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|CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form 8-K on 04/07/2016|
Advisor fees and other expenses directly related to the TWC transactions of $584 million are not reflected in the unaudited pro forma statements of operations and consist primarily of escrow interest, investment banking fees and legal fees.
At closing, TWC employee equity awards will be converted into replacement equity awards with respect to New Charter Class A common stock with an estimated pre-combination vesting period fair value of $695 million. The estimated fair value of the post-combination portion of the awards totaling $572 million will be amortized to stock compensation expense over the remaining vesting period of the awards.
Note 2. BHN Transactions Pro Forma Balance Sheet Adjustments
The unaudited pro forma consolidated balance sheet has been adjusted to reflect the estimated fair values of the identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed in the BHN transactions. The preliminary purchase price of Bright House is assumed to be approximately $11.4 billion for purposes of the unaudited pro forma financial statements. The BHN transactions exclude certain assets and liabilities such as cash, marketable securities, pension-related assets and liabilities, and debt, among others. The fair value of the BHN transactions for accounting purposes will be based on the fair value of the Charter Holdings common units and the Charter Holdings convertible preferred units at the date of close and will be different from the assumed value presented in these unaudited pro forma financial statements. The table below presents the preliminary purchase price for pro forma purposes based on the March 18, 2016 Charter Class A common stock closing share price.
Preliminary Purchase Price (in millions, except per share data)
The table below presents the preliminary allocation of purchase price to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed for the Bright House cable systems as if the BHN transactions had closed on December 31, 2015.
Preliminary Allocation of Purchase Price (in millions)
The preliminary estimates are based upon currently available information and prior valuation history. As such, additional assets and liabilities may be identified and reflected in the final purchase price allocation.
Upon completion of the fair value assessment following the closing of the BHN transactions, Charter anticipates the finalized fair values of the net assets acquired will differ from the preliminary assessment outlined above. Generally, changes to the initial estimates of the fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed will be recorded as adjustments to those assets and liabilities and residual amounts will be allocated to goodwill. If upon completion of the valuations, the fair values are 10% greater or less than the amounts included in the preliminary purchase price allocation above, such a change would not likely have a material impact on the financial position or results of operations of New Charter.