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Acquisitions and Joint Venture Activities

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Acquisitions and Joint Venture Activities
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
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Acquisitions
The Company acquired the majority-ownership of eight home health agencies, three hospice agencies, and five home and community-based agencies during the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The total aggregate purchase price for these transactions was $14.9 million. The purchase prices were determined based on the Company’s analysis of comparable acquisitions and the target market’s potential future cash flows.

The Company funded three of these acquisitions in 2019 by paying cash consideration of $16.4 million. During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company received $3.1 million from an equity joint venture partnership for the partner's noncontrolling interest for one of the Company's acquired home health and hospice agencies. In addition, the Company received $1.3 million for consideration of an equity joint venture partnership, whereby the Company acquired home health and home and community-based agencies for $0.9 million and sold membership interests in three home health agencies for $2.1 million. The transaction for the sale of the membership interests was accounted for as an equity transaction. The total cash consideration includes adjustments for assets acquired and liabilities assumed.

Goodwill generated from the acquisitions was recognized based on the expected contributions of each acquisition to the overall corporate strategy. The Company expects its portion of goodwill to be fully tax deductible. The acquisitions were accounted for under the acquisition method of accounting. Accordingly, the accompanying interim financial information includes the results of operations of the acquired entities from the date of acquisition.

The following table summarizes the amounts of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the acquisition dates, as well as their fair value at the acquisition dates and the noncontrolling interest acquired during the nine months ended September 30, 2020:

Fair value of total consideration transferred
Recognized amounts of identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed:
Trade names $ 2,243 
Certificates of need/licenses 3,824 
Other assets and (liabilities), net (508)
Total identifiable assets $ 5,559 
Noncontrolling interest $ 6,996 
Goodwill, including noncontrolling interest of $5,047
$ 15,583 

Trade names, certificates of need and licenses are indefinite-lived assets and, therefore, not subject to amortization. Acquired trade names that are not being used actively are amortized over the estimated useful life on the straight line basis. Trade names are valued using the relief from royalty method, a form of the income approach. Certificates of need are valued using the replacement cost approach based on registration fees and opportunity costs. Licenses are valued based on the estimated direct costs associated with recreating the asset, including opportunity costs based on an income approach. In the case of states with a moratorium in place, the licenses are valued using the multi-period excess earnings method. Noncontrolling interest is recorded at fair value.
Joint Venture Activities

During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company purchased a portion of the noncontrolling membership interest in one of our equity joint venture partnerships, which prior to the purchase was classified as a nonredeemable noncontrolling interest in permanent equity. As a result of the purchase, the Company retained its controlling financial interests in the joint venture partnership and the noncontrolling interest of our partner will continue to be classified as a nonredeemable noncontrolling interest in permanent equity. Total consideration for this noncontrolling interest purchase was $23.6 million.