Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

August 1, 2013

Date of Report

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DELAWARE   000-25131   91-1718107

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10900 N.E. 8th Street, Suite 800

Bellevue, Washington 98004

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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On July 31, 2013, Blucora, Inc. (“Blucora”) entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Monoprice, Inc. (“Monoprice”) and Monoprice’s shareholders. The Purchase Agreement provides for the acquisition of 100% of the equity of Monoprice by Blucora (the “Acquisition”), resulting in Monoprice becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Blucora. Monoprice is an online provider of self-branded electronics and accessories for both consumers and businesses, operating primarily through its www.monoprice.com site.

The total Acquisition consideration payable by Blucora will be equal to $180 million in cash, which is subject to certain specified working capital adjustments, and which includes a deferred compensation agreement.

The consummation of the Acquisition is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions, including the termination or expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. The Acquisition is expected to close during the third quarter. In connection with the execution of the Purchase Agreement, the shareholders and certain option holders of Monoprice have executed non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.

The foregoing description of the Purchase Agreement is a summary, does not purport to be a complete description of the Purchase Agreement, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Purchase Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 2.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

On August 1, 2013, Blucora issued a press release announcing the execution of an agreement to acquire Monoprice. A copy of that press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, and incorporated herein by reference.

Blucora will host a conference call on August 1, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. Pacific time / 8:30 a.m. Eastern time to discuss the Acquisition. The live webcast and a copy of an investor presentation with additional information can be accessed in the Investor Relations section of the Blucora corporate website at http://www.blucora.com. A copy of that investor presentation is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2, and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits


  2.1    Stock Purchase Agreement between Blucora, Inc., Monoprice, Inc., and the Shareholders, dated as of July 31, 2013
99.1    Press release dated August 1, 2013
99.2    Investor presentation dated August 1, 2013




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: August 1, 2013



/s/ Linda Schoemaker

  Linda Schoemaker
  General Counsel and Secretary








  2.1    Stock Purchase Agreement between Blucora, Inc., Monoprice, Inc., and the Shareholders, dated as of July 31, 2013
99.1    Press Release dated August 1, 2013
99.2    Investor presentation dated August 1, 2013