New investor supports further growth!

GUS-Group acquires a stake in DORNER Health IT Solution

DORNER Health IT Solutions has been able to gain an investor with the GUS Group. The Cologne-based company is a leading provider of integrated software solutions in the DACH region. The group of companies generates annual sales of around 60 million euros and currently has over 660 employees.

Karl-Eugen Dorner (CEO) and his two sons, Matthias Stromberger and Christian Dorner, are delighted about this milestone in the company's history:

Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear customers,

Many of you have known the DORNER company for many years, trusting in the quality of our software solutions and our service. We are proud of that. I laid the foundation for DORNER almost 40 years ago. In the meantime, we have developed into one of the largest specialists for modern laboratory software solutions in the German-speaking region and serve our customers with a team of over 70 employees. They work every day to ensure that you can work successfully with our software and develop our products into ever more powerful solutions for your everyday work.

As the founder of the company, I, Karl-Eugen Dorner, have managed the DORNER company from day one. I have a long and intensive working life behind me, which has given me and my family a lot of pleasure, also thanks to you. My sons Matthias Stromberger and Christian Dorner, who have already held management positions at DORNER for many years as co-partners, will jointly take over the management of the company from the beginning of 2022 and ensure that DORNER continues to focus all its energy on its proven strategy, quality standards and range of services for you in the future.

In order to equip DORNER even better for the challenges of the future, I made the decision together with Matthias and Christian to bring a strong investment partner on board to secure and support the future development of the company. With the GUS Group ( we have found our partner of choice. GUS is a market-leading European provider of software solutions in process industries in German-speaking countries and beyond. Our new partner brings an excellent network, expertise in LIMS, resources as well as financial strength to support the growth of the DORNER company, the further development of our sought-after products as well as the introduction of new solutions in the future.

We, Karl-Eugen Dorner, Matthias Stromberger and Christian Dorner, will shortly sell the majority of our company shares to GUS. Matthias and Christian will retain a significant minority shareholding and will manage the fortunes of DORNER from our company headquarters in Müllheim, while Karl-Eugen will continue to support the company in an advisory capacity in the coming years. Thus, the management of the company will remain unchanged in our hands and nothing will change for you as our customers and business partners as a result of the new shareholder structure.

Together with GUS, DORNER will continue to build on the good cooperation with and good relations to you in the future. With GUS as the new majority shareholder in the background, we will provide you with the same reliable service and high quality as in the past. The flexibility we gain from GUS's financial strength will give DORNER additional opportunities to further develop products and to develop new products. In this way, not only DORNER benefits from the entry of GUS, but also you directly.

The successful development of DORNER would not have been possible in this form without the good cooperation with you. For this reason, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for placing your trust in our products - in some cases for more than 30 years. At the same time, we assure you that you can continue to count on us in the future and we look forward to further successful cooperation.

Kind regards

Karl-Eugen Dorner, Matthias Stromberger, Christian Dorner

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