Intuit, maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint, will acquire Credit Karma for approximately $7.1 billion in cash and stock.
Credit Karma had nearly $1 billion in unaudited revenue in calendar year 2019, up 20% from the previous year.
“Our mission is to power prosperity around the world with a bold goal of doubling the household savings rate for customers on our platform,” said Sasan Goodarzi, CEO of Intuit. “We wake up every day trying to help consumers make ends meet. By joining forces with Credit Karma, we can create a personalized financial assistant that will help consumers find the right financial products, put more money in their pockets and provide insights and advice, enabling them to buy the home they’ve always dreamed about, pay for education and take the vacation they’ve always wanted.”
“We started Credit Karma with a goal to build a trusted destination for all consumers, to make financial progress regardless of where they are in life,” said Kenneth Lin, Founder and CEO of Credit Karma. “We saw the opportunity to enrich people’s financial lives through transparency, simplicity and certainty.”
Intuit expects the cash consideration to be financed through cash and its existing unsecured line of credit. The transaction is not expected to have an impact on Intuit’s existing dividend and share repurchase principles. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of calendar year 2020, subject to receipt of required regulatory approvals and satisfaction or waiver of other customary closing conditions.
The transaction is expected to be neutral to accretive to Intuit’s non-GAAP earnings per share in the first full fiscal year after the transaction closes. Intuit has agreed to pay total consideration of approximately $7.1 billion to acquire Credit Karma, subject to customary adjustments for transactions of this nature.
Qatalyst is serving as Intuit’s financial advisor, with Latham & Watkins, LLP serving as legal advisor. Goldman Sachs is serving as Credit Karma’s financial advisor, with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati serving as legal advisors.