QualiTest, the world’s second largest pure play software testing company, acquires the UK’s TCL Group,expanding its global...
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QualiTest, the world’s second largest pure play software testing company, acquires the UK’s TCL Group, expanding its global footprint and offering “Rightshore” testing – onshore or offshore, as needed

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  1. 1. QualiTest, the world’s second largest pure play software testing company, acquires the UK’s TCL Group,expanding its global footprint and offering “Rightshore” testing – onshore or offshore, as neededThe TCL acquisition solidifies QualiTest’s leadership position in outsourced software testing and Quality Assurance,grants it access to the UK market, a leading offshore testing facility in India and telecom testing expertise26 October 2012, London - QualiTest Group, a global leader in Quality Assurance and Software Testing Services,announced the acquisition of TCL, a global Software Testing firm, strengthening its position as the world’s secondlargest pure play testing services provider, adding a strong UK customer base and offshore testing abilities inBangalore, India.QualiTest Group employs over 1300 software testing professionals and provide a variety of software testingservices to a broad portfolio of clients, including global Fortune 500 companies.TCL, based in the UK, an independent Software Testing Consultancy that employs over 130 Test Professionals,started at the beginning of 2000, with offices in the UK in London, Bristol and Exeter; in Zurich, Switzerland; inCambridge, Massachusetts in the US; and in Bangalore, India.The acquisition will expand QualiTest’s testing service business in the UK and allow it to offer both onshore andoffshore testing, according to individual customer needs. Known for its strong customer base and telecomexpertise, TCL adds its telecom expertise and software testing training capabilities to QualiTest. QualiTest will nowdeliver managed testing services through local teams and offshore test facilities in Israel and India, reaching newcost efficiencies, global markets and a 24 hour time zone coverage. With the ability to support onshore, near shore,on-site and offshore testing, QualiTest will now offer its customers the “right” shore for their testing servicesneeds.The decision to join forces was prompted by market demand for increased innovation in the managed testingservices arena. Both the long-standing collaboration between the founders of both organizations and the greatcultural alignment between the two companies provided a strong platform of trust and respect upon which thedeal was ultimately built.Ayal Zylberman, QualiTest’s President, commented on the acquisition: “QualiTest is already the second largest pureplay software testing organization in the world and we wanted to make it a truly global organization to service ourclients around the world. I passionately believe that joining forces with TCL significantly extends our marketproposition and brings a strong cultural alignment. Having TCL on board shall allow QualiTest to better utilize itsinnovative solutions and introduce them to new markets."1
  2. 2. Stewart Noakes, TCL’s Co-founder and Chairman, added, "TCL’s enduring vision is to become a world wide, worldclass center for software testing. After several years of close collaboration with Ayal and his team at QualiTest webelieve joining forces will significantly accelerate that journey and deliver the market what it is asking for in a trulyglobal pure play testing company." After the acquisition, Mr. Noakes will continue with QualiTest as CEO of the UKand India divisions.About QualiTestQualiTest Group is a global leading QA and testing company that is committed to improving quality by providingsuperior QA solutions and advanced methodologies to customers and partners worldwide. Through QualiTests1300 software testing professionals in 11 branches, QualiTest provides a variety of services to a broad portfolio ofclients that include large and small organizations and global Fortune 500 companies. For more information, go towww.qualitestgroup.com.About TCLTCL is an independent Software Testing Consultancy that employs over 130 Test Professionals. Originally foundedby Stewart Noakes and Tony Prosser at the beginning of 2000, the company exists to meet the needs of our clientswho strive to ensure that their IT projects create value and demonstrate return for their investment. TCL is gearedto deliver services in all areas of software testing including functional, non functional and process improvement.www.tcl-global.com2

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