This excerpt taken from the NDAQ 10-Q filed Nov 8, 2006.
In September 2006, we acquired PrimeZone Media Network, Inc., or PrimeZone, a privately held, California-based firm specializing in press release newswire and multimedia services, for $18.0 million in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments. In February 2006, we acquired Shareholder.com, a privately held, Massachusetts-based firm specializing in shareholder communications and investor relations intelligence services, for $40.0 million in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments. We operate PrimeZone and Shareholder.com as wholly-owned subsidiaries and they are included in our Issuer Services segment. The condensed consolidated financial statements include the operating results from the dates of acquisition.
The following table presents a summary of the PrimeZone and Shareholder.com acquisitions:
We will finalize the purchase price allocations for both the PrimeZone and Shareholder.com acquisitions within one year from the purchase dates. We expect future adjustments related to taxes and settlement of post-closing adjustments. See Note 4, Goodwill and Purchased Intangible Assets, for further discussion.
The following table presents the details of the purchased intangible assets acquired in the PrimeZone and Shareholder.com acquisitions. All purchased intangible assets are amortized using the straight-line method.