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Note 4 - Acquisitions

Note 4 - Acquisitions
9 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Notes to Financial Statements  
Business Combination Disclosure [Text Block]

Note 4. Acquisitions:


We periodically complete business combinations that align with our business strategy. Acquisitions are accounted for using the acquisition method of accounting, which requires, among other things, that assets acquired and liabilities assumed be recognized at fair value as of the acquisition date and the results of operations of each acquired business are included in our consolidated statements of comprehensive income from their respective dates of acquisition. Acquisition costs are recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses as incurred.


Eminence Biotechnology


On October 20, 2020, the Company acquired 47.6% of the outstanding equity shares of Changzhou Eminence Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (Eminence) for approximately $9.8 million, net of cash acquired. The fair value of the noncontrolling interest of $9.0 million included in the consolidated balance sheet was a non-cash activity within the statement of cash flows. Eminence is considered a variable interest entity as it is an early stage biotechnology company that will require additional funding through a subsequent equity investment, which will be used to fund Eminence’s expansion and GMP manufacturing capabilities within China. Both at the initial time of our investment and at March 31, 2021, the Company expects to participate in one or more rounds of additional equity funding, with a total additional investment in the range of $6 million to $12 million which will likely result in an increase in the Company’s ownership percentage of Eminence. The Company was considered the primary beneficiary at the time of initial acquisition given the Company was the largest shareholder coupled with its ability to exercise significant influence over the entity. As of March 31, 2021, the Company’s investment at risk is limited to the initial investment of $9.8 million, net of cash acquired and an additional $0.8 million loan made from the Company to Eminence in the third fiscal quarter of 2021. The Company’s investment at risk is expected to increase in subsequent periods given the additional financing expected to be provided as further discussed above. 


As Eminence was considered a variable interest entity with the Company being the primary beneficiary, the transaction was accounted for in accordance with ASC 805, Business Combinations. In applying ASC 805 to the transaction, the Company has elected to include Eminence in our consolidated financial statements on a one month lag. 


The goodwill recorded as result of the acquisition represents the strategic benefits of growing the Company’s product portfolio and the expected revenue growth from increased market penetration. The fair value of the noncontrolling interest in Eminence was calculated utilizing cash flow projections discounted to the acquisition date and control premiums calculated using market data. Acquired goodwill is not deductible for income tax purposes. The business became part of the Protein Sciences reportable segment in the second quarter of fiscal year 2021. 


Certain estimated fair values are not yet finalized and are subject to change, which could be significant. The Company expects to finalize our purchasing accounting by the end of fiscal year 2021 when we have finalized our intangible assets valuations and income tax assessment of acquired net operating losses (NOLs). Amounts for intangible assets, deferred tax liabilities, acquired NOLs, and goodwill remain subject to change. The preliminary estimated fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed and the updated preliminary amounts as of March 31, 2021 are as follows (in thousands): 




Allocation at



    Adjustments to Fair Value    

Adjusted Preliminary

Allocation at

March 31, 2021


Current assets, net of cash

  $ 3,145     $ -     $ 3,145  

Equipment and other long-term assets

    1,639     -     1,639  

Intangible assets:


Developed technology

    6,778     -     6,778  

Customer relationships

    2,133     -     2,133  


    8,811       (963 )  



Total assets acquired

    22,506     (963 )  




    1,436     -     1,436  

Deferred income taxes, net

    2,320     (963 )   1,357  

Net assets acquired

  $ 18,750     $ -     $ 18,750  

Cash paid, net of cash acquired

  $ 9,765     $ -     $ 9,765  

Fair value of noncontrolling interest in Eminence

    8,985     -     8,985  

Net assets acquired

  $ 18,750     $ -     $ 18,750  


As summarized in the table, there were adjustments totaling $1.0 million to goodwill during the measurement period. These adjustments relate to refinements within our deferred tax amounts based on factors existing on the acquisition date. 


Tangible assets and liabilities acquired were recorded at fair value on the date of close based on management's preliminary assessment. The purchase price allocated to developed technology and customer relationships was based on management's preliminary forecasted cash inflows and outflows and using a multiperiod excess earnings method to calculate the fair value of assets purchased. The amount recorded for developed technology is being amortized with the expense reflected in cost of goods sold in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings and Comprehensive Income. The amortization period for developed technology is estimated to be 13 years. Amortization expense related to customer relationships is reflected in selling, general and administrative expenses in the Consolidated Statement of Earnings and Comprehensive Income. The amortization period for customer relationships is estimated to be 10 years. The net deferred income tax liability represents the net amount of the estimated future impact of adjustments for costs to be recognized as intangible asset amortization, which is not deductible for income tax purposes offset by the deferred tax asset for the preliminary calculation of acquired NOLs.