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Another Week, Another Acquisition in the Core Space

June 01 2016 | Karen Furtado

Duck Creek Technologies and APAX Partners are not wasting any time to deliver expanded capabilities with the acquisition of Agencyport. This acquisition is a great compliment of strategic digital capabilities to a leader in the core suite platform.  So is this a new trend in the core space with other...

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Impact of Private Equity in Insurance: The Accenture and Apax Partners Transaction

April 19 2016 | Karen Furtado

The insurance industry is abuzz with the recent announcement of a joint venture between Accenture and Apax Partners, a private equity group, to further develop Duck Creek solutions into end-to-end, cloud-based core systems. Significant outside capital has become a game changer in the industry in general, but this is a...

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Frozen In: What Insurers Can Learn from the Bedford Swans

February 12 2016 | Karen Furtado

Recently, I ran across a local news story that just might have some surprising applications for insurers. In early January, several swans in Bedford, MA had to be rescued from a frozen pond. As the temperature plunged overnight, the swans had become trapped in the ice.

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