Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
Business Combinations [Abstract]  
Chem32 Acquisition
7. Acquisition:
On March 1, 2021 (the “Closing Date”), the Company completed the acquisition of Chem32, LLC (“Chem32”) as part of a stock transaction (the “Acquisition”) for $44,000 in cash. Based in Orange, Texas, Chem32 is a leader in ex situ pre-sulfiding and pre-activation for hydro-processing catalysts. The net cash paid on the Closing Date by the Company was $41,994, after certain customary adjustments for indebtedness, working capital, cash and a holdback amount pursuant to the agreement. A portion of the holdback was settled in July 2021 for a payment of $645, with $1,000 of the holdback remaining as of June 30, 2022.
Chem32 is reported as part of the Ecoservices segment. The Company believes that the Acquisition will offer a more robust portfolio of services within the refining industry by leveraging the Company’s existing relationships, therefore contributing to a total purchase price that resulted in the recognition of $14,778 of goodwill, which was deductible for tax purposes. During the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company recorded an immaterial adjustment between goodwill and deferred tax liabilities related to the final tax purchase price allocation. See Note 8 to these condensed consolidated financial statements for further information.
The following table sets forth the calculation of the purchase price to the identifiable net assets acquired with respect to the Acquisition, which was complete as of December 31, 2021:
Price Allocation
Cash paid, net of cash acquired $ 42,639 
Holdback 1,000 
Total consideration, net of cash acquired $ 43,639 
Recognized amounts of identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed:
Receivables $ 1,368 
Inventories 204 
Prepaid and other current assets 351 
Property, plant and equipment 5,046 
Other intangible assets 22,100 
Other long-term assets 187 
Fair value of assets acquired 29,256 
Accounts payable 207 
Accrued liabilities 188 
Fair value of net identifiable assets acquired 28,861 
Goodwill 14,778 
  $ 43,639 
In accordance with the requirements of the purchase method of accounting for acquisitions, accounts receivable and inventories were recorded at fair market value. As of the Closing Date, the fair value of accounts receivable approximated historical cost. The gross contractual amount of accounts receivable at the Closing Date was $1,368, of which there was no amount deemed uncollectible. Fair value of inventory is defined as estimated selling prices less the sum of (a) costs of disposal and (b) a reasonable profit allowance for the selling effort of the acquiring entity, which the Company determined acquired cost equaled fair value of the inventory acquired.
The valuation of intangibles assets acquired and the related weighted-average amortization periods were as follows:
Amount Weighted-Average
Expected Useful Life
(in years)
Intangible assets subject to amortization:
Customer relationships $ 16,000  10
Technical know-how 3,800  10
Contracts 700  5
Trade names 1,600  10
Total intangible assets subject to amortization $ 22,100 
Net sales and net income attributable to Chem32 during the period from the Closing Date through June 30, 2021 were immaterial. Pro forma financial information has not been presented as it is immaterial for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021. Acquisition and integration costs was immaterial for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and are included in other operating expense, net in the Company’s consolidated statement of income.