Like TaxACT

cancelled 11/1/2011 via Bloomberg

H & R Block, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of TaxACT

synopsis: H&R Block Inc. was barred by a federal judge from proceeding with its proposed $287.5 million acquisition of the maker of TaxAct products because it would diminish competition in the tax preparation market.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. "
target: TaxACT
2nd Story Software is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and providing Web-based services directly to consumers. TaxACT gives users well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing best value for customers.
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closed 1/31/2012 via BusinessWire

InfoSpace, Inc., acquired TaxACT

synopsis: InfoSpace, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of TaxACT, a leading provider of online tax solutions. TaxACT is a privately held company founded in 1998 and critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and Web-based services directly for consumers.
buyer: InfoSpace, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
InfoSpace, Inc., a developer of metasearch products, is focused on bringing the best of the Web to Internet users. InfoSpace's proprietary metasearch technology combines the top results from several of the largest online search engines, providing fast and comprehensive search results. "
target parent: TA Associates
target: TaxACT
Founded in 1998, TaxACT is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and Web-based services directly for consumers. TaxACT was the first to offer free Federal tax software and free e-file to all American taxpayers.
price ($mm)[EV]
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$78
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
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7.0x
closed 12/20/2010 via PR Newswire

Banks.com, Inc., acquired FileLater

synopsis: Banks.com, Inc., operator of financial services focused media properties announced it has acquired FileLater.com, a leader in the online tax extension industry and a portfolio of tax-related Internet domains.
buyer: Banks.com, Inc. (BNX:$0.00)
Banks.com, Inc. operates Internet media properties that provide targeted online advertising and services primarily in the financial services sector. Banks.com provides access to financial content, including financial news, blogs, interest-rate tables, stock quotes, and financial calculators. "
target: FileLater
FileLater is proud to be the first company on the Internet to offer both personal tax extensions and business tax extensions through IRS e-file. FileLater has created an easy-to-use online application that will guides users step by step in submitting a request for a 6 month tax extension.
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$0.18
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closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

Wealthsimple, acquired SimpleTax Software Inc.

synopsis: Wealthsimple, Canada's leading online investment service, announced that it has acquired SimpleTax, a Canadian web-based tax preparation service that makes preparing and filing tax returns quick and easy. Together, the companies aim to further their joint mission of making financial tools simple and accessible to everyone.
buyer: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is Canada's leading online investment manager, making smart and simple investing accessible to all Canadians with low minimums and low fees. Their on-demand financial planning services and investment advice educate clients and keep their investments on track. "
target: SimpleTax Software Inc.
SimpleTax is an award-winning Canadian tax software that makes taxes easy. They believe people deserve better: taxes should be easy and transparent enough to do them alone; the cost to prepare a return should be fair; tax software should be friendly, fast, and fun. That's where SimpleTax comes in.
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closed 12/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Credit Karma, acquired OnePriceTaxes.com

synopsis: Credit Karma entered the more than $2 billion online tax preparation industry with its acquisition of AFJC Corporation, a provider of online tax preparation, filing solutions and related services. AFJC Corporation operated the online self-directed tax preparation and filing service, OnePriceTaxes, and Tax Preparer Solutions.
buyer: Credit Karma
Home of the truly free credit score, Credit Karma helps 60+ million consumers track, maintain, & improve credit health with valuable, free tools and info. "
target: OnePriceTaxes.com
OnePriceTaxes has been making online tax filing easy, accurate, and affordable since 2007. Founded by AFJC Corporation, OnePriceTaxes.com was developed here in the U.S. to make online tax filing quick and easy, for one low price.
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closed 8/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Intuit, Inc., acquired GoodApril

synopsis: Intuit has bought GoodApril for an undisclosed price. GoodApril makes tax-planning software intended to help users reduce their annual tax bill. Their tax monitoring solution helps users to predict and correct tax mistakes before they happen, and save their money.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$6,593.00)
Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. "
target: GoodApril
GoodApril is an online tax planning solution for individual American taxpayers. Their tax monitoring solution helps users to predict and correct tax mistakes before they happen, and save their money.
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$20
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closed 8/18/2010 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired TaxSimple, Inc.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters has acquired the assets of TaxSimple, one of the last independent tax software companies in the tax preparation market. But instead of folding the product line, Thomson is going to use the acquired business to address the small firm market and won't kill TaxSimple products.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,721.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: TaxSimple, Inc.
Since 1983, TaxSimple has consistently served the financial industry with state-of-the-art computer software. TaxSimple's goal is to provide world-class software solutions and services at one point to meet all your needs.
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closed 1/8/2007 via BusinessWire

Liberty Tax Service, acquired eSmartTax

synopsis: Liberty Tax Service announced the acquisition of eSmartTax, the Internet income tax preparation business of San Jose, California-based C&S Technologies. Liberty Tax Service and H&R Block are now the only two national tax preparation firms that offer both an online and brick-and-mortar solution.
buyer: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service is the fastest growing retail tax preparation company in the industry’s history.Liberty Tax Service operates 2,450 offices throughout the United States and Canada,. The company focuses on computerized income tax preparation, electronic filing and refund loans. "
target: eSmartTax
eSmartTax is the Internet income tax preparation business of San Jose, California-based C&S Technologies.
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closed 9/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Smartsteuer GmbH, acquired Steuerbot GmbH

synopsis: Smartsteuer, Germany's leading provider of online tax returns for private individuals, the self-employed and small businesses, has acquired Steuerbot, a mobile app in Germany that helps make income tax returns quick and easy. Steuerbot is free and addresses the needs of students, people with part-time jobs, and people who have just started working.
buyer parent: Rudolf Haufe Verlag GmBH & Co KG
buyer: Smartsteuer GmbH
Smartsteuer is Germany's leading provider of online tax returns for private individuals, the self-employed, and small businesses. Smartsteuer allows anyone to file their own tax returns quickly and easily at a low cost. "
target: Steuerbot GmbH
Steuerbot is a mobile app in Germany that helps make income tax returns quick and easy. The app asks simple questions and generates tax returns based on the users answers. Steuerbot is free and addresses the needs of students, people with part-time jobs, and people who have just started working.
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closed 4/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Linx S.A., acquired Hiper Software S.A.

synopsis: Linx acquired all shares of Brazil-based Hiper Software. Founded in 2012, Hiper is a software house focused on SaaS solutions for micro and small retailers with over 15,000 active customers in 2,000 municipalities and more than 600 distribution channels.
buyer: Linx S.A. (BOVESPA:LINX3:$178.21)
Linx is a company in Brazil that offers ERP and POS management software to the retail sector. The company offers specific solutions for a variety of businesses, these include gas stations, dealerships, food, fashion, optical shops, drugstores, supermarkets, electronics, home decor, and more. "
target: Hiper Software S.A.
Hiper is a Brazilian software house focused on SaaS solutions for micro and small retailers with over 15,000 active customers in 2,000 municipalities and more than 600 distribution channels. Hiper gives retailers total control of their sales and inventory.
price ($mm)
$4.55
rev ($mm)
$3
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3.8x
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closed 3/28/2019 via PR Web

Togetherwork, acquired File990.org

synopsis: Togetherwork, the emerging leader in Group Management Software and Payments, has acquired File990.org, a trusted provider of tax filing services for nonprofit organizations. File990.org is the easiest way for non-profits to file their 990N and 990EZ returns online. Their intuitive system enables users to complete and submit their forms in minutes.
buyer parent: GI Partners
buyer: Togetherwork
Togetherwork is the emerging leader in software and payments for groups and organizations of all kinds, helping them grow, become more efficient, increase revenues, and provide excellent service to their members and constituents. Togetherwork serves charities, sports leagues and more. "
target: File990.org
File990.org is a trusted provider of tax filing services for nonprofit organizations. File990.org is the fastest, safest, and easiest way for non-profits to file their 990N and 990EZ returns online. Their intuitive and user-friendly system enables users to complete and submit their forms in minutes.
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closed 1/19/2016 via Company Press Release

HgCapital, acquired Sovos Compliance

synopsis: HgCapital, a sector expert private equity investor, announced a majority investment in Sovos Compliance, a leading provider of regulatory tax compliance software, headquartered in Boston, USA.
buyer: HgCapital
HgCapital is a robust and properly aligned private equity investment firm. Their investment teams manage three investment funds, HgCapital 7, their latest mid-market buyout fund, RPP2 their renewable energy infrastructure fund and HgCapital Mercury, their TMT-focused small buyout fund. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: Sovos Compliance
Sovos Compliance designs technology solutions to help businesses meet the demands of their unique tax compliance and reporting obligations. Sovos combines the trusted industry expertise and global research capabilities of Convey, Taxware, and VAT Resource.
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closed 12/18/2012 via PR Newswire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired ADP Taxware

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners announced it has completed its acquisition of the Taxware business from ADP in an agreement that was announced on November 6th, 2012. The company will continue to use the Taxware name, a trusted brand in the sales, use and value added tax industry since 1979.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin, invests over $6.6 billion in capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target parent: Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
target: ADP Taxware
ADP Taxware's Taxware Enterprise combines market leading tax research with the latest technology. Operating as an integral part of an existing financial or accounting system, Taxware Enterprise automatically calculates taxes for sales, purchases and rentals.
price ($mm)
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$50
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0.0x
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closed 5/17/2011 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters, acquired Mastersaf

synopsis: Thomson Reuters has acquired Mastersaf, a top provider of tax and accounting solutions for companies operating in Brazil. Mastersaf is a powerful complement to the Thomson Reuters global portfolio of legal, tax and accounting products.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,721.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: Mastersaf
Mastersaf is a top provider of tax and accounting solutions for companies operating in Brazil. It offers a wide array of products and solutions including a tax and accounting compliance suite, E-invoicing software, and LegisCenter, an online information portal for tax rates and rules.
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closed 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Hyperion Technologies Inc., purchased Rocket and CryptoTaxes from Vanbex Group Inc

synopsis: Hyperion has acquired the blockchain technology products Rocket and CryptoTaxes from Vancouver-based blockchain technology firm Vanbex. Rocket offers a smart contract solution for creation, deployment, and issuance of digital assets, and CryptoTaxes simplifies tax filings for capital gains and losses in relation to crypto asset trading.
buyer: Hyperion Technologies Inc.
Hyperion is the first global marketplace for securities and cryptocurrencies on one platform. Hyperion allows investors to seamlessly invest in new assets and security tokens using cryptocurrencies or fiat, and have their capital placed without delay. "
seller: Vanbex Group Inc
Rocket is an end-to-end solution for launching security tokens using proprietary smart contracts. CryptoTaxes is a simplified tax solution developed for cryptocurrency traders to calculate their capital gains and losses from digital asset trading for annual tax filings.
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closed 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vayana Network, acquired SahiGST

synopsis: Vayana Network, a financing network in India, has acquired SahiGST, an Indian company that offers a cloud-based GST return filing and compliance solution. SahiGST's solution covers all types of GST returns and helps businesses be more efficient in managing their GST filings and reconciliation.
buyer: Vayana Network
Vayana Network is a financing network in India that enables Businesses and their Trade Partners to capture their entire receivable and payable trades electronically and finance through Banks and Financial Institutions. "
target: SahiGST
Founded in 2016, SahiGST is an Indian company that offers a cloud-based GST return filing and compliance solution. The platform covers all types of GST returns and helps businesses be more efficient in managing their GST filings and reconciliation.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

European Legal Service, acquired Nalogia

synopsis: The European Legal Service, a Russian company that offers a full range of online legal services, has acquired a 70% stake in Nalogia, a set of web-tools for personal taxation in Russia. Nalogia strives to help Russian taxpayers understand the basics of Russia's tax laws and conveniently prepare and file tax declarations online.
buyer: European Legal Service
Founded in 2007, the European Legal Service is a Russian company that offers a full range of online legal services - from urgent legal advice to representation in court. The European Legal Service has 164 lawyers that are dedicated to protecting and supporting their clients 24/7. "
target: Nalogia
Nalogia is a set of web-tools for personal taxation in Russia. Nalogia strives to help Russian taxpayers understand the basics of Russia's tax laws, conveniently prepare and file tax declarations online, easily pay taxes, and apply for tax refunds.
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announced 6/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Exact Holding N.V., will acquire Dièse Finance

synopsis: Exact Group, a leading global supplier of complete ERP solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises, announces an agreement to acquire the French Tax management software provider Dièse Finance. Dièse serves over 10,000 companies. Its ‘Webtaxes’ web based platform, enables customers to prepare, approve and file electronic tax returns.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Exact Holding N.V. (EXACT:$199.46)
Exact is a leading global supplier of complete ERP solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises. Exact develops award-winning business software for companies around the globe. Exact’s innovative SaaS and on-premise software is used by local and international companies in a variety of industries."
target: Dièse Finance
Founded in 1989, Dièse Finance provides online tax management software for businesses and certified accountants. Dièse serves over 10,000 companies, ranging from SMEs to large corporations. Its ‘Webtaxes’ web based platform, enables customers to prepare, approve and file electronic tax returns.
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closed 5/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Asure Software, Inc., acquired Evolution HCM

synopsis: Asure Software, a leading provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) and Digital Workplace software, announced that it has acquired iSystems, LLC. iSystems through its flagship product, Evolution HCM, offers payroll, tax management and HR software combined with comprehensive back-end service bureau tools to service providers across the U.S.
buyer: Asure Software, Inc. (ASUR:$99.48)
Asure Software, Inc. offers intuitive and innovative technologies that enable companies of all sizes and complexities to operate more efficiently. The company ensures a high-performing work environment by integrating its "keep it simple" solutions and expertise to more than 7,000 clients worldwide. "
target: Evolution HCM
Evolution HCM offers payroll, tax management and HR software combined with comprehensive back-end service bureau tools to service providers across the United States.
price ($mm)
$59
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$13
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4.6x
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closed 7/2/2014 via PE Hub

Taxware, acquired Convey Compliance Systems

synopsis: Taxware, a global provider of indirect tax software, managed services, and regulatory content is merging with Convey Compliance Systems, the #1 private third-party filer of 1099 forms. Taxware is a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Taxware
Taxware provides sales, use and value added tax determination and compliance software as well as compliance outsourcing solutions to more than 1,200 customers. Taxware’s tax management solution integrates with a wide-array of ERP, e-commerce and POS systems. "
target: Convey Compliance Systems
Convey is focused on providing technology tools and services to simplify and reduce costs related to tax information reporting. Convey is at the forefront of the industry for providing third-party reporting technology and services to over 2,000 clients.
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closed 10/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

TaxACT, acquired Balance Financial, Inc.

synopsis: Balance Financial has been acquired by Blucora's TaxAct subsidiary. Balance Financial, Inc. is a financial analytics company focused on helping individuals and families live a balanced financial life. The company assigns personal bookkeepers to manage their client’s daily finances.
buyer parent: Blucora, Inc.
buyer: TaxACT
Founded in 1998, TaxACT is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and Web-based services directly for consumers. TaxACT was the first to offer free Federal tax software and free e-file to all American taxpayers. "
target: Balance Financial, Inc.
Balance Financial, Inc. is a financial analytics company focused on helping individuals and families live a balanced financial life. The company assigns personal bookkeepers to manage their clients daily finances.
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closed 1/31/2012 via BusinessWire

InfoSpace, Inc., acquired TaxACT

synopsis: InfoSpace, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of TaxACT, a leading provider of online tax solutions. TaxACT is a privately held company founded in 1998 and critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and Web-based services directly for consumers.
buyer: InfoSpace, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
InfoSpace, Inc., a developer of metasearch products, is focused on bringing the best of the Web to Internet users. InfoSpace's proprietary metasearch technology combines the top results from several of the largest online search engines, providing fast and comprehensive search results. "
target parent: TA Associates
target: TaxACT
Founded in 1998, TaxACT is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and Web-based services directly for consumers. TaxACT was the first to offer free Federal tax software and free e-file to all American taxpayers.
price ($mm)[EV]
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$78
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$35
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7.0x
cancelled 11/1/2011 via Bloomberg

H & R Block, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of TaxACT

synopsis: H&R Block Inc. was barred by a federal judge from proceeding with its proposed $287.5 million acquisition of the maker of TaxAct products because it would diminish competition in the tax preparation market.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. "
target: TaxACT
2nd Story Software is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and providing Web-based services directly to consumers. TaxACT gives users well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing best value for customers.
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closed 7/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

H & R Block, Inc., acquired Wave Financials Inc.

synopsis: H&R Block, Inc. has acquired Canda-based Wave HQ Inc., a rapidly growing financial solutions platform focused on changing the way small business owners manage their finances. Wave provides accounting, invoicing, payroll, and payments software solutions, as well as bookkeeping services, built into a comprehensive platform.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block, Inc. is a global consumer tax services provider. Tax return preparation services are provided by professional tax preparers in company-owned and franchise retail tax offices, and through H&R Block tax software products. H&R Block also offers adjacent Tax Plus products and services. "
target: Wave Financials Inc.
Canada-based Wave Financial Inc. provides software solutions and related services designed to help small business owners manage their finances. Wave provides accounting, invoicing, payroll, and payments software solutions, as well as bookkeeping services, built into a comprehensive platform.
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closed 4/16/2013 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting, acquired TaxWorks

synopsis: The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has announced that it has acquired select assets of the TaxWorks software line from RedGear Technologies. TaxWorks, Inc. develops tax preparation software solutions for professional tax preparers.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting
Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting is the leading provider of technology and information solutions, as well as integrated tax compliance software and services to accounting, tax and corporate finance professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms and government. "
target parent: H & R Block, Inc.
target: TaxWorks
TaxWorks, Inc. develops tax preparation software solutions for professional tax preparers. The company offers TaxWorks,1040WORKS, and ARKWORKS. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Kaysville, Utah.
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cancelled 11/1/2011 via Bloomberg

H & R Block, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of TaxACT

synopsis: H&R Block Inc. was barred by a federal judge from proceeding with its proposed $287.5 million acquisition of the maker of TaxAct products because it would diminish competition in the tax preparation market.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. "
target: TaxACT
2nd Story Software is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and providing Web-based services directly to consumers. TaxACT gives users well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing best value for customers.
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closed 7/7/2005 via BusinessWire

H & R Block, Inc., acquired TaxNet, Inc.

synopsis: To accelerate its growth in the online and packaged software tax industry, H&R Block today announced it has acquired TaxNet(TM) Inc., a San Diego, Calif.-based provider of customized online tax services.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block is the world's largest tax services provider, having served more than 400 million clients since 1955. The sixth-largest retailer in the world, H&R Block has more than 12,000 locations serving taxpayers primarily in the United States, Canada and Australia. "
target: TaxNet, Inc.
TaxNet was created to provide taxpayers with a simple and intelligent tax preparation experience and to do it at a fraction of the cost of other products. TaxNet is designed by tax and software usability experts, providing depth of tax content and accuracy with an innovative interface and approach.
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closed 5/5/2004 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired CIC Enterprises

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk management solutions provider, announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of CIC Enterprises, an Indianapolis based company specializing in the identification and processing of tax and incentive credits, sales and use-tax services, transportation tax services and tax consulting services.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: CIC Enterprises
There is a lot at stake in tax retrieval and compliance with government programs. Because it is our specialty, no one knows that better than us. There is good reason for you to place your trust in our capable services. Since 1980, CIC Enterprises has provided leading businesses with comprehensive g
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closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

Wealthsimple, acquired SimpleTax Software Inc.

synopsis: Wealthsimple, Canada's leading online investment service, announced that it has acquired SimpleTax, a Canadian web-based tax preparation service that makes preparing and filing tax returns quick and easy. Together, the companies aim to further their joint mission of making financial tools simple and accessible to everyone.
buyer: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is Canada's leading online investment manager, making smart and simple investing accessible to all Canadians with low minimums and low fees. Their on-demand financial planning services and investment advice educate clients and keep their investments on track. "
target: SimpleTax Software Inc.
SimpleTax is an award-winning Canadian tax software that makes taxes easy. They believe people deserve better: taxes should be easy and transparent enough to do them alone; the cost to prepare a return should be fair; tax software should be friendly, fast, and fun. That's where SimpleTax comes in.
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closed 2/23/2017 via PR Newswire

Ernst & Young, LLP, acquired TaxChat

synopsis: Ernst & Young LLP, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, has acquired certain tax technology platform assets from TaxChat, LLC, an innovative startup that focused on mobile, on-demand tax preparation services.
buyer: Ernst & Young, LLP
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services they deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. "
target: TaxChat
TaxChat automatically connects clients to the best tax preparers in the U.S. and enables clients to have their returns prepared entirely on mobile.
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announced 2/2/2012 via PR Newswire

KPMG International, will purchase Indirect Tax Managed Services Business from OneSource

synopsis: Propelling itself into position as a global market leader in indirect tax compliance services, KPMG LLP announced its acquisition of the U.S. assets of Thomson Reuters Corporation's widely respected ONESOURCE® Indirect Tax Managed Services business.
buyer: KPMG International
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. The company operates in 150 countries and has 138,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. "
seller parent: Thomson Reuters
seller: OneSource
ONESOURCE is a breakthrough tax product platform provided by the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. It enables tax departments of all sizes to better manage compliance and risk.
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announced 6/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

The Willbes & CO., Ltd., will acquire Namu Business Academy

synopsis: Willbes & Co Ltd., a provider of postgraduate training for individuals looking for professional job, such as lawyer, diplomat, government official, appraiser, said it will acquire the accounting and tax education company Namu Business Academy.
buyer: The Willbes & CO., Ltd. (A008600:$216.66)
Headquartered in Cheonan, South Korea, The Willbes & CO., Ltd. engages in manufacture and sale of apparel. The company offers knit wear, sweater, woven wear, swim wear, and microfiber products. Willbes also provides postgradutate training for individuals looking for a professional job. "
target: Namu Business Academy
Namu Business Academy provides tax and accounting education services. The company is based in South Korea.
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closed 1/2/2013 via PR Newswire

Ryan, LLC, purchased Property Tax Services Business from OneSource

synopsis: Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, announced it has acquired Thomson Reuters Property Tax Services business. The acquisition will add an estimated 600 property tax and unclaimed property professionals. The featured product of the Property Tax Services business is part of OneSource.
buyer: Ryan, LLC
Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect tax practice in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. The Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services. "
seller parent: Thomson Reuters
seller: OneSource
OneSource Property Tax is a family of software applications and professional services designed to precisely and efficiently manage property tax compliance needs throughout the U.S. and Canada.
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closed 1/5/2015 via PR Newswire

Ryan, LLC, acquired Taxaccord

synopsis: Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, announced that the Firm has acquired Taxaccord, a tax automation services firm supporting multinational corporations worldwide with complex tax software implementation and process improvement solutions.
buyer: Ryan, LLC
Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect tax practice in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. The Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services. "
target: Taxaccord
Taxaccord is a tax automation services firm supporting multinational corporations worldwide with complex tax software implementation and process improvement solutions.
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closed 4/1/2019 via BusinessWire

BDO USA LLP, acquired TAXPE LLC

synopsis: BDO USA, LLP, a leading professional services firms, has acquired TAXPE LLC, a firm focused on the optimization of income tax reporting processes for corporate tax departments. TAXPE helps their clients redesign their current processes, enhance the use of technology, and streamline the calculation and delivery of their tax reporting requirements.
buyer parent: BDO Global
buyer: BDO USA LLP
BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. "
target: TAXPE LLC
TAXPE is a firm focused on the optimization of end-to-end income tax reporting processes for large corporate tax departments. TAXPE helps their clients redesign their current processes, enhance the use of technology, and streamline the calculation and delivery of their tax reporting requirements.
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closed 8/15/2007 via BusinessWire

Avalara, acquired Trustfile

synopsis: Avalara, a leading provider of Web-hosted sales tax management services, has acquired Trustfile. Trustfile, based in Baton Rouge, La., offers software providing a simple, inexpensive solution that automates sales tax e-filing and e-payment within one application.
buyer: Avalara (:$295.69)
Avalara is changing the sales tax landscape by delivering innovative and affordable solutions to small and mid-sized businesses. Avalara creates integrated, on demand, Web-based services that provide transparent transactions, accurate tax compliance, painless administration and effortless reporting."
target: Trustfile
Trustfile is a business-tax filing company that simplifies electronic preparation, filing and payment of business taxes. For nearly 20 years, Trustfile has worked closely with business filers and revenue agencies, building tremendous knowledge of customer needs and how to meet them.
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closed 2/5/2013 via PR Newswire

Greatland Corporation, acquired Express Internet Companies.com

synopsis: Greatland Corporation announced it has acquired the brands ExpressTaxForms.com and ExpressChecks.com from Portland, Ore.-based Express Internet Companies.com. Both are online organizations which provide small and mid-size businesses with W-2 and 1099 forms, as well as custom checks and other banking forms.
buyer: Greatland Corporation
Through Greatland's subsidiaries – Greatland, Nelco, FileTaxes.com and Broker Forms – the company offers an extensive array of specialized products for business: W-2 forms, 1099 forms, W-2 & 1099 software, online filing, business checks and check writing software, presentation materials. "
target: Express Internet Companies.com
Express Internet Companies.com owns ExpressTaxForms.com and ExpressChecks.com. Both are online organizations which provide small and mid-size businesses with W-2 and 1099 forms, as well as custom checks and other banking forms.
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closed 7/5/2016 via BusinessWire

Loscalzo Associates, acquired Nichols Patrick CPE

synopsis: Loscalzo Associates, a leading provider of LIVE CPE programs servicing the accounting profession, announced the acquisition of Nichols Patrick CPE, a continuing education provider specializing in tax training. Loscalzo Associates and Nichols Patrick CPE are the premier providers of LIVE CPE programs servicing the accounting profession.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Loscalzo Associates
Loscalzo Associates, Ltd, a SmartPros Company, has been one of the premiere providers of LIVE CPE programs servicing the accounting profession. Their clients include State CPA Societies and Associations, regional to small public accounting firms and individual CPAs throughout the United States. "
target: Nichols Patrick CPE
Nichols Patrick CPE is recognized as a leader in developing and presenting live seminars and web based training for CPAs who need to expand or update their knowledge of federal and state tax laws. Their Tax Update programs have been a highly rated staple of many CPE programs for over 25 years.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

RockBridge Growth Equity, acquired White Glove Workshops

synopsis: Rockbridge Growth Equity LLC, a Detroit-based private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in White Glove, a marketing company that makes it easy for financial advisors and other service professionals to be successful. White Glove provides services for seminar marketing and social media.
buyer: RockBridge Growth Equity
Rockbridge Growth Equity is a Detroit-based private equity firm that helps exceptional companies accelerate growth and build long-term value for its stakeholders. The firm invests in the financial and business services, consumer-direct marketing, and sports, media & entertainment industries. "
target: White Glove Workshops
White Glove is a marketing company that makes it easy for financial advisors and other service professionals to be successful. White Glove provides services for seminar marketing and social media. White Glove utilizes digital marketing to bring the right attendees to each seminar.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Lansons, acquired Intermarket

synopsis: Leading independent reputation management consultancy Lansons announced the acquisition of Intermarket, an agency that provides strategic communications consulting and tactical public relations services to a wide range of clients operating across the global landscape, with particular emphasis on financial services.
buyer: Lansons
Based in London, Lansons is a leading independent reputation management consultancy, 100% owned by people working in the business. Lansons’ consultants are experts in media, investor, political, regulatory, employee and change, crisis, digital and international communications. "
target: Intermarket
Founded in 1986 by Matt Zachowski and Martin Mosbacher, Intermarket Communications provides strategic communications consulting and tactical public relations services to a wide range of clients operating across the global landscape, with particular emphasis on financial services.
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closed 2/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired Moorgate Communications

synopsis: Global marketing and communications firm, Finn Partners, announced it has acquired Moorgate Communications, a London based, full-service communications agency working for sophisticated financial institutions such as corporate and investment banks, credit rating agencies, analytics providers, financial market lobbyists and insurance brokers.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: Moorgate Communications
Set up in 2002, Moorgate Communications is a full-service communications agency working for sophisticated financial institutions such as corporate and investment banks, credit rating agencies, analytics providers, financial market lobbyists and insurance brokers.
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announced 3/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Dean Media Group will be merged with Fusion92,

synopsis: Fusion92, a marketing agency that focuses on helping growth-stage and Fortune 500 companies across a number of industries, and Dean Media, a company comprised of digital marketing experts with deep expertise in the financial vertical, announced the signing of a definitive agreement in which the two agencies will merge.
buyer: Fusion92
Fusion92 is a marketing agency that focuses on helping growth-stage and Fortune 500 companies across a number of industries including financial, CPG, telecommunications and automotive. Fusion92 partners with its clients on marketing, media, creative services, innovation, and consumer engagement. "
target: Dean Media Group
Dean Media is comprised of passionate digital marketing experts with deep expertise in the financial vertical. Dean Media is an industry pioneer when it comes to data-driven marketing and programmatic media strategy, technology and execution.
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closed 3/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Porta Communications plc, acquired Cauldron Consulting Limited

synopsis: Porta Communications plc, the AIM-listed marcoms group, has acquired financial services specialist Cauldron Consulting. The acquisition of the entire issued share capital of the media relations and market intelligence firm Cauldron is in line with expanding Porta's presence in financial services PR.
buyer: Porta Communications plc (PTCM:$50.95)
Porta Communications Plc acts as a holding company. Within Porta there are individual divisions which provide the following services: Public relations including financial, corporate, consumer and public affairs, Advertising and related services (including digital and media buying). "
target: Cauldron Consulting Limited
Cauldron Consulting is a team of experienced and effective communications professionals specialising in media relations and market intelligence in the financial sector. They offer communications expertise and much more, what they call PR+.
price ($mm)
$0.30
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closed 9/26/2005 via PR Newswire

Archipelago Holdings, L.L.C., acquired PCX Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Archipelago Holdings, Inc., owner and operator of the Archipelago Exchange (ArcaEx), today announced the closing of its acquisition of PCX Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries, the Pacific Exchange, Inc. and PCX Equities, Inc. The total consideration paid by Archipelago to PCX Holdings shareholders in the transaction was $90.9 million.
buyer parent: New York Stock Exchange, Inc.
buyer: Archipelago Holdings, L.L.C. (:$0.00)
In January 1997, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) implemented new Order Handling Rules that revolutionized trading in Nasdaq securities. "
target: PCX Holdings, Inc.
Founded in 1882, the Pacific Exchange ran equities trading floors in both Los Angeles and San Francisco (as well as its San Francisco options floor), at the time it first aligned with Archipelago, which was then operating as an ECN. Archipelago gave the Pacific Exchange $40 million cash and a 10.8
price ($mm)
$89
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closed 10/3/2006 via

FTI Consulting, Inc., acquired Financial Dynamics International

synopsis: FTI Consulting, Inc. a premier provider of problem-solving consulting and technology services to major corporations, financial institutions and law firms, has entered into an agreement to acquire privately-held FD International (Holdings) Limited , a global strategic business and financial communications consulting firm, for approximately $260.
buyer: FTI Consulting, Inc. (FCN:$1,926.55)
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. "
target: Financial Dynamics International
Financial Dynamics International is one of the world's largest strategic business and financial communications consultancies, providing a comprehensive range of solutions for the communications requirements of today's corporate boardroom.
price ($mm)
$260
rev ($mm)
$120
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
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closed 2/26/2004 via BusinessWire

INVESTools, Inc., acquired 360 Group

synopsis: INVESTools, Inc., (AMEX: IED), the market leader in fulfilling the lifelong education needs of self-directed investors, today announced that it has acquired San Rafael, California-based agency 360 Group for $5.5 million in a combination of stock and cash.
buyer: INVESTools, Inc. (:$0.00)
INVESTools Inc. is a global leader in investor education. The Company offers a full range of investor education products and services that provide lifelong learning in a variety of delivery formats. "
target: 360 Group
For more than thirty years, we've been helping companies and organizations become smarter about the customer information and data available to them.
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