Intuit, Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of Demandforce, a company that provides online tools to help small businesses engage, attract and retain customers.
The transaction accelerates Intuit’s expansion into high-value software-as-a-service products for small and medium-sized businesses. Demandforce’s SaaS application is used by thousands of small businesses to automate marketing and customer communications, build and maintain an online reputation and raise their profile with local consumers. The transaction was announced April 27.
The cash transaction is valued at approximately $423.5 million and is expected to add one to two points to Intuit’s revenue growth in fiscal year 2013 and to be neutral to modestly dilutive for earnings per share in fiscal years 2012 and 2013.
About Intuit, Inc.
Intuit, Inc. (intuit.com) is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and medium-sized businesses; consumers, accounting professionals and financial institutions. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, TurboTax® and Quicken®, simplify small business management including payment and payroll processing, tax preparation and filing, and personal finance. Lacerte® and ProSeries® are Intuit's leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants. Intuit Financial Services helps banks and credit unions grow by providing on-demand solutions and services that make it easier for consumers and businesses to manage their money.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $3.9 billion in its fiscal year 2011. The company has approximately 8,000 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations.
Intuit and the Intuit logo, among others, are registered trademarks and/or registered service marks of Intuit Inc. in the United States and other countries.
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These risks and uncertainties include: the risk that the expected benefits of the proposed acquisition are not realized within the timeframe anticipated or at all; the risk that the costs incurred as a result of the transaction are greater than anticipated; and the risk that disruption from the transaction may make it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees, partners or suppliers. For information regarding risks related to Intuit, see discussion of risks and other factors in documents filed by Intuit with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including Intuit's Form 10-K for the year ended July 31, 2011, available on Intuit's Website. Forward-looking statements represent the judgment of the management of Intuit as of the date of this release, and Intuit disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements.