Question: On January 1 2011 Bell Company acquires an 80 interest

On January 1, 2011, Bell Company acquires an 80% interest in Carter Company for $140,000. The purchase price results in a $30,000 (including NCI adjustment) increase in the patent which has a 10-year life. The investment is recorded under the simple equity method.
On January 1, 2013, Ace Company purchases a 60% interest in Bell Company for $420,000. Ace Company believes that the patent value remaining on the investment by Bell in Carter is stated correctly. Comparative equities of Bell Company and Carter Company immediately prior to the purchase reveal the following:
An analysis of the separate accounts of Bell and Carter on January 1, 2013, reveals that Carter’s inventory is undervalued by $20,000 and that Bell’s equipment with a 5-year future life is undervalued by $30,000. All other book values approximate fair values for Bell and Carter.
Prepare the determination and distribution of excess schedule for Ace’s purchase of Bell
Company on January 1, 2013.

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