Question: In a pre 2009 business combination Acme Company acquired all of

In a pre-2009 business combination, Acme Company acquired all of Brem Company’s assets and liabilities for cash. After the combination Acme formally dissolved Brem. At the acquisition date, the following book and fair values were available for the Brem Company accounts:

In addition, Acme paid an investment bank $25,000 cash for assistance in arranging the combination.
a. Using the legacy purchase method for pre-2009 business combinations, prepare Acme’s entry to record its acquisition of Brem in its accounting records assuming the following cash amounts were paid to the former owners of Brem:
1. $610,000.
2. $425,000.
b. How would these journal entries change if the acquisition occurred post-2009 and therefore Acme applied the acquisitionmethod?
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