TTEC HOLDINGS, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 11/07/2018
Entire Document

Table of Contents


Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements


The SCS customer relationships have been estimated based on the initial valuation and will be amortized over an estimated useful life of 10 years. The goodwill recognized from the SCS acquisition is estimated to be attributable, but not limited to, the acquired workforce and expected synergies with CTS. None of the tax basis of the acquired intangibles and goodwill will be deductible for income tax purposes. The acquired goodwill and intangibles and operating results of SCS are reported within the CTS segment from the date of acquisition.

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Concierge

On March 31, 2018, the Company, through its subsidiary Percepta, acquired certain assets from Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Concierge, LLC (“BH”) related to a customer engagement center and the related customer contracts. This acquisition is being accounted for as a business combination. These assets will be integrated into the Company’s CMS segment.

The total cash paid was $1. In connection with the purchase, Percepta assumed the lease for the customer engagement center and entered into a transitional services agreement with BH to facilitate the transfer of the employees and business. Fair values were assigned to each purchased asset including $257 thousand for customer relationships, $330 thousand as a lease subsidy and $98 thousand for fixed assets. Based on the $1 purchase price, a gain on purchase of $685 thousand was recorded in the quarter ended March 31, 2018 and was included in Other income (expense) in the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss).


On November 8, 2017, the Company agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares in Motif, Inc., a California corporation (“Motif”). Motif is a digital trust and safety services company serving eCommerce marketplaces, online retailers, travel agencies and financial services companies. Motif provides omni-channel community moderation services via voice, email and chat from delivery centers in India and the Philippines via approximately 2,700 employees. Motif will be integrated into the Company’s CMS segment.

The acquisition will be implemented through two separate transactions.  In November 2017, the Company completed the acquisition of 70% of all outstanding shares in Motif from private equity and certain individual investors for $46.8 million, subject to customary representations and warranties, and working capital adjustments. The Company also agreed to purchase the remaining 30% interest in Motif from Motif’s founders (“Founders’ Shares”) no later than May 2020 (“30% buyout period”). The Company agreed to pay for the Founders’ Shares at a purchase price to be determined on Motif’s fiscal year 2020’s adjusted normalized EBITDA, $5.0 million in cash, and 30% of the excess cash present in the business at the time of the buyout; or if the buyout occurs prior to May 2020, based on the trailing twelve months EBITDA, calculated from the most recently completed full monthly period ending prior to the date of the buyout triggering event, $5.0 million in cash, and 30% of the excess cash in the business at that point. In connection with this mandatory buyout, the Company has recorded a $35.8 million liability as of September 30, 2018 which is included in Other long-term liabilities in the Consolidated Balance Sheet. As a part of the transition, the Motif founders agreed to continue to stay as executives in the acquired business, at least through the 30% buyout period, and not to compete with the Company with respect to the acquired business.