For the need of settling business combinations in which the Bank acts as the acquirer, the acquisition method is applied, in accordance with the requirements of IFRS 3 „Business combinations”.
For each business combination, the acquiring entity and the acquisition date are determined, and the acquisition date is the date on which the entity acquired control over the acquired entity. In addition, the application of the acquisition method requires the recognition and measurement of identifiable assets and liabilities acquired, and any non-controlling interest in the acquired entity, as well as the recognition and measurement of goodwill or bargain purchase gain. The acquiring entity measures the identifiable assets and liabilities acquired at their fair values as at the acquisition date.
If the net amount of the fair values of identifiable acquired assets and liabilities exceeds the fair value of the consideration transferred, the Bank, as the acquiring entity, recognizes the gain from the bargain purchase in the profit or loss. Before recognizing the gain from a bargain purchase, the Bank reassess whether all acquired assets and liabilities have been correctly identified and all additional assets and liabilities have been included.
If the value of the consideration transferred, measured at fair value as at the acquisition date, exceeds the net value of fair values of identifiable acquired assets and liabilities as at the acquisition date, the goodwill is recognised. The established goodwill is not subject to amortization, but at the end of each financial year and, whenever there are indications that impairment may have occurred, it is tested in terms of their impairment.
In accordance with the requirements of IFRS 3, the Bank performs a final settlement of the acquisition within a maximum of one year from the date of taking control.