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Duck Creek's IPO prices above expectations, to value company at nearly $3.5 billion

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By Tomi Kilgore

Duck Creek Technologies Inc.'s /zigman2/quotes/206556281/composite DCT -1.70% initial public offering priced late Thursday above the expected range, as the Boston-based provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) for the property and casualty insurance industry raised $405 million. The company sold 15 million shares at $27 a share, above the expecting pricing of $23 to $25 a share, which was raised from a previously expected range of $19 to $21. With 128.3 million shares outstanding, the IPO pricing values the company at $3.46 billion. If the underwriters exercise all the options to buy additional shares, the company could raise $465.8 million and be valued at $3.53 billion. Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and BofA Securities are the lead book-running managers. Duck Creek is going public at a good time for the IPO market, as the Renaissance IPO ETF /zigman2/quotes/207665280/composite IPO +0.81% has rallied 31.0% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.21% has gained 18.3%.

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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 43.35
-0.75 -1.70%
Volume: 198,578
Sept. 29, 2020 1:55p
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US : U.S.: NYSE Arca
$ 52.07
+0.42 +0.81%
Volume: 176,918
Sept. 29, 2020 1:53p
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US : S&P US
3,344.46
-7.14 -0.21%
Volume: 1.15B
Sept. 29, 2020 1:56p
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