This excerpt taken from the NDAQ 8-K filed Jan 27, 2006.
Acquisition of Toll Associated LLC
On September 7, 2004, Nasdaq completed its acquisition of Toll, owner and operator of the Brut ECN, from SunGard. As a result, the financial information for Toll for the period January 1, 2004 through September 6, 2004 is also included in the unaudited pro forma condensed combined statement of income for the year ended December 31, 2004 in this Form 8-K/A. Since balance sheet data for Toll is included in Nasdaqs historical balance sheet at September 30, 2005, separate pro forma balance sheet data for Toll is not presented.
The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial statements are presented to illustrate the effects of both acquisitions on the historical financial position and operating results of Nasdaq, Norway and Toll. The unaudited pro forma condensed combined statements of income combine the historical consolidated statements of income of Nasdaq, Norway and Toll, giving effect to the acquisitions as if they had occurred on January 1, 2004. The unaudited pro forma condensed combined balance sheet combines the historical consolidated balances sheets of Nasdaq and Norway, giving effect to the acquisition as if it had occurred on September 30, 2005. Since balance sheet data for Toll is included in Nasdaqs historical balance sheet at September 30, 2005, separate pro forma balance sheet data for Toll is not presented.
Nasdaq prepared the unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information using the purchase method of accounting with Nasdaq treated as the acquirer. Accordingly, Nasdaqs cost to acquire Norway of $968.9 million ($934.5 million cash paid plus $34.4 million of direct acquisition costs), which is subject to certain post-closing adjustments, has been allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed of $64.7 million (net assets) and the remainder of $904.2 million was recorded as goodwill of $799.1 million, intangible assets of $172.9 million and a non-current deferred tax liability of $67.8 million related to the intangible assets. Independent valuation specialists assisted Nasdaq management in the acquisition in determining the fair values of the net assets acquired and the intangible assets. The work performed by the independent valuation specialists has been considered by management in determining the fair values reflected in these unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial statements. The valuations are based on the actual assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the acquisition date and managements consideration of the independent specialists valuation work.
The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information is presented for informational purposes only. The pro forma data is not necessarily indicative of what Nasdaqs consolidated financial position or results of operations actually would have been had Nasdaq completed the acquisitions at the dates indicated. In addition, the unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information does not purport to project the future consolidated financial position or operating results of the combined companies.