, aerospace, media and utilities industries.
Travers Smith previously advised Marlin on its acquisition of Qualitest in 2016.
The Travers Smith team was led by Private Equity and Financial Sponsors Partners James Renahan and Ian Keefe, assisted by Private Equity and Financial Sponsors Senior Associate Tom Hartwright and Associate Raphaella Gabrasadig. Tax advice was provided by Tax Partner Russell Warren. Finance advice was provided by Finance Partner Donald Lowe.