Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Business Combinations [Abstract]  
Armstrong Aerospace, Inc.
On January 14, 2015, the Company purchased 100% of the equity of Armstrong for $52.3 million in cash. Armstrong, located in Itasca, Illinois, is a leading provider of engineering, design and certification solutions for commercial aircraft, specializing in connectivity, in-flight entertainment, and electrical power systems. Armstrong is included in our Aerospace segment. This transaction was not considered material to the Company’s financial position or results of operations. All of the goodwill and purchased intangible assets are expected to be deductible for tax purposes over 15 years. The purchase price allocation for this acquisition has been finalized.

Astronics Test Systems
On February 28, 2014, our wholly owned subsidiary, ATS, purchased substantially all of the assets and liabilities of the Test and Services Division of EADS North America, Inc. for approximately $69.4 million in cash. Located in Irvine, California, ATS is a leading provider of highly-engineered automatic test systems, subsystems and instruments for the semiconductor, consumer electronics, commercial aerospace & defense industries. ATS provides fully customized testing systems and support services for these markets. It also designs and manufactures test equipment under the test instrument brands known as Racal and Talon. The acquisition strengthens our service offerings and expertise in the test market. This subsidiary is included in our Test Systems segment. The purchase price allocation for this acquisition has been finalized.
Acquisition costs are expensed as incurred. Acquisition related expenses were insignificant in 2016 and were approximately $0.4 million and $0.3 million in 2015 and 2014, respectively.