This excerpt taken from the NDAQ 10-K filed Feb 28, 2007.
Pro Forma Information for the INET Acquisition
On December 8, 2005 we acquired INET. The consolidated financial statements include the operating results of INET from the date of acquisition. Unaudited pro forma combined historical results to reflect INET for the year ended December 31, 2005 are included in the table below. For the year ended December 31, 2005 the unaudited pro forma combined historical results combine the historical consolidated statements of income of Nasdaq and INET, giving effect to the acquisition as if it had occurred on January 1, 2005. We also acquired PrimeNewswire and Shareholder.com in 2006 and the remaining 50.0% interest in the Nasdaq Insurance Agency and Carpenter Moore in 2005, but have not included results from these businesses in these pro forma results as these acquisitions were not considered significant under Regulation S-X on either an individual or aggregate basis.
The pro forma results include amortization of purchased intangible assets and the elimination of intercompany transactions had Nasdaq and INET acted as a combined company. The pro forma results also include additional interest expense recorded for the debt incurred and restructured in connection with the financing of the INET acquisition, which included: (1) the issuance of $205 million convertible notes to Silver Lake Partners, II, L.P., or SLP, ($141.4 million), Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners IV, L.P., or H&F, ($60.0 million) and other partners ($3.6 million) on April 22, 2005, (2) the restructuring of the $240 million convertible notes issued to H&F (including a $7.4 million pre-tax loss on the restructuring) and (3) the issuance of the $750 million senior term loan facility. The pro forma results are not necessarily indicative of what actually would have occurred if the acquisition had been completed as of the beginning of 2005, nor are they necessarily indicative of future consolidated results.