Intuit (ticker: INTU), recently announced that it had agreed to acquire Mailchimp, the marketing platform used by small and medium-sized businesses (we are a Mailchimp customer). Intuit is in the business of serving the SMB market. Facebook (ticker: FB), also serves SMBs and made a smart acquisition last year (Kustomer acquisition) to bolster its SMB offerings. Mailchimp is the type of company that would have been a financial rounding error for Facebook in the near-term, yet would have tightened Facebook’s grip on the low-end of the market while simultaneously providing FB with the means to extend up market. Thus, missing this deal was a strategic blunder for Facebook in my humble opinion. Read more about the transaction HERE.
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