Clearlake Capital-Backed Dude Solutions Acquires Confirm

SANTA MONICA, CA and CARY, NC – December 9, 2020 – Dude Solutions, the leading SaaS provider of cloud-based operations management software, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates “Clearlake”), today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Confirm® from Precisely. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Confirm software enables public sector organizations to deliver critical infrastructure services, maximize operational efficiencies and leverage internet of things (“IoT”) technology to unlock smart applications and use cases. The addition of Confirm broadens the Dude Solutions product portfolio serving public sector clients, offering smart city solutions that help organizations implement strategies to extend asset lives, increase citizen responsiveness and optimize mobile workforces. The acquisition also extends Dude Solutions’ presence geographically in both EMEA and APAC.

“Dude Solutions’ acquisition of Confirm brings together global expertise in the strategic asset and operations management industries, as well as world-class products and solutions for government clients,” said Kevin Kemmerer, Dude Solutions Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to add the veteran Confirm team, platform and services, which offers councils and governments an unmatched product platform for smart infrastructure asset management. Together with Confirm, we look forward to delivering the most innovative solutions as we serve the unique and evolving needs of our clients.”

The acquisition of Confirm reflects the commitment by Dude Solutions to accelerate growth through product innovation and strategic acquisitions. It represents the company’s eighth acquisition in the past six years, and its second under sponsorship from Clearlake.

“Confirm is a natural complement to the Dude Solutions platform with a suite of leading software solutions that help governments extend the useful lives of assets,” said Prashant Mehrotra, Partner and Managing Director, and Paul Huber, Principal, of Clearlake. “Confirm has demonstrated a unique ability to deliver long lasting value to asset custodians around the world and we look forward to transforming the way that infrastructure is managed through our combined product offerings.”