BUSINESS COMBINATIONS (Notes)
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2016
|Business Combinations [Abstract]|
In 2016 and 2015, we acquired several businesses that were not material, individually or in the aggregate, to our consolidated financial position or results of operations. These acquisitions were funded with cash from operations. In March 2015, we acquired Poltraf Sp z.o.o. ("Poltraf"), a Polish-based pharmaceutical logistics company recognized for its temperature-sensitive warehousing and transportation solutions. In May 2015 and June 2015, we acquired Parcel Pro, Inc. ("Parcel Pro") and the Insured Parcel Services division of G4S International Logistics ("IPS"), respectively. These businesses provide services and insurance coverage for the transport of high value luxury goods.
In August 2015, we acquired Coyote Logistics Midco, Inc. ("Coyote"), a U.S.-based truckload freight brokerage company, for $1.829 billion. This acquisition allows us to expand our existing portfolio by adding large scale truckload freight brokerage and transportation management services to our Supply Chain & Freight reporting segment. In addition, we expect to benefit from synergies in purchased transportation, backhaul utilization, cross-selling to customers, as well as technology systems and industry best practices. The acquisition was funded using cash from operations and issuances of commercial paper.
The estimates of deferred income taxes and goodwill are subject to change based on final determination of fair values of acquired assets and assumed liabilities. The purchase price allocation for acquired companies can be modified for up to one year from the date of acquisition. No material changes in the purchase price allocation have been made since December 31, 2015.
The financial results of these acquired businesses are included in the Supply Chain & Freight segment from the date of acquisition and were not material to our results of operations.
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).
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef