Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Business Acquisitions

Business Acquisitions
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Mergers, Acquisitions and Dispositions Disclosures [Text Block] Business Acquisitions

We incurred $16.6 and $3.5 of business acquisition and integration costs during fiscal 2019 and fiscal 2018, which were recorded within Operating expenses on the Consolidated Statements of Income. The costs incurred during 2019 were largely attributable to the proposed acquisition of Milacron discussed below.

We completed the acquisition of Burnaby Machine and Mill Equipment Ltd. (“BM&M”) in November 2018 for $25.9 in cash, which included post-closing working capital adjustments. We used the Revolver (as defined in Note 5) to fund the acquisition. Based in Canada, BM&M provides high-speed gyratory screeners for a variety of industries. The results of BM&M are reported in the Process Equipment Group segment. Based on our purchase price allocation, we recorded $12 million of goodwill and $14 of intangible assets, which consisted of $10 of customer relationship, $1 of trade names, and $3 of backlog. Goodwill is not deductible for tax purposes. The fair value of this acquisition did not ascribe a significant amount to tangible assets, as we often seek to acquire companies with a relatively low physical asset base in order to limit the need to invest significant additional cash post-acquisition.

Proposed Acquisition of Milacron

On July 12, 2019, we entered into a definitive agreement (the “Merger Agreement”) to acquire Milacron Holdings Corp. (“Milacron”) in a cash and stock merger transaction valued at approximately $2 billion, including debt, net of cash on hand. The proposed transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth calendar quarter of 2019, is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of stockholders of Milacron, which is scheduled to be sought at a special meeting on November 20, 2019. Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, upon closing Milacron stockholders will receive $11.80 in cash and a fixed exchange ratio of 0.1612 shares of Hillenbrand common stock for each share of Milacron common stock they own. See Note 5 for discussion of the financing that Hillenbrand has secured to fund the proposed acquisition.