Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Business Combination

Business Combination
12 Months Ended
May 31, 2016
Business Combination [Abstract]  
Business Combination

Note C — Business Combination

Effective December 22, 2015, substantially all of the net assets of Advance Partners, a leading provider of integrated financial, operational, and strategic services to support independent staffing firms, were acquired by a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.  Advance Partners offers customizable solutions to the temporary staffing industry, including payroll funding and outsourcing services, which include payroll, invoicing, and tax preparation.  The acquisition consideration was comprised of a base purchase price of $190.5 million plus immediate settlement of debt totaling $118.4 million, net of $12.8 million in cash acquired. Accounts receivable balances acquired, net of allowance for doubtful accounts, and less amounts due to clients related to funding arrangements, totaled $164.8 million. This acquisition allows the Company access to a growing industry serving small- to medium-sized businesses. Goodwill in the amount of $95.6 million was recorded as a result of the acquisition, which is tax-deductible.

The financial results of Advance Partners is included in the Company’s consolidated financial statements from the date of acquisition.  The Company concluded that the acquisition was not material to its results of operations or financial position.  Therefore, pro-forma financial information has been excluded.