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What Our Acquisition by Berkshire Partners Means for Customers and Partners

On Friday, September 29, 2017, Accela, Inc. was acquired by Berkshire Partners, LLC, a Boston-based investment firm. This is exciting news for Accela, our customers and partners. The change of ownership was affected through a merger transaction, and Accela will continue to operate as “Accela, Inc.”  Berkshire Partners brings over 30 years of investment experience and expertise, and has a strong track record of partnering with companies to achieve substantial growth – they are investing in Accela’s future, our vision and our team. A copy of the Berkshire Partners press release can be found here. With this development, there are undoubtedly questions about what this acquisition means for our customers and partners. From all sides, it should be business as usual. We anticipate the investment from Berkshire will enable us to continue to grow and provide industry-leading solutions for governments of all sizes worldwide, and allow us to dedicate more resources to the develop......
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Offering Complimentary Use of Our Hurricane Damage Assessment Solution

In response to the recent hurricanes in Eastern Texas and Florida, Accela is offering every impacted jurisdiction free access to our Rapid Damage Assessment (RDA) cloud solution to streamline the inspection efforts necessary to get displaced residents back into their homes quickly and safely. The RDA cloud solution includes: Mobile inspections Bulk Inspection record creation and assignments Public-facing portal for reporting of RDA results by address and area Streamlined FEMA relief reporting  Accela was proud to work with the City of New Orleans in a similar relief effort after Hurricane Katrina. The software solution played a significant role in decreasing the timeline of New Orleans’ damage assessment work. If you are a jurisdiction in need of building inspection assistance after Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will work to quickly get your community set up for inspections and help ensure a safe return to the structures t......
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