Marlin acquires NCC ST, will merge with QualiTest

Marlin Equity Partners has acquired UK-based NCC Group SDLC Limited, a software testing business unit of NCC Group plc. No financial terms were disclosed. Marlin will merge NCC ST with portfolio company QualiTest.

PRESS RELEASE

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, May 24, 2018 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired NCC Group SDLC Limited (“NCC ST”), the software testing business unit of NCC Group plc. NCC ST is a leading specialist and provider of tailored solutions in software testing, quality assurance and test consultancy in the U.K., including performance and functional testing, bespoke automation tools and digital transformation assurance services. NCC ST will be merged with QualiTest, a Marlin portfolio company, further strengthening QualiTest’s sector expertise in public-sector and financial services projects and expanding its U.K. presence.

“The acquisition of NCC ST is consistent with our objective to continue expanding our global presence and enhancing the value proposition of our offerings,” said Ayal Zylberman, chief executive officer of QualiTest. “With its stellar reputation for bespoke delivery, deep sector expertise, and thought leadership, NCC ST represents an excellent strategic fit that not only significantly increases our scale in the U.K., but also boosts our industry knowledge which will benefit both QualiTest and NCC ST customers alike.”

“NCC ST represents an exciting opportunity to acquire an attractive blue-chip customer base and strengthen QualiTest’s existing software testing capabilities,” said Jan-Olivier Fillols, a principal at Marlin. “We are excited to unlock the benefits of another attractive add-on acquisition, which will deliver increased domain knowledge and geographic scale for Qualitest, together with better services for its clients.”

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 120 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 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 customers’ 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.