Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2013
Acquisitions [Abstract]  
Note 11.   Acquisitions

In March 2013, the Company completed the purchase of the remaining 38.5% interest in Kroma Pre-Press Preparation Systems Industry & Trade, Inc. ("Kroma"), completing the option arrangement in connection with the July 2011 acquisition of a 61.5% interest in Kroma.

In March 2013, the Company completed the purchase of the remaining 20% interest in Furnace Construction Cremators Limited ("FCC").  The Company had acquired an 80% interest in FCC in March 2010.

In December 2012, the Company acquired Pyramid Controls, Inc. and its affiliate, Pyramid Control Systems (collectively, "Pyramid").  Pyramid is a provider of warehouse control systems and conveyor control solutions for distribution centers.  The acquisition is designed to expand Matthews' fulfillment products and services in the warehouse management market.   The initial purchase price for the transaction was $24,532, plus potential additional consideration up to $3,700 based on future operating results. 

In November 2012, the Company completed the acquisition of Wetzel Holding AG, Wetzel GmbH and certain related affiliates (collectively "Wetzel").  Wetzel is a leading European provider of pre-press services and gravure printing forms, with manufacturing operations in Germany and Poland.  Wetzel's products and services are sold primary within Europe, and the acquisition is designed to expand Matthews' products and services in the global graphics imaging market.  The purchase price for Wetzel was 42.6 million Euros ($54,748) on a cash-free, debt-free basis.

The allocation of purchase price for the Wetzel and Pyramid acquisitions are preliminary.  The Company has allocated the additional purchase price to goodwill.  Adjustments are expected to other intangibles and property, plant and equipment once the valuations are finalized.