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Bridgepoint-backed Qualitest acquires QA InfoTech

London's Bridgepoint acquired software testing business Qualitest in October 2019 through its sixth flagship fund.

Bridgepoint-backed software testing company Qualitest has acquired an Indian quality assurance provider, the firm told PE Hub.

The PE-backed platform has bought QA InfoTech, which is set to expand its existing automation testing capabilities and enable the co-development of advanced testing solutions with a unique focus on automation in a digital environment, the companies said.

The deal was supported by Qualitest’s private equity owner, Bridgepoint, which also owns PE Hub parent company PEI Media. London’s Bridgepoint acquired the company in October 2019 via its €5.7 billion ($6.8 billion) flagship fund BE VI.

Qualitest, also based in London, offers a wide range of Al-powered quality engineering and testing solutions, designed to mitigate the business risk associated with software releases. The company has operations in the United States, UK, Israel, India and Romania, and serves over 250 blue-chip customers worldwide.

QA Infor Tech, based in India, is one of the largest independent offshore testing providers and has a long-standing relationship with marquee clients, especially in the eLearning, publishing, healthcare, travel and retail verticals, according to the company. QA has two QA Centers of Excellence globally: one in the Indian IT hub of Noida, and the other in Detroit.

“The QA InfoTech team’s automation expertise will augment our existing offerings to increase our clients’ deployment velocity, whilst increasing our testing accuracy,” Norm Merritt, Qualitest CEO, said in an announcement.

“Together, we can collectively leverage our core competencies to deliver the most innovative, practical and flexible automation solutions available.”

The acquisition adds approximately 1,000 highly skilled testing professionals to Qualitest, the company said.