|9 Months Ended|
May 31, 2019
|Business Combinations [Abstract]|
|Business Combination Disclosure [Text Block]||
Note 4. Acquisitions
During fiscal 2018, the Company completed two acquisitions which resulted in the recognition of goodwill in the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements because their purchase prices reflected the future earnings and cash flow potential of the acquired companies, as well as the complementary strategic fit and resulting synergies. The Company makes an initial allocation of the purchase price, at the date of acquisition, based upon the fair value of the acquired assets and assumed liabilities. The Company obtains this information during due diligence and through other sources. If additional information is obtained about these assets and liabilities within the measurement period (not to exceed one year from the date of acquisition), the Company will refine its estimates of fair value and adjust the purchase price allocation as appropriate.
The Company acquired the stock and certain assets of Mirage Machines, Ltd. ("Mirage") on December 1, 2017 for a purchase price of $17.4 million, net of cash acquired. This IT&S segment tuck-in acquisition is a provider of industrial and energy maintenance tools. The final purchase price allocation resulted in $10.3 million of goodwill (which is not deductible for tax purposes) and $4.1 million of intangible assets. The intangible assets were comprised of $2.3 million of indefinite lived tradenames and $1.8 million of amortizable customer relationships.
The Company acquired the stock of Equalizer International, Limited ("Equalizer") on May 11, 2018 for a purchase price of $5.8 million, net of cash acquired. This IT&S segment tuck-in acquisition is a provider of industrial and energy maintenance tools, expanding our pipe and flange alignment offerings. The final purchase price allocation resulted in $2.4 million of goodwill (a portion of which is not deductible for tax purposes) and $2.1 million of intangible assets. The intangible assets were comprised of $0.8 million of indefinite lived tradenames and $1.3 million of amortizable customer relationships and patents.
The Company incurred acquisition transaction costs of $0.3 million and $0.7 million in the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018, respectively, (included in "Selling, administrative and engineering expenses" in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings) related to these acquisitions.
The acquired businesses generated combined net sales of $3.4 million and $10.3 million for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2019, respectively. Combined net sales for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018 were $3.1 million and $5.1 million, respectively. Because the net sales and earnings impact of both acquired businesses are not material to the three and nine months ended May 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company has not included the pro forma operating result disclosures otherwise required for acquisitions.
The entire disclosure for a business combination (or series of individually immaterial business combinations) completed during the period, including background, timing, and recognized assets and liabilities. The disclosure may include leverage buyout transactions (as applicable).
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