This excerpt taken from the NDAQ 8-K filed Feb 20, 2008.
2. Purchase price of OMX
The total preliminary purchase price is estimated at $4,260.8 million and is comprised of (dollars in millions):
(a) Based on the closing share price of Nasdaq common stock of $37.43 on September 26, 2007, which was the date of the announcement of the increase in the Borse Dubai Offer, multiplied by 60,561,515 shares of Nasdaq common stock (which is $2,266.8 million in equity rounded to the nearest $100 million).
(b) Based on the cash consideration of up to SEK 12,582,952,392 in cash divided by the SEK/USD exchange rate of 6.5402 on September 26, 2007 (which is $1,923.9 million in cash rounded to the nearest $100 million). This amount excludes the funds we will raise to refinance OMXs existing debt, which was $210.9 million as of September 30, 2007.
(c) Managements estimate of direct costs of acquisition, which includes legal and advisory fees to be incurred by Nasdaq. This estimate was based on Nasdaqs historical experience as well as fee estimates provided by advisors.
(d) Under OMXs Share Match Programs, OMX made grants of matching share awards under the Share Match Program for 2006 in April 2006 and had planned to make similar grants under the Share March Program for 2007. However, as a result of the Offer, OMX postponed making such grants. OMX had not granted stock options to employees since 2002. Under the Nasdaq OMX transaction agreement, awards granted under the Share Match Program for 2006 will vest on a pro rata basis in accordance with the Nasdaq OMX transaction agreement, and will be subsequently cancelled as of the completion of the Offer. Participants will receive cash consideration for cancellation of such awards, as well as consideration for the grants that would have been made under the Share Match Program for 2007, in accordance with the Nasdaq OMX transaction agreement. The total cash consideration for the Share Match Programs totaled $10.8 million, which includes the effect of any swap arrangements that were not material. The 2006 Share Match Program totaled approximately $4.4 million and was calculated by multiplying the number of shares in the 2006 Share Match Program by the share price of 208.1 and adding withholdings. The total cash consideration for the 2007 Share Match Program totaled approximately $6.4 million which as stated above was consideration for the grants that would have been made under the 2007 Share Match Program.
Nasdaq is not aware of any events or circumstances that would result in an increase to the total equity or cash components of the purchase price. Under the current structure of the OMX acquisition and the DIFX transactions, in no event will Nasdaq pay more than SEK 12,582,952,392 and issue more than 60,561,515 shares of Nasdaq common stock to Borse Dubai.
The allocation of the estimated purchase price discussed below is preliminary and is subject to change. The final allocation of the purchase price will be based on the fair value of the assets and liabilities of OMX after completion of the OMX acquisition and the DIFX transactions. Any adjustments to the purchase price will be made no later than one year after closing in accordance with SFAS 141, Business Combinations.
The following is a summary of the preliminary allocation of the total purchase price in the OMX acquisition as reflected in the unaudited pro forma condensed combined balance sheet as of September 30, 2007 (dollars in millions):
In performing the preliminary purchase price allocation, Nasdaq considered, among other factors, the intention for the future use of the acquired assets, analyses of historical financial performance, and an estimate of the future performance of OMXs business. The preliminary estimate of the fair values of intangible assets is based, in part, on a valuation using an income approach, market approach or a cost approach, as appropriate. The risk-adjusted discount rates used to compute the present value of individual intangible assets expected net cash flows were based on OMXs weighted average cost of capital, which ranged from 11.0% to 12.0%. These discount rates were determined after consideration of OMXs rate of return on debt and equity and the weighted-average return on invested capital. In estimating the remaining useful lives of the intangible assets, Nasdaq considered the six factors presented in paragraph 11 of SFAS 142 and an analysis of the intangible assets relevant historical attrition data.
See Note 4(a) for a discussion of the methods used to determine the fair value of OMXs intangible assets and equity method investment, as well as a discussion of the estimated average remaining useful life of each intangible asset. The carrying value of all other assets and liabilities was deemed to approximate their estimated fair value.
We and Borse Dubai may decide to change the cash consideration offered to OMX shareholders; for instance, in the event of a competing offer. Each SEK 1 increase in the cash consideration per share OMX Share offered by Borse Dubai in the Borse Dubai Offer but paid by Nasdaq to Borse Dubai as part of the OMX acquisition and the DIFX transactions would increase the aggregate purchase price by $18.4 million. It is possible that any increase in the cash consideration could result in an increase in the amount of debt incurred to finance the transaction.