Thoma Bravo and Intuit, Inc. today announced that Thoma Bravo has entered into a definitive agreement with Intuit to acquire its Financial Services division, or IFS.
The cash transaction is valued at approximately $1.025 billion and is subject to regulatory review and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close in the next few months.
“Thoma Bravo is gaining a richly talented team that has created an enviable integrated digital banking platform and innovative mobile solution, recognized as the best in the market,” said Brad Smith, Intuit president and chief executive officer. “Intuit will sharpen its focus on directly serving consumers and small businesses, and continuing to build our durable competitive advantage in those segments.”
“Thoma Bravo’s acquisition of IFS is consistent with our strategy of buying great technology franchises with significant recurring revenue,” said Orlando Bravo, managing partner at Thoma Bravo. “We look forward to accelerating the company’s growth as an independent business through our buy-and-build principles.”
Once the transaction closes, Thoma Bravo will provide IFS with the leadership and resources to scale and effectively meet the needs of its customers in the growing digital banking channel across the financial services industry.
“IFS is the premier provider of online and mobile banking software to financial institutions, markets which should continue to see secular growth and further end-user adoption,” said Holden Spaht, partner at Thoma Bravo. ”Thoma Bravo will continue to support the company’s mission of providing best-in-class products to support its large base of customers and end users.”
The transaction will result in a stand-alone company focused on providing a digital banking platform and market-leading mobile solutions to financial institutions. The transaction includes an Internet banking platform, digital payments, mobile banking, Purchase Rewards, FinanceWorks, and digital banking add-on solutions as well as third- party solutions. Certain assets that are currently included in the IFS division, including OFX connectivity and Mint.com, will remain with Intuit.
Terms and Conditions
Intuit intends to use the proceeds of this transaction to accelerate repurchase of its shares. The company expects to classify Intuit Financial Services as discontinued operations. In fiscal 2012, IFS (excluding Mint and OFX connectivity services, which will stay with Intuit) contributed revenue of approximately $305 million. In fiscal 2013, IFS (excluding Mint and OFX connectivity services) is expected to contribute revenue of approximately $325 million. Based in Westlake Village, Calif., IFS has 730 employees in several offices in the United States and India.
About Intuit, Inc.
Intuit, Inc. (intuit.com) is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses; financial institutions, including banks and credit unions; consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax®, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit's leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants. Intuit Financial Services helps banks and credit unions grow by offering innovative online and mobile banking solutions that make it easier for consumers and businesses to manage their money.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $4.15 billion in its fiscal year 2012. The company has approximately 8,000 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations.
Intuit Financial Services (ifs.intuit.com) helps banks and credit unions grow by offering innovative online and mobile banking solutions that make it easier for consumers and businesses to manage their money. Applying more than three decades of customer insights and innovation to design its products, Intuit provides solutions that help financial institutions achieve higher customer engagement and profitability.
About Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo (thomabravo.com) is a leading private equity investment firm building on a 30+ year history of providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm applies its own industry consolidation investment strategy and process, which seeks to create value by partnering with a company’s management to improve business operations and make strategic acquisitions that will accelerate growth. Thoma Bravo invests across multiple industries, with a particular focus on application and infrastructure software and financial and business services. The firm currently manages a series of private equity funds representing almost $4 billion of equity commitments. In software, Thoma Bravo has invested in 26 companies that have completed 60 add-on acquisitions to produce total annual earnings of approximately $1 billion.
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