Chicago, IL – October 17, 2017– Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL), a leading middle market investment bank, is pleased to announce the sale of Quest Analytics to Vestar Capital Partners, which closed in August 2017. BGL’s Healthcare & Life Sciences team served as the exclusive financial advisor to Quest Analytics in the transaction. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
This transaction builds on BGL’s ongoing activity in the payer services and data analytics sector. BGL has completed transactions across the cost containment, benefit administration, data analytics, compliance, and transaction processing spectrum, and worked with virtually all categories of payers.
Quest Analytics, based in Appleton, WI and co-founded in 2003 by David H. Hill and John P. Weis, is a leader in health plan provider network management software and services. Mr. Hill and Mr. Weis will remain active in the business and will retain a substantial minority ownership stake in the company.
Health plan provider network access, adequacy, and accuracy standards vary by state and type of beneficiary. As health plan networks evolve to keep healthcare affordable, Quest Analytics provides critically important software and cloud-based solutions for both health plans and the regulators who monitor their performance.
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company acted as financial advisor to Quest Analytics and Foley & Lardner LLP provided transaction counsel. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal counsel to Vestar.
Quest Analytics is an independent solutions company, built without ownership ties to any health plan, providing commercial software development and consulting services for hundreds of health plans, consultants, and government agencies in the healthcare industry. The company has brought many innovative solutions to the market ranging from pioneering access analysis and disruption analysis tools to evolving network adequacy solutions and right-sized network design services. For more information, please visit www.questanalytics.com.
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading U.S. middle-market private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. Vestar invests and collaborates with incumbent management teams and private owners to build long- term enterprise value, with a focus on Consumer, Healthcare, and Business Services & Industrial Products. Since its founding in 1988, Vestar funds have completed more than 80 investments in companies – as well as more than 200 add-on acquisitions – with a total value of approximately $50 billion. For more information, please visit www.vestarcapital.com.
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company is a leading independent investment bank serving the middle market. BGL specializes in mergers and acquisitions advisory services, debt and equity placements, financial restructuring advice, and valuations and fairness opinions, with global industry teams in Business Services, Consumer & Retail, Environmental & Industrial Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Industrials, and Real Estate. BGL has offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Antonio, and San Diego in addition to Global M&A partner offices in more than 50 countries across 5 continents. BGL is able to deliver to our clients unparalleled access to strategic relationships, investors, and opportunities globally. For more information, please visit www.bglco.com.