Exact announces the acquisition of Dièse Finance

Exact Group today announces an agreement to acquire the French Tax management software provider Dièse Finance. Founded in 1989, Dièse provides online tax management software for businesses and certified accountants. Dièse serves over 10,000 companies, ranging from SMEs to large corporations. Its ‘Webtaxes’ web based platform, enables customers to prepare, approve and file electronic tax returns.

The acquisition will build on the existing partnership between Dièse and Exact, which offers French businesses and certified accountants the possibility to automate the tax filing process directly from Exact’s cloud accounting software ‘Exact Online’. Following today’s announcement, Dièse and Exact will join forces to further strengthen the combined offering in the French market.

Erik van der Meijden, CEO, Exact says: “We enable collaboration in the cloud between businesses and accountants and see a strong opportunity in the combined power of Dièse and Exact. The focus will be on growing the full spectrum of Dièse’s business. Being able to offer complete tax functionality as a part of Exact’s offering for businesses and accountants is vital in the French market.

Bruno Gibert, Managing director Dièse Finance: “We are the only pure SaaS player in France in the field of tax management. As part of Exact Group, Dièse will be able to increase the level of innovation that we pursue to deliver the best services to all our customers. We are striving to grow our position as the leader in online tax management software in France and we are convinced that by combining forces with Exact we will achieve that goal.” 

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