PerkinElmer Acquires EUROIMMUN
On June 16, 2017, PerkinElmer, Inc., announced that it would acquire EUROIMMUN Medizinische Labordiagnostika AG (EUROIMMUN), thus making EUROIMMUN an official subsidiary of PerkinElmer. Students are expected to consider strategic motivations behind the acquisition, from the perspectives of both parties, as well as the risks associated with such an acquisition. In addition, they should be able to prepare a pro forma post-acquisition consolidated balance sheet for the combined company. This case is intended for use in a financial accounting course to demonstrate the accounting for acquisitions, specifically where intangible assets could be motivating factors for purchase. Students are expected to prepare two post-acquisition consolidated balance sheets for PerkinElmer (with and without the use of short-term debt facilities), and must consider justifications and risks behind each financing option. Students are asked to consider potential motivations for the acquisition, risks to both parties in entering into this agreement, and market advantages resulting from PerkinElmer's acquisition of EUROIMMUN. In addition, students will also be exposed to and explore the rationale behind the goodwill and intangible asset fair values and purchase price allocations as assessed by PerkinElmer.