Thoma Bravo and Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) 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.
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