Purchase Price Allocation Benchmarking Study | IT 2017
We are pleased to present the results of our purchase price allocations benchmarking study for Information Technology acquisitions completed in 2017. While no two acquisitions are the same, common themes in the valuation of intangibles and goodwill can be found along industry lines. Information Technology companies commonly rely on such identifiable intangible assets as developed technology, in-process research and development, customer relationships, and trade names. However, even within IT, companies pursue wildly different and unique business models. Our analysis aims to identify patterns within narrowly defined industry segments.
2015 Goodwill / Intangibles Benchmarking BioPharmaceuticals
We studied purchase price allocations in BioPharmaceutical industry titled “Valuation of Goodwill and Intangibles in 2015 BioPharmaceutical Transactions.” The study focused on recognition, valuation, and determination of useful lives of pertinent intangible assets, contingent considerations and goodwill.
ASC 805 6 Key Considerations
For most companies, Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 805 (formerly FAS 141R) has been in effect since 2009. While the recent wave of acquisition activity provided lessons in implementing the new standards, more transaction experience is needed to understand the full impactof ASC 805.
Social Gaming Purchase Accounting Benchmarking
The Social Gaming has been one of the most active sectors for M&A transactions in the global technology industry. With the promise of significant growth and almost immediate profitability, social game developers provide for attractive acquisition targets in buy vs. build strategy.
BioPharmaceutical Valuations in Purchase Accounting
Accounting Standard Codification Topic 805 (“ASC 805”), Business Combinations, was designed to provide additional transparency in purchase accounting. The biopharmaceutical industry is a clear beneficiary.
2014 Goodwill / Intangible Benchmarking Software & Services
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have consistently emphasized the importance of accurate business combination accounting. We studied the accounting purchase price allocation results with the focus on goodwill and identifiable intangible assets for Software and Services companies.