Dude Solutions Acquires Windmill Software and its Senior Living Software TheWorxHub

by Jeff Shaw

CARY, N.C. and TORONTO — Expanding its senior living market presence, North Carolina-based Dude Solutions Inc., a software-as-a-service provider of operations management solutions, has acquired Canadian software company Windmill Software Inc., including its flagship senior living operations software, TheWorxHub. The acquisition will grow Dude Solutions’ senior living footprint and also marks the opening of a Dude Solutions Canadian office in Toronto. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Dude Solutions will continue to provide TheWorxHub suite of operations applications for more than 650 senior living communities in the U.S. and Canada. The acquisition will extend Dude Solutions’ support to other senior living departments – housekeeping, transportation, inventory, IT and others.

“I’m excited about the next phase of growth for the combined organization as this acquisition provides our team the scale and support needed to significantly increase our market penetration,” says Jo-Anne Kempe, Windmill’s president and founder who started the company in the 1980s. “There is a great cultural fit as Dude Solutions echoes our commitment to helping create successful senior living communities through powerful operations solutions.”

The acquisition is part of Dude Solutions’ 2015 growth initiative including plans to increase hiring for the senior living team. This is Dude Solutions’ first acquisition since it announced a growth investment of up to $100 million from Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, in February 2014.

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