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.
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 rationale for these acquisitions was 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.
Sale of Businesses. In February 2017, GHG completed the sale of Celtic Healthcare of Maryland.
In January 2016, Kaplan completed the sale of Colloquy, which was included in Kaplan Corporate and Other.
Other. In June 2016, Residential and a Michigan hospital formed a joint venture to provide home health services to patients in western Michigan. In connection with this transaction, Residential contributed its western Michigan home health operations to the joint venture and then sold 60% of the newly formed venture to its Michigan hospital partner. Although Residential manages the operations of the joint venture, Residential holds a 40% interest in the joint venture, so the operating results of the joint venture are not consolidated and the pro rata operating results are included in the Company’s equity in earnings of affiliates.
In June 2016, the Company purchased the outstanding 20% redeemable noncontrolling interest in Residential. At that time, the Company recorded an increase to redeemable noncontrolling interest of $3.0 million, with a corresponding decrease to capital in excess of par value, to reflect the redemption value of the redeemable noncontrolling interest at $24.0 million. Following this transaction, Celtic and Residential combined their business operations to form GHG. The redeemable noncontrolling interest shareholders in Celtic exchanged their 20% interest in Celtic for a 10% mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling interest in the combined entity and the Company recorded a $4.1 million net increase to the mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling interest to reflect the estimated fair value of the mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling interest. The minority shareholders have an option to put their shares to the Company starting in 2020, and are required to put a percentage of their shares in 2022 and 2024, with the remaining shares required to be put by the minority shareholders in 2026. The redemption value is based on an EBITDA multiple, adjusted for working capital and other items, computed annually, with no limit on the amount payable. The Company now owns 90% of GHG. Because the noncontrolling interest is now mandatorily redeemable by the Company by 2026, it is reported as a noncurrent liability at June 30, 2017.
During the first six months of 2017, the Company’s capital expenditures totaled $27.9 million. This amount includes assets acquired during the year, whereas the amounts reflected in the Company’s Condensed Statements of Cash Flows are based on cash payments made during the relevant periods. The Company estimates that its capital expenditures will be in the range of $75 million to $85 million in 2017.
The Company’s borrowings were $496.2 million and $491.8 million, at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.
At June 30, 2017, the Company had cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and investments in marketable securities and other investments totaling $925.1 million, compared with $1,119.1 million at December 31, 2016. The Company’s net cash provided by operating activities, as reported in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, was $131.6 million for the first six months of 2017, compared to $146.6 million for the first six months of 2016. The decrease is due to increased current year payments to vendors, and a large reduction in the income tax receivable in the prior year, offset by significant cash receipts from customers received in the first half of 2017 compared to 2016.