Alliant Insurance Services, one of the nation’s leading distributors of diversified insurance products and services, acquired a specialty aviation insurance brokerage in Washington. Caliber Advisors provided Alliant a purchase price allocation for the acquired intangible assets in accordance with FASB ASC 805.
D&S Community Services, an intermediate care provider, acquired two intermediate care companies in Texas. Given the size of the acquisition, Caliber Advisors assisted D&S with a simplified purchase price allocation for the two entities. The simplified purchase price allocation provided a strong analytical framework which met the company’s financial reporting requirements in a cost-effective manner.
Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC) and is a global leading insurance broker and risk adviser with over 24,000 employees and clients in over 100 countries.
Caliber assisted Marsh in determining the fair value of the intangible assets purchased in in its recent acquisitions of Franco & Acra Tecniseguros (Dominican Republic) Rehder Group Companies (Peru) and Central Insurance Services (Scotland).
With the consolidation occurring in the insurance brokerage industry, Marsh has been at the fore in successfully completing niche acquisitions that diversify its practice and round out its offerings to its clients.
Caliber recently assisted several biotech companies in determining the fair values of certain equity instruments issued by the Companies that are being used in their form S-1 filings. Caliber helped the companies establish the fair value of common stock, preferred stock and warrants and has assisted with developing disclosure statements and responding to SEC requests.
The Companies include Xencor, Ulthera and Pfenex.
Xencor (NASDAQ:XNCR) uses protein engineering technologies to develop better biotherapeutics – antibodies that target new biological mechanisms and are more potent, safer and longer lasting – to improve patient outcomes and quality of life. Its XmAb antibody engineering technology dramatically augments natural antibody immune functions while maintaining over 99.5% identity to natural antibodies.
Ulthera, Inc. is a global medical device company focused on developing and commercializing technologies for aesthetic and medical applications using its therapeutic ultrasound platform technology. The Ulthera® System is the first and only energy-based device to receive U.S. FDA clearance for a non-invasive aesthetic lift indication.
Pfenex is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing and commercializing high value and difficult to manufacture proteins. Pfenex evolved from helping Big Pharma craft large-molecule therapies to developing biosimilars of its own. The company, a spinoff of Dow Chemical, is using its proprietary protein expression technology to develop biosimilars. Its most advance candidate, is a biosimilar to Roche’s Lucentis and is expected to begin Phase III efforts next year.
Read more: Pfenex eyes a $75M IPO to bankroll its biosimilars – FierceBiotech
Balda AG (BAFG.DE) is a Germany-based specialist of plastics solutions requiring precision, quality, safety and specifications tailored to customer requirements. Caliber determined the fair value of the acquired inventory, equipment and intangible assets of two US-based companies recently acquired by Balda: C. Brewer and HK Plastics. All valuations were prepared in accordance with IFRS 3.