Acquired business operations in 2013
Digia made no business acquisitions during 2013.
Acquired business operations in 2012
On 8 August 2012 the company made a deal to buy Qt software technology and the related business from Nokia Plc. With the acquisition, 88 employees in Norway, Germany and Finland were transferred to the company’s employment. The deal became effective on 18 September 2012 and the net acquisition price was EUR 4.0 million, comprising the sale price of EUR 16.2 million related to the assets and business transferred, minus a bill of EUR 12.2 million from Digia to Nokia.
Based on the aforementioned EUR 16.2 million sale price, EUR 6.6 million in goodwill on intangible rights was recorded, of which EUR 2.9 million applied to the brand, EUR 4.1 million to the acquired technology and EUR 1.0 million to the Nokia customer relationship. In line with the Finnish financial reporting standard, the recorded depreciation from goodwill is tax-deductible. Additionally, EUR 0.2 million was recorded as an expense and EUR 1.5 million as a loan repayment related to an expense from 2012 covered as a part of the deal.
The aforementioned bill from Digia to Nokia concerned the granting to Nokia of the right to continue using Qt in its own business, to a three-year competition and transfer restriction applying to the technology acquired by Digia, and to Nokia’s fixed-term obligation to provide Digia with services facilitating the takeover of the acquired business, which were valued in total at EUR 12.2 million. Of the total sum, EUR 9.2 million was related to the right of use granted to Nokia and is considered as income for the company. Of this, EUR 3.8 million was allocated to the period under review and the other EUR 5.4 million will be recognised evenly over the next three years.