On July 2, 2015, SimpleTax Software Inc. (SimpleTax) was acquired by TaxAct, Inc. (TaxAct). SimpleTax is a provider of online tax preparation solutions for consumers. TaxAct is a provider of online tax preparation solutions to consumers and professional preparers. TaxAct is a subsidiary of Blucora, Inc., a publicly listed company trading on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange that operates a portfolio of Internet businesses. Blucora, Inc. was advised by a Fasken Martineau team that was led by Blair Horn and included Michael Hobkirk (mergers and acquisitions) and Stephanie Gutierrez (employment).