Accela Continues Buying Spree With PublicStuff


Accela, a provider of civic technology solutions for state and local government has made another acquisition – New York-based PublicStuff. The move comes on the heels of a more than $143 million cash infusion from private equity firm Bregal Sagemount, which has allowed the firm to go on a bit of an buying spree.

The deal makes Accela one of the largest providers of service request and citizen relationship management (CRM) in the industry. PublicStuff offers local governments white-labeled citizen engagement apps and websites to extend access to city services, while integrating within government agency workflow. The PublicStuff software complements some of the applications already available in Accela’s product suite and app store.

“Now as part of the Accela family, we can take our vision to scale and help cut costs, improve response time and increase citizen engagement,” said Surya Yalamanchili, CEO, PublicStuff in a statement about the deal.

This is the latest expansion of Accela’s Civic Platform. As CivSource reported in April, the company also acquired Springbrook Software, based in Portland, Oregon, and SoftRight, based in Westford, Massachusetts. The acquisitions will provide the basis for a finance and administration offering that will become part of the platform.

In the past 12 months, Accela has acquired GeoTMS, an enhanced municipal software provider; Envista, a provider of right-of-way coordination software; IQM2, a provider of legislative management software; Kinsail; Government Outreach, and Decade Software.