Clearview Capital’s GCR acquires Quest

GCR Inc, a portfolio company of Clearview Capital, has bought Quest Information Systems Inc. The seller was Quest Founder Steve McNear. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Indianapolis, Quest is a provider of software solutions that helps state and local governments manage voter information and registration as well as elections and campaign finance information.


Old Greenwich, CT, January 26, 2015 — Clearview Capital Fund II, LP announced today that its portfolio company, GCR, Inc. (“GCR” or the “Company”), has acquired Quest Information Systems, Inc. (“Quest”) from its founder, Steve McNear.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Quest provides comprehensive software solutions that help state and local governments manage voter information and registration, elections and campaign finance information through its FirstTuesday® software solution.

FirstTuesday® was developed to deliver all of the common functionality required by the Help America to Vote Act of 2002. Quest’s systems can be customized and seamlessly integrated to meet the needs of individual jurisdictions throughout the country. GCR has similar award winning technology that it provides to the State of Louisiana. Todd Bouillion, Vice President of GCR, commented “GCR has known the Quest team for many years and we believe the combination of our talented resource groups will create exceptional value for the state and local agencies we serve.”

The transaction is GCR’s first acquisition. “Until now, GCR’s focus has been the professionalization of the business platform and management of the Company’s robust organic growth,” said Paul Caliento, Partner of Clearview Capital. “GCR now has the team in place to successfully bolt on additional acquisitions in areas relating to state and local government IT solutions, disaster recovery and aviation.”

Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, GCR combines consulting services with software products, custom software solutions, data analytics, and GIS to solve complex problems for state and local governments, airports, and utilities throughout the U.S. and in some cases internationally. GCR has an exceptionally talented management team that has created thousands of solutions for its clients over the past 30 years.

In addition to GCR, Clearview Capital is actively seeking attractive add-on acquisition opportunities for several of its other portfolio companies, including: Xact Data Discovery, a provider discovery and data management services; Northwest Cosmetics Labs, a formulator and manufacturer of prestige skin care products; QC Supply, LLC, a leading wholesale distributor to the swine and poultry markets; Child Health Holdings, Inc. d.b.a. Pediatric Health Choice, the country’s largest provider of prescribed pediatric extended care (“PPEC”) centers for medically complex children; Pyramid Healthcare, Inc., a provider of substance abuse and mental health treatment programs for adults and adolescents; QualSpec Group (f.k.a. All Tech IESCO), a provider of mechanical integrity inspection and non-destructive examination services for the refining, petrochemical, power generation and other industries; and Senior Care, Inc./Active Day, the country’s largest operator of adult day care centers.
Clearview Capital’s other holdings include Novik, Inc., an innovator, manufacturer and distributor of polymer building products; St. Croix Hospice, LLC, a leading provider of high quality, end-of-life palliative care for patients suffering from a life-limiting illness or terminal disease; and The Results Companies, LLC, a provider of customized inbound and outbound customer support services and management solutions.