Qqest Software Systems Inc., a developer and distributor of specialized software applications for small businesses, has been acquired by Unique Investment Corp. in Anaheim, Calif.

Qqest, based in Salt Lake City, was formed in 1992. It develops, markets and distributes human resource, equipment management and inventory control software applications and had $6.5 million in sales in 1997. Specific terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, according to a press release.Unique Investment Corp. specializes in the acquisition and management of middle-market companies.