Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2015
Acquisitions [Abstract]  
Note 12.   Acquisitions

On June 15, 2015, the Company acquired the remaining interest in ImTech, a business engaged in designing and manufacturing industrial printing products and specialty ink products, for $1,703.

On June 8, 2015, the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The York Group, Inc. ("York"), entered into a purchase agreement with Aurora Products Group, LLC ("Aurora"), the sellers identified therein, and Kohlberg Management VII, L.P., in its capacity as the sellers' representative. Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the purchase agreement, York will acquire all of the outstanding equity interests of Aurora, resulting in Aurora becoming an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Matthews.  Aurora provides burial, cremation, and technology products to funeral home clients and distributors in the United States and Canada. Matthews expects to fund the acquisition through cash on hand and borrowings under its existing credit facility.  The purchase price for the Aurora Transaction is $214.0 million in cash on a debt-free basis subject to a working capital adjustment. Additional consideration of $10.0 million is payable contingent upon the achievement of a specified increased level of adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization for the last full twelve (12) months prior to the closing. Matthews expects to consummate the Aurora Transaction in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, subject to customary closing conditions, including the expiration of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ("HSR Act") or early termination of the waiting period under the HSR Act.

On July 29, 2014, the Company acquired Schawk, a leading global brand development, activation and brand deployment company headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois.  Under the terms of the transaction, Schawk shareholders received $11.80 cash and 0.20582 shares of Matthews' common stock for each Schawk share held.  Based on the closing price of Matthews' stock on July 28, 2014, the transaction represented an implied price of $20.74 per share and a total enterprise value (which included outstanding debt, net of cash acquired) of $616,686.  Schawk provides comprehensive brand development and brand deployment services to clients primarily in the consumer packaged goods, retail and life sciences markets.  Schawk creates and sells its clients' brands, produces brand assets and protects brand equities to help drive brand performance.  Schawk delivers its services through more than 155 locations in over 20 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  The preliminary purchase price allocation related to the Schawk acquisition is not finalized as of June 30, 2015, and is based upon a preliminary valuation which is subject to change as the Company obtains additional information, including with respect to fixed assets, intangible assets, certain liabilities and related taxes.

The following information presents a summary of the consolidated results of Matthews combined with Schawk as if the acquisition had occurred on October 1, 2013:

Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
Income before income taxes
Net income
Earnings per share

The unaudited pro forma results for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2014 have been prepared for comparative purposes only and include certain adjustments, such as interest expense on acquisition debt and acquisition related costs.  The pro forma information does not purport to be indicative of the results of operations which actually would have resulted had the acquisition occurred on the date indicated, or which may result in the future.