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Engagement — Add-on Due Diligence

Code & Co. advises GUS Group ahead of its investment in DORNER Health IT Solutions, a leading provider of modern and integrated laboratory software

Founded over 40 years ago, DORNER has developed into one of the largest specialists for modern laboratory software solutions in the German-speaking region. The company has over 70 employees.

  • GUS Group to become the new majority shareholder in DORNER Health IT Solutions.
  • GUS Group to provide exceptional network, LIMS expertise, and financial strength to support DORNER’s growth as well as the continued development of existing products and new solutions.

With almost 40 years on the market, DORNER is one of the leading providers of IT for the healthcare sector. Its products optimize processes in clinics and laboratories. The company provides individually adapted and modularly combinable software solutions. As a leading provider of healthcare software solutions, it is in operation at over 9000 workstations.

DORNER also developed the first laboratory information systems (LIS / LIMS) together with the University of Freiburg. It remains state of the art to this day. The company anticipates additional opportunities to develop existing products further and work on entirely new products with the support of GUS Group.

As a process specialist, GUS Group develops, implements, and operates software that fully maps and efficiently controls companies’ processes. As such, GUS has been a sought-after solution partner for the process industry (pharmaceuticals, medical technology, chemicals, cosmetics, food) and for logistics for almost 40 years.

Code & Co. conducted an evaluation of DORNER Health IT Solution ahead of GUS Group’s investment in the company. This Tech & Product Due Diligence investigated development processes, DORNER’s technological infrastructure and architecture, as well as the overall software design. Furthermore, Code & Co. assessed the company’s product growth plans, its use of highly specific flows and processes, and conducted a technical risk assessment.

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