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Clearlake Capital acquires Quest

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Clearlake Capital Group has completed its acquisition of cybersecurity, data intelligence, and IT operations management software provider Quest Software.

Founded in 1987, Quest Software will continue to be led by Quest CEO Patrick Nichols, supported by the existing executive management team. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“As the world relies more and more on digital applications, organisations are continuing to look to Quest to manage strategic enterprise IT functions and enable increased cybersecurity and greater productivity,” said Nichols.

“With Clearlake as our partner, Quest will continue to innovate and evolve our solutions to address the various challenges businesses are facing today, ranging from application migration and cloud deployment to data protection and security resiliency.”

Behdad Eghbali, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, and Prashant Mehrotra, Partner at Clearlake, added, “Quest is an exciting addition to Clearlake’s cybersecurity and infrastructure software portfolio, and we are thrilled to begin our partnership with Patrick and the company’s talented management team.”

“We believe that Quest is well positioned to continue leading the identity-centric cybersecurity, data intelligence, and IT operations markets, both organically and through an accelerated buy-and-build strategy, utilising Clearlake’s software industry experience and O.P.S. value creation framework.”

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