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transaction price allocated to performance obligations that are unsatisfied or partially unsatisfied at the end of the reporting period.
Contract Costs: All incremental customer contract acquisition costs are expensed as they are incurred as the amortization period of the asset that we otherwise would have recognized is one year or less in duration.
Significant Financing Component: We do not adjust the promised amount of consideration for the effects of a significant financing component as we expect, at contract inception, that the period between when we transfer a promised good or service to a customer and when the customer pays for that good or service will be one year or less.
Sales Tax Exclusion from the Transaction Price: We exclude from the measurement of the transaction price all taxes assessed by a governmental authority that are both imposed on and concurrent with a specific revenue-producing transaction and collected by us from the customer.
Shipping and Handling Activities: For our technology device, consumable and related service revenue, we account for shipping and handling activities we perform after a customer obtains control of the good as activities to fulfill the promise to transfer the good.
On July 12, 2017, we, through our wholly owned subsidiary Cardiac Monitoring Holding Company, LLC, acquired approximately 97% of the outstanding shares of LifeWatch for aggregate consideration of 3,615,840 shares of BioTelemetry common stock with a fair value of $116.8 million and cash in the amount of $165.8 million. On that date, we acquired control of LifeWatch and began consolidating its financial statements. The acquisition of LifeWatch strengthens our market position as the leader in remote cardiac monitoring.
We recorded our obligations to acquire the remaining untendered LifeWatch shares, pursuant to a squeeze-out procedure in accordance with Swiss law and takeover regulations related to the offering, as components of accrued liabilities and paid-in capital, and reduced our noncontrolling interest related to our ownership of LifeWatch, in our consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2017. As a result, we owned 100% of LifeWatch as of December 31, 2017. In early January 2018, we settled those obligations with payment of $2.9 million in cash and the issuance of 58,786 shares of our common stock with a fair market value of $2.0 million.
We accounted for the transaction as a business combination, and as such, all assets acquired and liabilities assumed were recorded at their estimated fair values. The excess of the fair value of the purchase price over the fair value of the net assets acquired has been recognized as goodwill, which represents the expected future benefits arising from the assembled workforce and other synergies attributable to cost savings opportunities. We recognized $198.8 million of goodwill as a result of the acquisition, all of which has been assigned to the Healthcare segment. None of this goodwill will be deductible for tax purposes.
We finalized our fair value estimates related to the LifeWatch acquisition during the three months ended September 30, 2018. The measurement period adjustments recorded during the nine months ended