|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2021
The Company made 39 and 31 acquisitions during the years ended December 31, 2021, and 2020, respectively. Total cash purchase price for the Company’s acquisitions in 2021 and 2020 were $146.1 million and $147.6 million, respectively. For the 39 acquisitions completed in 2021, the preliminary values of major classes of assets acquired and liabilities assumed recorded at the dates of acquisition, adjusted during the valuation period are included in the reconciliation of the total consideration as follows (in thousands):
Goodwill from acquisitions represents the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of net assets of businesses acquired. The factors contributing to the amount of goodwill are based on strategic and synergistic benefits that are expected to be realized. For the year ended December 31, 2021, $69.3 million of goodwill was added related to the 39 acquisitions noted above. The recognized goodwill is expected to be deductible for tax purposes. The purchase price allocations for these acquisitions are preliminary until the Company obtains final information regarding these fair values.
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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