2.17 Goodwill

Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price over the fair value on the date of acquisition of the identifiable net assets of a company acquired by the Orell Füssli Group. Goodwill arising from acquisitions is offset against consolidated shareholders’ equity on the date of acquisition. The impact of theoretical capitalisation and amortisation of goodwill is disclosed in the notes to the consolidated financial statements. Negative goodwill is recognised directly in shareholders’ equity as a capital reserve. In the event of disposal, the goodwill offset with equity at an earlier date shall be charged at its original cost to the result of the period.