Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013

3. Acquisition

        On May 6, 2013, the Company acquired substantially all of the assets of TrynEx for the purpose of expanding its current market presence in the snow and ice segment. Total consideration paid was $26,734 including an estimated working capital adjustment. The working capital adjustment was further adjusted to reduce the purchase price at December 31, 2013 by $262 which the Company received after the date of these financial statements. The acquisition was financed with $28,000 of revolver borrowings under the Company's credit facility discussed in Note 7. The Company incurred $1,239 of transaction expenses related to this acquisition that are included in selling, general and administrative expense in the Consolidated Statements of Income.

        The TrynEx purchase agreement includes contingent consideration in the form of an earnout capped at $7,000. Under the earnout the former owners of TrynEx are entitled to receive payments contingent upon the revenue growth and financial performance of the acquired business for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. On August 5, 2013, the purchase agreement was amended to remove the requirement that the former owners of TrynEx remain employed in the 2014 and 2015 performance periods, resulting in recognition of the fair value of the contingent consideration for 2014 and 2015 of $3,587 at that date. The requirement of continued employment remains in place for the 2016 performance period.

        The following table summarizes the allocation of the purchase price paid and the subsequent working capital adjustment to the fair value of the net assets acquired as of the acquisition date:

Accounts receivable




Other current assets


Property and equipment




Intangible assets


Accounts payable and other liabilities

    (1,972 )


  $ 26,472  

        The goodwill for the acquisition is a result of acquiring and retaining the existing workforces and expected synergies from integrating the operations into the Company. The Company is amortizing its goodwill for income tax purposes over a fifteen-year period starting at the date of acquisition. The acquired intangible assets include customer relationships of $8,820 being amortized over 19.5 years, patents of $1,320 being amortized over 17 years and trademarks of $2,359 being amortized over 25 years.

        The acquisition was accounted for under the purchase method, and accordingly, the results of operations are included in the Company's financial statements from the date of acquisition. From the date of acquisition through December 31, 2013, the TrynEx assets contributed $12,879 of revenues and ($3,334) of pre-tax operating losses, including $4,506 of certain purchase accounting expenses, related to the Company.