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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 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 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:$6,857.00)
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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closed 11/5/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Zillow, Inc., acquired Buyfolio

synopsis: Zillow, Inc., the leading real estate information marketplace, announced it has acquired Buyfolio, an online and mobile collaborative shopping platform where home shoppers can search, track, organize and discuss for-sale listings with their real estate agent, significant other, or a private group.
buyer: Zillow, Inc. (Z:$1,189.29)
Zillow, Inc. is the leading real estate information marketplace, providing vital information about homes, real estate listings and mortgages through its website and mobile applications. Zillow operates Zillow.com, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, Zillow Mobile, Postlets and Diverse Solutions. "
target: Buyfolio
Buyfolio is a new web tool that helps NYC buy-side brokers deliver an improved home buying experience to their clients. Buyfolio focuses on broker-client communication, something that is overlooked in many of the products and tools that currently service the NYC real estate market.
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closed 5/12/2011 via PR Newswire

CoreLogic, Inc., acquired RP Data Limited

synopsis: CoreLogic, a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, has completed its acquisition of RP Data, the number one provider of property information, analytics and risk management services in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: CoreLogic, Inc. (CLGX:$1,739.51)
CoreLogic is a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. CoreLogic develops predictive decision analytics and provides business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves. "
target: RP Data Limited
RP Data, headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, is the leading provider of residential and commercial property information, including real estate data, electronic property valuations and consumer reports, throughout Australia and New Zealand.
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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:$5,921.00)
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 9/3/2012 via Reuters

CCH Incorporated, acquired BSI Media

synopsis: Global tax authority Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced it has acquired the assets of BSI Media, a leading provider of timely international tax, legal, business and investment information. BSI Media will become part of CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CCH Incorporated
CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, is the leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services for professionals. CCH is part of the global tax and accounting leader, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. "
target: BSI Media
BSI Media publishes some of the most respected internet publications in the fields of business, tax, law and investment. They've been publishing quality content since 1992, and quickly made the transition from print to digital publishing in the late 1990s.
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closed 6/8/2016 via BusinessWire

LERETA, LLC, acquired American Property Guard

synopsis: LERETA, a leading national real estate tax services and flood service provider, has acquired American Property Guard (APG). APG is a Dallas-based company that offers tax certificate and homeowners association reports to the title industry.
buyer parent: LandAmerica Financial Group Corporation
buyer: LERETA, LLC
LERETA provides the mortgage and insurance industries the fastest, most accurate and complete access to property tax data and flood hazard status information across the U.S. LERETA is committed to giving customers extraordinary service and cost-effective property tax and flood solutions. "
target: American Property Guard
American Property Guard (APG) is a Dallas-based company that offers tax certificate and homeowners association reports to the title industry. APG was founded in 2012 to automate property tax data inquiries.
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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]
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$78
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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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closed 5/2/2013 via PR Newswire

Move, Inc., acquired Doorsteps

synopsis: Move, Inc., the leader in online real estate, announced the acquisition of Doorsteps, the website providing cutting edge tools and resources to consumers in their path to home ownership. The acquisition of Doorsteps better enables Move to connect consumers with their perfect homes.
buyer: Move, Inc. (MOVE:$234.64)
Move, Inc., the leader in online real estate, operates: realtor.com®, official website of the National Association of REALTORS®; Move.com, a destination for new homes and rental listings; ListHub™; Moving.com™; SeniorHousingNet; SocialBios; TigerLead®; & TOP PRODUCER® Systems. "
target: Doorsteps
Doorsteps is a tool that enhances the relationship between buyers, agents, lenders and service providers. Doorsteps helps consumers decide whether to buy, how to get ready faster, and then make the smartest possible choices along the way.
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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 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 6/8/2016 via BusinessWire

LERETA, LLC, acquired American Property Guard

synopsis: LERETA, a leading national real estate tax services and flood service provider, has acquired American Property Guard (APG). APG is a Dallas-based company that offers tax certificate and homeowners association reports to the title industry.
buyer parent: LandAmerica Financial Group Corporation
buyer: LERETA, LLC
LERETA provides the mortgage and insurance industries the fastest, most accurate and complete access to property tax data and flood hazard status information across the U.S. LERETA is committed to giving customers extraordinary service and cost-effective property tax and flood solutions. "
target: American Property Guard
American Property Guard (APG) is a Dallas-based company that offers tax certificate and homeowners association reports to the title industry. APG was founded in 2012 to automate property tax data inquiries.
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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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