M&A Deal Summary

Vestar Capital Partners Acquires Quest Analytics

On August 22, 2017, private equity firm Vestar Capital Partners acquired software company Quest Analytics

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Vestar Capital Partners’ 3rd transaction in the Software sector.
  • This is Vestar Capital Partners’ 59th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Vestar Capital Partners’ 1st transaction in Wisconsin.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-08-22
Target Quest Analytics
Sector Software
Buyer(s) Vestar Capital Partners
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Advisor(s) Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. (Financial)

Target

Quest Analytics

Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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Quest Analytics is a provider of commercial software development and consulting services for hundreds of health plans, consultants, and government agencies in the healthcare industry. Quest Analytics was founded in 2003 and is based in Appleton, Wisconsin.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Vestar Capital Partners

New York, New York, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1988
PE ASSETS 7.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Vestar Capital Partners is a private equity firm that targets management buyouts and growth capital investments across North America and Europe in the consumer, business services, and healthcare sectors. The Firm looks to invest $50 to $150 million in transactions valued up to $1 billion. Specific areas of interest include food, apparel, household goods, retail, consumer services, industrial services, information services, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, financial services, media/communications, digital health media, and medical technology. Vestar Capital Partners was formed in 1988 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 74 of 81
Sector (Software) 3 of 3
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 40 of 40
State (Wisconsin) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 59 of 65
Year (2017) 2 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-03-02 Edward Don & Company

Woodridge, Illinois, United States

Edward Don & Co. is a distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies to all types of foodservice businesses including independent restaurants, national chains, health care, hospitality, country clubs, schools and universities, government institutions, and foodservice management.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-09-07 ISS

Rockville, Maryland, United States

Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. is a provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. ISS’ solutions include objective governance research and recommendations; RI data, analytics, advisory, and research; end-to-end proxy voting and distribution solutions; turnkey securities class-action claims management (provided by Securities Class Action Services, LLC); and reliable global governance data and modeling tools. Clients rely on ISS’ expertise to help them make informed corporate governance and responsible investment decisions. Institutional Shareholder Services was formed in 1985 and is based in Rockville, Maryland.

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