|12 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2016
|Business Combinations [Abstract]|
|Business Combination Disclosure [Text Block]||
On March 1, 2014, the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Westell, Inc. acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of Cellular Specialties, Inc. (CSI) for a purchase price of $39.0 million in cash, plus a $5.0 million working capital adjustment. CSI was an innovator of in-building wireless connectivity solutions for 3G/4G cellular services enabling indoor wireless coverage anytime, anywhere. ClearLink, CSI’s high performance, low PIM brand of in-building products are designed for distributed antenna systems (DAS). ClearLink products included Universal DAS interface Trays (UDIT), passive DAS interface units, system components, and antennas. CSI’s portfolio also included digital repeaters, bi-directional amplifiers, and E911 and location-based enhancement solutions for wireless networks.
The Company incurred $39,000 and $0.2 million of related acquisition costs in fiscal years 2015 and 2014, respectively, which were expensed as incurred and reflected in general and administrative costs in the Consolidated Statement of Operations.
The results of CSI's operations have been included in the Consolidated Financial Statements since the date of acquisition and are reported within the In-Building Wireless (IBW) reporting segment. CSI contributed $3.7 million to revenue and $0.4 million to operating loss in fiscal year 2014.
On April 1, 2013, the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Westell, Inc., acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of Kentrox, Inc. (Kentrox) for a purchase price of $30.0 million in cash, plus a $1.3 million working capital adjustment, pursuant to an agreement dated March 15, 2013. Kentrox was a worldwide leader in intelligent site management solutions, providing comprehensive monitoring, management and control of any site. The machine-to-machine communications Kentrox offered enable service providers, tower operators, and other network operators to reduce operating costs while improving network performance. Kentrox provided solutions to customers in North and South America, Australia, Africa, and Europe. The acquisition added a highly complementary product line that is wireless focused, software centric and globally deployed.
The results of Kentrox's operations have been included in the Consolidated Financial Statements since the date of acquisition and are included in the CSG operating segment.
The entire disclosure for a business combination (or series of individually immaterial business combinations) completed during the period, including background, timing, and recognized assets and liabilities. The disclosure may include leverage buyout transactions (as applicable).
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