This excerpt taken from the VRSN 10-Q filed May 10, 2006.
On February 28, 2006, VeriSign completed its acquisition of 3united Mobile Solutions ag (3united), a Vienna, Austria-based provider of wireless application services. VeriSigns purchase price of $71.2 million for approximately 99.8% of the outstanding capital stock of 3united consisted of approximately $70.1 million in cash consideration, and $1.1 million in direct transaction costs. The acquisition has been accounted for as a purchase and, accordingly, the total purchase price has been allocated to the tangible and intangible assets acquired and the liabilities assumed based on their respective fair values on the acquisition date. 3uniteds results of operations have been included in the consolidated financial statements from the date of acquisition. 3uniteds results of operations for periods prior to the date of acquisition were not material when compared with VeriSigns consolidated results. As a result of the acquisition of 3united, VeriSign recorded goodwill of $48.3 million and intangible assets of $26.7 million, which have been assigned to the Communications Services Group segment. The goodwill represents the excess value over both tangible and intangible assets acquired. The goodwill in this transaction is attributable to the anticipated ability to bundle different applications to engage and drive consumers to higher value services such as content, chat or mCommerce. Under Austrian tax law a portion of the goodwill is deductible for tax purposes. The overall weighted-average life of the identified amortizable assets acquired in the purchase of 3united is 6.6 years. These identified intangible assets will be amortized on a straight-line basis over their useful lives.
The allocation of the purchase price to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on the estimated fair value of 3united was as follows: