Avalara Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire INPOSIA
SEATTLE – December 29, 2020 – Avalara, Inc. (NYSE: AVLR), a leading provider of tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire INPOSIA Solutions GmbH, a German software company focused on e-invoicing, digital tax reporting, and business and data integration to address real-time compliance requirements for companies worldwide. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to satisfaction of closing conditions and is expected to close in the first half of 2021.
Tax authorities around the world are moving to adopt real-time compliance requirements as a means of collecting tax revenues faster, with more transparency and less fraud. E-invoicing and associated live reporting requirements facilitate the exchange of purchasing and tax information between business and governments in or near real-time. These requirements represent a meaningful global shift to adopt modern information management and data exchange technologies to increase efficiency, enforcement, and compliance with tax laws. Real-time compliance requirements are spreading across Latin America, Europe and Asia, where INPOSIA helps its customers send and receive legally compliant invoices in more than 60 countries.
As governments insert themselves into the invoicing process, either in real-time or with electronic transaction records, businesses must use technology to comply in a cost-efficient and scalable way. INPOSIA offers its customers robust technology to integrate business processes and data directly with other B2B partners, directly with governments, and across the multiple digital business systems used by operations and finance teams.
“E-invoicing is becoming a mandatory global requirement for transactional tax compliance. INPOSIA is an essential platform to connect sellers and suppliers, and businesses and governments. The trusted facilitation of data between these parties and across any business system is essential to success as governments move from the end of the transactional tax chain to the middle,” said Jayme Fishman, EVP of Corporate Development at Avalara. “We look forward to working with the INPOSIA team as the complexities of real-time compliance spread worldwide.”
“Real-time data management is more important than ever as businesses demand more visibility and accessibility to their invoicing records. The demands of digital transformation have accelerated this need – for businesses with each other, and from global governments,” said Muzaffer Havcarci, CEO of INPOSIA. “We look forward to working with Avalara and its customers to meet the demands of today’s digital invoicing requirements, as they spread across Europe and around the world.”
Acquiring leaders in tax compliance has been core to Avalara’s mission and growth strategy since its founding. This year, Avalara expanded its enterprise and content offerings through the acquisition of TTR, expanded its platform to include a complementary compliance solution for licensing and registration requirements with the acquisition of assets from Business Licenses, and acquired Impendulo to gain a footprint in the global insurance market. With INPOSIA, Avalara will have the opportunity to further its mission of being the leading global compliance automation provider.
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About Avalara, Inc.
Avalara helps businesses of all sizes get tax compliance right. In partnership with leading ERP, accounting, ecommerce, and other financial management system providers, Avalara delivers cloud-based compliance solutions for various transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, GST, excise, communications, lodging, and other indirect tax types. Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and around the world in Brazil, Europe, and India. More information at avalara.com.
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