Joelson advises Qualitest’s management team on the Investment by Bridgepoint

Joelson, the London law firm, has advised CEO Norm Merritt and the Management Team of Qualitest, on the company’s sale and their co-investment with Bridgepoint.

Qualitest is the world’s largest independent managed services provider of quality assurance and testing solutions, offering expertise in a range of industries across the globe including financial services, insurance, media and entertainment, retail, technology, gaming and telecom.

Chris Wilmot, CFO at Qualitest said “Thank you to Phil and his team for delivering fast, effective and pragmatic advice to help produce a great deal for all parties. We welcome Bridgepoint as an investor and look forward to working with them to continue to grow our solutions, capabilities and to better serve our clients.”

Phil Hails-Smith, Corporate Partner at Joelson said “We are pleased to have been able to advise the Management Team on this transaction and look forward to working with the team and the business as it expands its client base and global footprint with the support and experience of Bridgepoint. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work on such a high-profile transaction for a quality management team and a truly multi-national business.”

The Joelson Corporate Team was led by Partner Phil Hails-Smith with support from Partner Matthew Overton, Associates Gayle Hawke and Naimi Shah, Solicitor Kate Morter and Trainee Solicitor Sidra Tahirkheli. The team provided legal counsel to Qualitest’s management team on the sale of their equity as part of this transaction together with their ongoing equity participation.

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