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Alten Group strikes deal to buy performance tester QA Consultants

Alex Rodov is the founder and CEO of QA Consultants
Alex Rodov

Canadian performance tester QA Consultants confirmed to QA Financial it has struck a deal for the company to be sold to France-based Alten Group.

For Alten Group, an international engineering and IT services company with more than 51,000 employees, the acquisition of QA Consultants makes a logical buy.

QA Consultants, which was founded in 1994 in Toronto, Canada, claims to be North America’s largest independent quality assurance and testing company.

It primarily focuses on QA testing, performance testing, automation testing, functionality testing, security testing, accessibility, software testing, quality engineering and quality assurance.

Although Alex Rodov, the founder and managing partner of QA Consultants, declined to disclose any financial details of the agreement, he did say all of QA’s 3,000 staff across North America will be added to Alten Group and there are no job losses anticipated.

“We set out almost 30 years ago to create the world’s best quality engineering services firm and we have emerged as the North American leader in identifying risk for small and large enterprises,” Rodov said.

“I am incredibly proud of what our organization has accomplished and am grateful to our employees for their contributions,” he continued.

“This transaction marks the start of an exciting new chapter for QA Consultants where we become part of a much larger enterprise with aligned cultures, allowing us to bring further value and capabilities to our customers,” Rodov stated.


For Alten Group, the acquisition of QA Consultants will compliment its own agile software development, data, cloud, infrastructure, and cybersecurity consultancy, according to Simon Azoulay, the company’s chairman and CEO.

Simon Azoulay
Simon Azoulay

The French firm was founded in 1988 in Paris and gradually grew a global presence. It currently has offices in close to 30 countries. The software giant focuses on security, innovation, R&D, and technological information systems.

“QA Consultants has established itself as a leader in software quality engineering, and this acquisition allows us to enhance our service offering across all industries and sectors with even more robust end-to-end software development services,” Azoulay said.

He stressed that QA Consultants will “continue to operate business as usual” and as an independent subsidiary of Alten. The two entities will not be merged.

QA Consultants’ senior leadership team will also remain in place, Azoulay added.

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