Marlin Equity Partners has acquired UK-based Experior Group Limited, a provider of software testing and quality assurance services. No financial terms were disclosed. Marlin has merged Experior with portfolio company QualiTest Group, a software testing and business assurance specialist with offices in the U.S., UK, Israel and India.
LOS ANGELES and LONDON, July 6, 2017 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Experior Group Limited (“Experior”), a leading provider of software testing and quality assurance services and the only SAP certified partner dedicated to software testing in the U.K. Founded in 2002 and based in Staines, England, Experior offers functional and non-functional testing services to clients, primarily associated with SAP testing requirements. Experior has been merged with QualiTest Group (“QualiTest”), a Marlin portfolio company, expanding QualiTest’s U.K. footprint and adding a new capability in SAP testing to QualiTest’s product offering.
“The acquisition of Experior further secures our position as one of the world’s largest independent software testing and business assurance companies in the U.K.,” said Ayal Zylberman, co-founder and CEO of QualiTest. “We look forward to working with the Experior management team to roll-out SAP testing capabilities across QualiTest globally, while continuing to deliver best-in-class services to Experior’s existing client base.”
“The acquisition of Experior provides an exciting opportunity to develop a global SAP testing franchise that is supported by a strong, established customer base and talented management team,” said Jan-Olivier Fillols, a principal at Marlin. “Along with the acquisition of Test Direct in November 2016, the addition of Experior further validates our continued commitment to diversifying QualiTest’s geographic footprint and accelerating growth through acquisitions.”
About Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. Marlin invests in businesses across multiple industries where its capital base, industry relationships and extensive network of operational resources significantly strengthen a company’s outlook and enhance value. Since its inception, Marlin, through its group of funds and related companies, has successfully completed over 100 acquisitions. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in London. For more information, please visit www.marlinequity.com.
About QualiTest Group
QualiTest Group is one of the world’s largest pure-play outsourced software testing and business assurance specialist with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and India. QualiTest focuses on large global enterprises in the technology, telecom, healthcare, finance, defense, media, utilities and retail industries and offers a wide range of testing solutions to meet customer’s business requirements, from engagement models to tailored testing by industry. QualiTest designs and delivers contextualized solutions utilizing unique testing-focused IP, products and methodologies that leverage deep industry-specific understanding with technology-specific competencies. For more information, please visit www.qualitestgroup.com.