ACQUISITIONS AND INVESTMENTS
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2020
|Business Combinations [Abstract]|
|ACQUISITIONS AND INVESTMENTS||ACQUISITIONS AND INVESTMENTS
2020 Acquisitions and Investments. In February 2020, we acquired the remaining 40.6% interest in our India joint venture. In 2020, the Company also completed an acquisition in our USIS segment to expand the Company's product offerings. We have completed the allocation of the purchase prices for the 2020 acquisitions.
2019 Acquisitions and Investments. In April 2019, the Company completed the acquisition of 100% of Knowledge Works, Inc., d/b/a PayNet, Inc. (“PayNet”), a commercial data and analytics company, in our USIS and International segments to expand the Company’s product offerings. In 2019, the Company completed various acquisitions in our Workforce Solutions segment to expand the Company’s product offerings. We have completed the allocation of the purchase prices for the 2019 acquisitions.
Purchase Price Allocation. The following table summarizes the estimated fair value of the net assets acquired and the liabilities assumed at the acquisition dates during 2020 and 2019.
(1)Identifiable intangible assets are further disaggregated in the following table.
(2)The goodwill related to the 2020 acquisitions were recognized in the International and USIS operating segments. The goodwill related to the International and USIS acquisitions in 2020 are not deductible for tax purposes. The goodwill related to PayNet is included in the USIS and International operating segments and the goodwill related to the other 2019 acquisitions is included in the Workforce Solutions operating segment. The goodwill related to PayNet and the Workforce Solutions acquisitions in 2019 are not deductible for tax purposes.
(3)The above reflects the total net assets recorded from the purchase of the remaining interest of the India joint venture, inclusive of the gain due to remeasurement of the prior equity interest.
The primary reasons the purchase price of these acquisitions exceeded the fair value of the net assets acquired, which resulted in the recognition of goodwill, were expanded growth opportunities from new or enhanced product offerings and geographies, cost savings from the elimination of duplicative activities, and the acquisition of an assembled workforce that are not recognized as assets apart from goodwill.
The entire disclosure for a business combination (or series of individually immaterial business combinations) completed during the period, including background, timing, and recognized assets and liabilities. The disclosure may include leverage buyout transactions (as applicable).
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