Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Business combinations and disposal

Business combinations and disposal
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Business Combinations [Abstract]  
Business combinations and disposals
Business combinations and disposals
On July 18, 2017, MAXIMUS Companies Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of MAXIMUS, Inc., acquired 100% of the share capital of Revitalised Limited ("Revitalised"). We paid $2.7 million at the point of acquisition and a further $1.4 million in fiscal year 2018, following the achievement of performance targets established at acquisition. Revitalised provides digital solutions to engage communities in the areas of health, fitness and wellbeing. We acquired Revitalised in order to enhance the capabilities of our health services programs in the United Kingdom and, accordingly, the business was integrated into our Health Services Segment. Revitalised included goodwill of $2.8 million and intangible assets of $1.3 million. The goodwill represents the assembled workforce and enhanced capabilities stemming from the acquisition; the intangible assets represent the technology and customer relationships.
K-12 Education
On May 9, 2016, we sold our K-12 Education business, which was previously part of the Human Services Segment. We recorded gains of $6.9 million and $0.7 million in fiscal years 2016 and 2017, respectively.

The K-12 Education business contributed revenue of $2.2 million and reported an operating loss of $0.2 million in fiscal year 2016.

Ascend Management Innovations, LLC
On February 29, 2016, MAXIMUS Health Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MAXIMUS, Inc., acquired 100% of the share capital of Ascend for cash consideration of $44.1 million. Ascend is a provider of independent health assessments and data management tools to government agencies in the U.S. We acquired Ascend to broaden our ability to help our existing government clients deal with the rising demand for long-term care services. This business was integrated into our Health Services Segment. We estimated the fair value of intangible assets acquired as $22.3 million, with an average weighted life of 18 years, and the fair value of goodwill as $18.0 million, which is expected to be deductible for tax purposes. We believe that this goodwill represents the value of the assembled workforce of Ascend, as well as the enhanced knowledge and capabilities resulting from this business combination.

Our allocation of fair value for the assets and liabilities acquired is shown below.
(Amounts in thousands)
Allocation of assets and liabilities
Cash consideration, net of cash acquired

Billed and unbilled receivables

Other assets

Property and equipment and other assets

Deferred income taxes

Intangible assets

Total identifiable assets acquired

Accounts payable and other liabilities

Deferred revenue

Total liabilities assumed

Net identifiable assets acquired


Net assets acquired

The valuation of the intangible assets acquired is summarized below:

(Dollars in thousands)
Useful life
Fair value
Customer relationships
19 years

Technology-based intangible assets
8 years

Trade name
1 year

Total intangible assets

Assessments Australia
On December 15, 2015, MAXIMUS acquired 100% of the share capital of three companies doing business as "Assessments Australia." We acquired Assessments Australia to expand our service offerings within Australia. The consideration was comprised of $2.6 million in cash and contingent consideration of $0.5 million to the sellers of Assessments Australia if sufficient contracts with a specific government agency are won by MAXIMUS prior to December 2022. We performed a probability weighted assessment of this payment. Future changes in our assessment of this liability will be recorded through the consolidated statement of operations. This business was integrated into our Human Services Segment. Management identified goodwill and intangible assets acquired as $3.0 million and $0.4 million, respectively. We believe that the goodwill represents the value of the assembled workforce of Assessments Australia, as well as the enhanced capabilities which the business will provide us.
The intangible assets acquired represent customer relationships. These are being amortized on a straight-line basis over six years.
At September 30, 2018, our estimate of the fair value of the contingent consideration is $0.4 million.