Blucora Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Internet Software And Services Company

Blucora has acquired 16 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Blucora’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired H.D. Vest for $580M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold InfoSpace to OpenMail for $45M. Blucora has acquired in 6 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (34%) and internet software and services (27%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 3

Blucora, Inc. (Blucora)

3200 Olympus Boulevard Suite 100,
Dallas, Texas 75019
United States,
(972) 870-6400
www.blucora.com

Blucora, Inc. is an online search and monetization solutions to a network of more than 100 partners. Through TaxACT, the Company provides online tax preparation solutions to consumers and professional preparers. Blucora's Monoprice business is a rapidly-growing online provider of self-branded consumer electronics and accessories. Blucora was established in 1996 and is based in Dallas, Texas.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 13 - - 1 1 - 15
vol $1.3B $180M $160M $1.7B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $85M $85M
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
HK Financial Services 2020-01-07 160M USD Add-on Acquisition
Dubuque, Iowa · www.hkfs.com
1st Global, Inc. 2019-03-19 180M USD Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.1stglobal.com
Monoprice, Inc. (dba MonoPrice.com) 2016-11-18 40M USD Divestiture
Rancho Cucamonga, California · www.monoprice.com
InfoSpace LLC 2016-07-05 45M USD Divestiture
Bellevue, Washington · www.infospace.com
H.D. Vest, Inc. (dba H.D. Vest Financial Services) 2015-10-14 580M USD Add-on Acquisition
Irving, Texas · www.hdvest.com
HowStuffWorks LLC 2014-04-21 45M USD Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia · www.howstuffworks.com
Monoprice, Inc. (dba MonoPrice.com) 2013-08-22 180M USD Add-on Acquisition
Rancho Cucamonga, California · www.monoprice.com
TaxACT, Inc. 2012-01-09 288M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cedar Rapids, Iowa · www.taxact.com
Mercantila, Inc. 2010-05-11 8M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.mercantila.com
Elkware GmbH 2004-12-15 26M USD Add-on Acquisition
, Germany
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 5 (33%) 335M (20%) - -
Internet Software and Services 4 (27%) 230M (14%) 1 (50%) 45M (53%)
Financial Services 3 (20%) 920M (55%) - -
E-Commerce 2 (13%) 188M (11%) 1 (50%) 40M (47%)
Information Technology 1 (7%) - - -
Total 15 $1.7B 2 $85M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 12 1.6B 2 85M
  Washington 2 - 1 45M
  California 2 188M 1 40M
  Texas 2 760M - -
  Iowa 2 448M - -
  Georgia 1 45M - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
Germany 1 26M - -
United Kingdom 1 15M - -
Domestic 12 (80%) 1.6B (98%) 2 (100%) 85M (100%)
Cross-border 3 (20%) 41M (2%) - -
Total 15 $1.7B 2 $85M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Financo LLC
1
GCA Corp.
1
Union Square Advisors LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $1.5B
< $100M 6 $125M
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest H.D. Vest, Inc. (dba H.D. Vest Financial Services)
$580M (2015-10-14)
sell # Total
< $100M 2 $85M
TOTAL $85M
Largest InfoSpace LLC
$45M (2016-07-05)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
2 (13%)
Strategic(s)
13%
2 (13%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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