Business Acquisitions and Related Transactions
|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
|Business Combinations [Abstract]
|Business Acquisitions and Related Transactions
BUSINESS ACQUISITIONS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS
The Company accounts for acquisitions using the acquisition method in accordance with ASC 805, Business Combinations. The purchase price for each has been allocated to the assets based on their estimated fair values at the date of each acquisition as set forth in the table below. The excess purchase price over the estimated fair value of the net assets, which are calculated using level 3 inputs per the fair value hierarchy as defined in Note 17, acquired has been recorded as goodwill. Intangible assets, if identified, have been recorded and are being amortized over periods ranging from one to fifteen years. See Note 5 for additional information.
Determining the fair value of certain assets and liabilities assumed is judgmental in nature and often involves the use of significant estimates and assumptions. Certain amounts below are provisional based on our best estimates using information available as of the reporting date. The Company is waiting for information to become available to finalize its valuation of certain elements of these transactions. Specifically, the assigned values for energy assets, intangibles, and goodwill are provisional in nature and subject to change upon the completion of the final valuation of such elements.
During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company completed an acquisition of certain assets of Washington, DC based mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design company, JVP Engineers, P.C. The consideration consisted of $2,326, of which, $1,901 has been paid to date. The remaining balance is attributed to a contingent consideration holdback related to the collection of certain receivables and will be be paid 15 months from the completion of the acquisition. No debt was assumed or cash acquired in the transaction. The pro-forma effects of this acquisition on the Company’s operations are not material. During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company had a measurement period adjustment of $197, which was recorded as a reduction to goodwill.
During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company completed an acquisition of certain assets of the Hawaii-based building science and design engineering consulting firm, Chelsea Group Limited. The consideration consisted of $1,691 of cash and potential contingent consideration of up to $2,000 based upon meeting certain future revenue targets over the next 5 years. The final purchase price is subject to a net working capital adjustment, dependent on the level of working capital at the acquisition date, that has not been finalized yet. The fair value of the contingent consideration was $555 as of the date of acquisition. No debt was assumed or cash acquired in the transaction. The pro-forma effects of this acquisition on the Company’s operations are not material. The value of the contingent consideration increased by $44 during the year ended December 31, 2018 to a ending balance of $599 as of December 31, 2018. See Note 17 for additional information on the of the contingent consideration.
In January 2017, the Company acquired two solar PV projects currently under construction as well as associated construction loan agreements with a bank for use in providing non-recourse financing for these acquired solar PV projects currently under construction. The Company paid $2,409 to acquire the assets under construction, and assumed $5,635 of associated non-recourse financing.
In December 2016, the Company acquired a solar PV project currently under construction as well as an associated construction loan agreement with a bank for use in providing non-recourse financing for this acquired solar PV project currently under construction. The Company paid $3,575 to acquire the asset under construction, and assumed $9,503 of associated non-recourse financing.
A summary of the cumulative consideration paid and the allocation of the purchase price of all of the acquisitions in each respective year is as follows:
The results of the acquired assets since the dates of the acquisitions have been included in the Company’s operations as presented in the accompanying consolidated statements of income (loss), consolidated statements of comprehensive income (loss) and consolidated statements of cash flows.
For the years ended December 31, 2018, in order to expand its portfolio of energy assets, the Company acquired twelve solar projects from two separate developers and is under definitive agreement to acquire six additional solar projects. The Company has concluded that in accordance with ASC 805, Business Combinations, these acquisitions did not constitute a business as the assets acquired in each case could be considered a single asset or group of similar assets that made up substantially all of the fair market value of the acquisitions. See Note 7 for additional disclosures on these asset acquisitions.