Intuit to acquire email marketing platform Mailchimp for $12 billion

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Intuit, the financial software company behind TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint and Credit Karma, has agreed to buy Mailchimp for $12 billion (£8.8bn).

Mailchimp is a marketing automation platform and email marketing service, used by businesses to manage their mailing lists and create email marketing campaigns and automations to send to customers.

Geared specifically towards growing small to mid-market businesses, Mailchimp’s acquisition by Intuit fits with its long-term...

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