3. ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS OF BUSINESSES
Acquisitions. In April 2017, the Company acquired Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc., a Thomson, GA-based supplier of pressure impregnated kiln-dried lumber and plywood products for fire retardant and preservative applications for approximately $205 million, net of cash acquired.
In the first three months of 2017, the Company acquired four businesses, two in its television broadcasting division and two in its education division for $86.5 million in cash and contingent consideration, and the assumption of $59.1 million in certain pension and postretirement obligations.
On January 17, 2017, the Company closed on its agreement with Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. and Media General, Inc. to acquire the assets of WCWJ, a CW affiliate television station in Jacksonville, FL and WSLS, an NBC affiliate television station in Roanoke, VA for cash and the assumption of certain pension obligations. The acquisition of WCWJ and WSLS will complement the other stations that GMG operates.
In February 2017, Kaplan acquired a 100% interest in Genesis Training Institute, a Dubai-based provider of professional development training in the United Arab Emirates, by purchasing all of its issued and outstanding shares. Additionally, Kaplan acquired a 100% interest in Red Marker Pty Ltd, an Australia-based regulatory technology company by purchasing all of its outstanding shares. These acquisitions are expected to provide certain strategic benefits in the future.
During 2016, the Company acquired five businesses, three businesses included in its education division and two businesses in other businesses. In January 2016, Kaplan acquired a 100% interest in Mander Portman Woodward, a leading provider of high-quality, bespoke education to UK and international students in London, Cambridge and Birmingham, by purchasing all of its issued and outstanding shares. In February 2016, Kaplan acquired a 100% interest in Osborne Books, an educational publisher of learning resources for accounting qualifications in the UK, by purchasing all of its issued and outstanding shares. The primary reason for these acquisitions is based on several strategic benefits expected to be realized in the future. Both of these acquisitions are included in Kaplan International.
In September 2016, Group Dekko, Inc. (Dekko) acquired a 100% interest in Electri-Cable Assemblies (ECA), a Shelton, CT-based manufacturer of power, data and electrical solutions for the office furniture industry, by purchasing all of its issued and outstanding shares. Dekko's primary reasons for the acquisition were to complement existing product offerings and provide opportunities for synergies across the businesses. Dekko is included in other businesses.
Acquisition-related costs of $1.1 million related to these 2017 acquisitions were expensed as incurred. The aggregate purchase price of the 2017 and 2016 acquisitions was allocated as follows (2017 on a preliminary basis):
Purchase Price Allocation
March 31, 2017
December 31, 2016
Other current assets
Property, plant and equipment
Indefinite-lived intangible assets
Amortized intangible assets
Pension and other postretirement benefits liabilities
Deferred income taxes
Aggregate purchase price, net of cash acquired
The 2017 fair values recorded were based upon preliminary valuations and the estimates and assumptions used in such valuations are subject to change, which could be significant, within the measurement period (up to one year from the acquisition date). The recording of deferred tax assets or liabilities, working capital and the final amount of residual goodwill and other intangibles are not yet finalized. Goodwill is calculated as the excess of the consideration transferred over the net assets recognized and represents the estimated future economic benefits arising from other assets acquired that could not be individually identified and separately recognized. The goodwill recorded due to these acquisitions is attributable to the assembled workforces of the acquired companies and expected synergies. No goodwill is expected to be deducted for the acquisitions completed in 2017. The Company expects to deduct $22.2 million of goodwill for income tax purposes for the acquisitions completed in 2016.