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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]
$288 [$241]
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
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:$0.00)
Banks.com, Inc. operates Internet media properties that provide targeted online advertising and services primarily in the financial services sector. Banks.com provides access to financial content, including financial news, blogs, interest-rate tables, stock quotes, and financial calculators. "
target: FileLater
FileLater is proud to be the first company on the Internet to offer both personal tax extensions and business tax extensions through IRS e-file. FileLater has created an easy-to-use online application that will guides users step by step in submitting a request for a 6 month tax extension.
price ($mm)
$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:$7,127.00)
Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. "
target: GoodApril
GoodApril is an online tax planning solution for individual American taxpayers. Their tax monitoring solution helps users to predict and correct tax mistakes before they happen, and save their money.
price ($mm)
$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:$5,906.00)
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 4/11/2018 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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closed 1/17/2013 via BNC Analysis

Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Smartsteuer GmbH

synopsis: Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co. KG has acquired German tax software provider Smartsteuer GmbH.
buyer parent: Rudolf Haufe Verlag GmBH & Co KG
buyer: Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co. KG
Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co. KG provides business software for self-employed persons, freelancers, and medium-sized companies. Haufe-Lexware with Intuit brings German versions of the Intuit finance programs such as Quicken, QuickSteuer and QuickBooks to the market. "
target: Smartsteuer GmbH
Smartsteuer GmbH offers tax software. The company is based in Hanover, Germany.
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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 2/1/2012 via BusinessWire

LERETA, LLC, acquired LPS Property Tax Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: LERETA, LLC, a major force in the tax and flood service industries, announced that it has acquired the real estate tax services business of LPS Property Tax Solutions, Inc. (LPS Tax), a wholly-owned division of Lender Processing Services, Inc (LPS), a leading provider of mortgage technology and services.
buyer: LERETA, LLC
LERETA provides a full suite of real estate tax services for residential and commercial loans, including automated online research and certification, tax bill processing, a suite of delinquent tax services, and customized tax outsourcing service programs. "
target parent: Lender Processing Services
target: LPS Property Tax Solutions, Inc.
LPS Property Tax Solutions, a premier nationwide provider of real estate tax services and data, delivers a full line of tax products and services. It provides real estate tax information to over 350 lending and mortgage related institutions throughout the United States.
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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]
$288 [$241]
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
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:$3,094.88)
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. "
target: TaxACT
2nd Story Software is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and providing Web-based services directly to consumers. TaxACT gives users well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing best value for customers.
price ($mm)
$268
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announced 11/14/2016 via GlobeNewswire

YFC–BonEagle Electronic Co., Ltd, will acquire MonoPrice

synopsis: Blucora, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Monoprice business to YFC – BonEagle Electronic Co., Ltd, a leading provider of power cord sets and networking peripherals, for $40 million in cash.
buyer: YFC–BonEagle Electronic Co., Ltd
YFC-BonEagle, a technology-oriented company with an excellent management team, is well known by high-quality and innovative products. YFC-BonEagle offers a complete product range and continuously develops advanced products for users worldwide. "
target parent: Blucora, Inc.
target: MonoPrice
Monoprice Inc. is an eCommerce leader specializing in high quality cables, components and accessories for computer and consumer electronics. Established in 2002, they have built their reputation by the word of mouth of their customers.
price ($mm)
$40
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announced 7/5/2016 via Company Press Release

OpenMail LLC, will acquire Infospace

synopsis: Blucora, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Infospace business to OpenMail LLC. InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions.
buyer: OpenMail LLC
OpenMail believes in the power of using data for more relevant and targeted marketing. OpenMail helps emailers and email marketers gain audience insights and produce strong results with the most effective email data and analytics platforms ever created. "
target parent: Blucora, Inc.
target: Infospace
InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions. They serve a network of more than 100 web publishers globally, offering core search solutions as a proven means to monetize audience via a search-based advertising revenue stream.
price ($mm)
$45
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closed 6/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Blucora, Inc., acquired HowStuffWorks

synopsis: Blucora, Inc., an operator of a diverse group of Internet businesses, and Discovery Communications announced they have acquired the assets and operations of HowStuffWorks, a trusted digital information resource, from Discovery Communications, the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer.
buyer: Blucora, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
Blucora, Inc. operates a diverse group of Internet businesses. Its mission is to deliver long-term value to its customers, partners and shareholders through financial discipline, operational expertise and technology innovation. Blucora’s online businesses reach millions of users worldwide every day."
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: HowStuffWorks
HowStuffWorks is the leading source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. It has won multiple Webby awards, was among Time magazine's "25 Websites We Can't Live Without" in 2006 and 2007.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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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 8/22/2013 via BusinessWire

Blucora, Inc., acquired MonoPrice

synopsis: Blucora, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Monoprice, a rapidly growing online provider of self-branded consumer electronics and accessories. Monoprice delivers premium quality products at prices substantially below the famous brands by leveraging direct sourcing relationships and selling directly.
buyer: Blucora, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
Blucora operates two leading Internet businesses. Its InfoSpace business provides online search and monetization solutions to a network of more than 100 global partners. Through TaxACT, they provide online tax preparation solutions to consumers and professional preparers. "
target: MonoPrice
Monoprice Inc. is an eCommerce leader specializing in high quality cables, components and accessories for computer and consumer electronics. Established in 2002, they have built their reputation by the word of mouth of their customers.
price ($mm)
$180
rev ($mm)
$131
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
12.2x
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]
$288 [$241]
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
7.0x
closed 5/11/2010 via BusinessWire

InfoSpace, Inc., acquired Mercantila, Inc.

synopsis: InfoSpace, Inc., a developer of metasearch products, announced that it has purchased assets from Mercantila, Inc., a privately-held specialty online retailer, in a move that will diversify its business model. The transaction includes a purchase price of $8 million in cash, plus the assumption of certain liabilities, not to exceed $5.9 million.
buyer: InfoSpace, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
InfoSpace Inc. brings the best of the Web to Internet users, helping consumers buy and discover what they are looking for online. InfoSpace's proprietary metasearch technology combines the top results from several of the largest online search engines, providing fast and comprehensive search results."
target: Mercantila, Inc.
Mercantila is a collection of over 200 specialty retail stores that offer a selection of products in various categories, including home, garden, fitness, health, sports, and kids. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.80 [$13.80]
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announced 4/19/2010 via PR Newswire

Aditi Technologies Pvt., Ltd., will purchase Infospace India from InfoSpace, Inc.

synopsis: Aditi Technologies, a leading provider of software product and application development services, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Infospace, Inc. to acquire its Indian subsidiary, Infospace India Software Development Pvt. Ltd., a developer of metasearch and online consumer products.
buyer: Aditi Technologies Pvt., Ltd.
Aditi is a solutions development partner for software businesses and financial institutions. Aditi provides technology consulting and outsourced product development on emerging technologies. Founded in 1994, Aditi pioneered the idea that great software products can be built out of India. "
seller: InfoSpace, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
InfoSpace, Inc. is a leading developer of tools and technologies to help people discover and enjoy content and information – whether on a mobile phone or on the PC. InfoSpace uses its proprietary metasearch technology to power a portfolio of branded Web sites.
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closed 12/28/2007 via BusinessWire

Motricity, purchased Mobile Services Business from InfoSpace, Inc.

synopsis: InfoSpace, Inc. has completed the sale of its mobile services business to Motricity, Inc. for $135 million in cash. The Company expects to utilize a portion of its net operating loss carryforwards to offset substantially all of the taxable gain resulting from the sale, increasing the cash potentially available for distribution to shareholders.
buyer: Motricity (MOTR:$121.65)
Motricity is a global leader in Mobile Marketplace Management. Motricity's Fuel™ 5 platform and suite of managed services reduce the time-to-market for new mobile services, create new revenue streams and improve brand loyalty through expert mobile merchandising and customer relationship management. "
seller: InfoSpace, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
InfoSpace, Inc. is a leading developer of tools and technologies to help people discover and enjoy content and information – whether on a mobile phone or on the PC. InfoSpace uses its proprietary metasearch technology to power a portfolio of branded Web sites.
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$135
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announced 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Idearc Media Corp., will acquire Switchboard

synopsis: Idearc Inc. home to Superpages.com® and publisher of the Verizon® Yellow Pages, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Switchboard.com and other online directory assets from InfoSpace Inc. for $225 million.
buyer: Idearc Media Corp. (SPMD:$1,354.00)
Idearc provides sales, publishing and other related services for more than 1,200 distinct directory titles in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Superpages.com is the expert in local search with more than 2.8 billion network searches and 18 million business listings in the U.S. in 2006. "
target parent: InfoSpace, Inc.
target: Switchboard
Switchboard is a leading provider of local online advertising solutions and Internet-based yellow pages, interconnecting consumers, merchants and national advertisers. Switchboard helps consumers quickly and easily find and compare local businesses offering specific products and services.
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$225
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closed 1/25/2007 via BusinessWire

Twistbox Games, acquired InfoSpace Mobile Games Studio

synopsis: Twistbox Entertainment, Inc. announced the acquisition of all of the assets of Infospace Inc.’s US based mobile games Studio located in San Mateo, CA. Formerly known as Atlas Mobile, Inc., the Studio will be fully integrated into Twistbox Games.
buyer parent: Twistbox Entertainment, Inc
buyer: Twistbox Games
Twistbox Games is a leading global publisher and developer of award-winning games and applications for mobile devices. Twistbox Games’ RapidPort™, the mobile industry’s most comprehensive development and porting platform, provides support for J2ME, DoJa, BREW and Symbian. "
target parent: InfoSpace, Inc.
target: InfoSpace Mobile Games Studio
InfoSpace Mobile Games Studio is a pioneer in the Play for Prizes business across the major carriers in North America that includes multiplayer tournaments and loyalty campaigns for leading consumer and entertainment brands.
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closed 4/1/2004 via BusinessWire

Lightbridge, Inc., acquired Authorize.Net Corporation

synopsis: Lightbridge, Inc. (Nasdaq:LTBG), completed its acquisition of Authorize.Net Corporation for $82 million exclusive of transaction related costs. Today's announcement reflects the Company's previously disclosed strategy to diversify and grow its business.
buyer: Lightbridge, Inc. (LTBG:$0.00)
Lightbridge has helped telecommunications carriers adapt to new customer transaction models. Today, Lightbridge is leveraging our domain expertise to deliver new, cross-industry solutions that make it easier for businesses to manage customer transactions that are driven by wireless and Internet tec "
target parent: InfoSpace, Inc.
target: Authorize.Net Corporation
Authorize.Net provides secure, reliable, Internet Protocol based payment gateway solutions that enable merchants to authorize, settle and manage electronic transactions anytime, anywhere, via websites, at retail, mail order/telephone order call centers and on wireless devices.
price ($mm)
$82
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/4/2004 via PR Newswire

InfoSpace, Inc., acquired Switchboard

synopsis: Switchboard Incorporated SWBD, a leading provider of local online advertising solutions and internet-based yellow pages, today announced that InfoSpace, Inc. INSP has completed the acquisition of the Company in accordance with the terms of the definitive agreement announced March 26, 2004.
buyer: InfoSpace, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
InfoSpace, Inc. is a leading developer of tools and technologies to help people discover and enjoy content and information – whether on a mobile phone or on the PC. InfoSpace uses its proprietary metasearch technology to power a portfolio of branded Web sites. "
target: Switchboard
Switchboard is a leading provider of local online advertising solutions and Internet-based yellow pages, interconnecting consumers, merchants and national advertisers. Switchboard helps consumers quickly and easily find and compare local businesses offering specific products and services.
price ($mm)
$95
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
6.3x
EV / EBITDA
36.2x
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]
$288 [$241]
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
7.0x
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:$7,127.00)
Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. "
target: GoodApril
GoodApril is an online tax planning solution for individual American taxpayers. Their tax monitoring solution helps users to predict and correct tax mistakes before they happen, and save their money.
price ($mm)
$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:$5,906.00)
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 1/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting, acquired Dr Tax Software Inc.

synopsis: The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has acquired Dr Tax Software Inc., Canada's largest independently owned developer of income tax software for accounting firms and consumers. The company supports over 2000 firms across Canada with T1/TP1 personal tax software and over 1000 firms with T2 corporate tax software.
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: Dr Tax Software Inc.
Dr Tax Software Inc. is Canada's largest independently owned developer of income tax software for accounting firms and consumers. The company supports over 2000 firms across Canada with T1/TP1 personal tax software and over 1000 firms with T2 corporate tax software.
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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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