Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

3. Acquisitions

3. Acquisitions
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
3. Acquisitions

On November 18, 2016, the Company entered into an asset purchase agreement pursuant to which the Company assumed obligations to provide services to a customer base. In connection with that transaction, the Company recognized goodwill and a corresponding obligation to the seller in the amount of $0.4 million. In such agreement, the Company also agreed to pay additional consideration to the seller if it was able to facilitate the assignment of certain additional customers to the Company.


On March 1, 2017, the Company entered into an additional asset purchase agreement with another party pursuant to which the Company assumed obligations to provide services to a customer base and also purchased the outstanding accounts receivables associated with that customer base of approximately $0.6 million. As this customer base was included in the November 2016 agreement, the Company is required to pay consideration to the counterparty to that agreement the estimated aggregate amount of $1.7 million (included in customer base acquisitions in note 11).  The March 2017 agreement also provides for a management period during which the Company will be responsible for all aspects of the customer relationship with respect to the acquired customer base until such time as all regulatory approvals have been obtained, and the Company’s consolidated statement of operations includes the revenue associated with the customer base acquisition effective March 1, 2017.  The March 2017 agreement also provides for a transition period during which the seller thereunder will provide certain services and assistance to the Company.


The aggregate amount for the November 2016 and March 2017 agreements totaled $2.3 million, comprised of the $0.6 million paid for the accounts receivable and the $1.7 million of contingent consideration related to the customer base which was valued at a multiple of monthly revenue and that will be paid over a period of 18 months.  These agreements did not have a material effect on the Company’s results of operations or financial condition.