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Acquisitions and Divestitures

Acquisitions and Divestitures
9 Months Ended
Jun. 25, 2023
Business Combinations [Abstract]  
Acquisitions and Divestitures Acquisitions and Divestitures Veoneer. On October 4, 2021, we and SSW Partners, a New York-based investment partnership, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Veoneer, Inc. (Veoneer). The transaction closed on April 1, 2022 (the Closing Date). Total cash consideration paid in the transaction was $4.7 billion, consisting of (i) $4.6 billion paid in respect of Veoneer’s outstanding capital stock and equity awards and amounts paid to settle Veoneer’s convertible senior notes (which were converted at the election of the note holders and settled in cash in the third quarter of fiscal 2022) and (ii) a $110 million termination fee paid to Magna International Inc. (Magna) in the first quarter of fiscal 2022. We funded substantially all of the cash consideration payable in the transaction in exchange for (i) the Arriver business (which SSW transferred to us shortly after the Closing Date) and (ii) the right to receive a majority of the proceeds upon the sale of the Non-Arriver businesses by SSW Partners. We intend to incorporate Arriver’s computer vision, drive policy and driver assistance technologies into our Snapdragon automotive platform to deliver an integrated software SoC ADAS platform for automakers and Tier-1 automotive suppliers. SSW Partners retained Veoneer’s Tier-1 automotive supplier businesses, primarily consisting of the Active Safety and the Restraint Control Systems businesses (the Non-Arriver businesses), with the intent to sell such businesses in multiple transactions.
Although we do not own or operate the Non-Arriver businesses, we are the primary beneficiary, within the meaning of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) accounting guidance related to consolidation (ASC 810), of these businesses under the variable interest model, until sold by SSW. Factors considered in reaching this conclusion included, among others: (i) our involvement in the design of and our funding of substantially all of the total cash consideration payable in the transaction and (ii) our obligations to absorb losses and rights to receive returns from the Non-Arriver businesses. Accordingly, the assets and liabilities of the Non-Arriver businesses have been consolidated and presented as held for sale on our condensed consolidated balance sheet, and the operating results have been presented as discontinued operations (through the date of disposition).
Our accounting purchase price was approximately $4.3 billion, substantially all of which relates to our share of cash consideration at close for the outstanding common shares of Veoneer and the Magna termination fee and excludes Veoneer’s convertible senior notes that are reflected as an assumed liability.
The allocation of the purchase price to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their fair values was as follows (in millions):
Cash $ 30 
Current held for sale assets, net of costs to sell (1) 626 
Completed technology-based intangible assets 349 
In-process research and development (IPR&D) 298 
Goodwill 2,793 
Noncurrent held for sale assets (1) 1,186 
Other assets 326 
Total assets 5,608 
Current held for sale liabilities (1) (677)
Convertible senior notes (352)
Noncurrent held for sale liabilities (1) (128)
Other liabilities (200)
Total liabilities (1,357)
Net assets acquired $ 4,251 
(1) Held for sale assets and liabilities relate to the Non-Arriver businesses and were measured at fair value less costs to sell (including SSW Partners’ estimated return with respect to the sale proceeds of the Non-Arriver businesses), which was estimated using a market approach based on significant inputs that were not observable. The Non-Arriver businesses’ assets are not available to be used to settle our obligations, and the Non-Arriver businesses’ creditors do not have recourse to us. SSW Partners’ funding of the purchase price for Veoneer was recorded as a component of held for sale liabilities. The underlying classes of assets and liabilities held for sale have not been presented because such amounts are not material.
Goodwill related to this transaction was allocated to our QCT segment, $471 million of which is expected to be deductible for tax purposes. Goodwill is primarily attributable to assembled workforce and certain synergies expected to arise after the acquisition. Completed technology-based intangible assets will be amortized on a straight-line basis over the weighted-average useful life of nine years. IPR&D relates to a single project that is expected to be completed in fiscal 2025. Upon completion, we expect the IPR&D to be amortized over its useful life of seven years. We valued the completed technology and IPR&D using an income approach based on significant unobservable inputs. Pro forma results of operations have not been presented because the effects of this acquisition were not material to our consolidated results of operations.
On June 1, 2023, SSW Partners completed the sale of the Active Safety business to Magna for net cash proceeds of $1.5 billion. As a result of the sale, we recognized a gain in discontinued operations of $183 million (net of income tax expense) in the third quarter of fiscal 2023.
We expect that SSW Partners will complete the sale of the Restraint Control Systems business within calendar 2023, subject to any required regulatory approvals and other closing conditions being met. The Restraint Control Systems business continues to be presented as discontinued operations on a one quarter reporting lag.
The cash flows provided (used) by the Non-Arriver businesses are reflected as discontinued operations and are classified as operating, investing (which includes cash proceeds from the sale of the Active Safety business) and financing activities in the consolidated statements of cash flows.