On 23 May 2016 the Group acquired 100% of the issued share capital of Tredz Limited and Wheelies Direct Limited for initial cash consideration of £19.2m (excluding transaction costs). The acquired business comprises an online retailer of premium bikes and cycling parts, accessories and clothing, which trades UK-wide under the brand Tredz, and the UK's largest provider of bicycle replacement for insurance companies which trades under the brand Wheelies. The transaction has been accounted for using the acquisition method of accounting.
In addition to the initial consideration, a liability of £5.5m was recognised at fair value in respect of contingent consideration due to the previous shareholders. The contingent consideration is dependent upon the performance of Tredz for the year ended 28 February 2017. The range of possible payments under the contingent arrangement is £nil to £12.5m.
The acquisition had the following impact on the Group's assets and liabilities:
|Fair value adjustment|
|Final fair value|
|Tredz and Wheelies net assets at the acquisition date|
|Intangible assets and goodwill||0.8||(0.8)||—|
|Trade and other receivables||1.8||—||1.8|
|Trade and other payables||(6.1)||—||(6.1)|
|Current tax liabilities||(0.2)||—||(0.2)|
|Deferred tax liability||(0.2)||—||(0.2)|
Goodwill was recognised as a result of the acquisition as follows:
|Less fair value of identifiable assets||(3.0)|
|Goodwill and intangible assets||20.9|
|Tredz and Wheelies Brand Names||5.6|
|Deferred tax liability||(2.5)|
None of the goodwill acquired is expected to be deductible for income tax purposes. The goodwill relates to the assembled workforce of Tredz and Wheelies and future expansion and growth opportunities.
The Tredz and Wheelies businesses contributed £36.7m revenue and a profit of £1.8m to the Group's profit before tax for the period between the date of acquisition and the balance sheet date.
If the acquisition of the Tredz and Wheelies businesses had been completed on the first day of the financial year, Group revenues for the period would have been £6.7m higher and Group profit before tax of the parent would have been £0.5m higher (before amortisation of intangible assets arising on consolidation).