181 06 HIGHLIGHTS 08 LETTER FROM THE MANAGEMENT BOARD 12 THE COMPANY 38 SOFTWARE AG SHARE 46 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE 58 REPORT OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD 68 GROUP MANAGEMENT REPORT 155 CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 245 FURTHER INFORMATION CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT 156 STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME 157 CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET 158 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS 160 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES 162 IN EQUITY NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL 164 STATEMENTS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT 243 AUDITORS‘ REPORT 245  Business combinations Software AG acquired a 100-percent interest in U.K.-based technology provider my-Channels (PCB Systems Limited, Derby/U.K.). The acquisition complements and extends Software AG’s existing integration tech- nology with an extremely fast (low latency) messaging software. The consideration due for this acquisition amounted to €16,284 thousand. The following table shows the allocation of the cost of the business combination to the net assets acquired. in €thousands Carrying amount prior to acquisition Remeasurement to fair value Opening balance Cash and cash equivalents 977 0 977 Intangible assets 0 7,052 7,052 Goodwill 0 9,667 9,667 Other assets 909 0 909 Total assets 1,886 16,719 18,605 Liabilities and provisions 207 0 207 Deferred tax liabilities 23 1,789 1,812 Deferred income 405 -103 302 Total equity and liabilities 635 1,686 2,321 Acquired assets and assumed liabilities, net 1,251 15,033 16,284 Acquisition cost, gross 16,284 Cash and cash equivalents acquired 977 Net cost of the business combination 15,307 The full amount of goodwill resulting from the purchase price allocation was assigned to the Business Process Excellence segment. The recognition of goodwill resulted from the fact that synergies and staff are not separable intangible assets within the meaning of IAS 38. The goodwill arising from this acquisition is not tax deductible.