[8] Intangible Assets.

Changes in intangible assets were as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

€k

 

Commercial patents and similar rights/items plus licenses to such rights/items

Internally generated intangible assets

Goodwill

Advances made

Total

Cost of acquisition or production

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as of October 1, 2014

58,537

0

338,397

0

396,934

Currency translation

1,551

0

1,291

0

2,842

Additions

5,815

3,706

0

0

9,521

Disposals

–13,567

0

0

0

–13,567

Balance as of September 30, 2015/October 1, 2015

52,336

3,706

339,688

0

395,730

Currency translation

9

0

–1,880

0

–1,871

Additions to consolidation group

9,408

0

13,912

0

23,320

Disposals to consolidation group

–280

0

0

0

–280

Additions

4,341

5,522

0

121

9,984

Transfers

602

0

0

0

602

Disposals

–5,916

0

0

0

–5,916

Balance as of September 30, 2016

60,500

9,228

351,720

121

421,569

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as of October 1, 2014

41,808

0

3,165

0

44,973

Currency translation

1,472

0

0

0

1,472

Depreciation for the fiscal year

8,658

0

0

0

8,658

Impairment

6

0

0

0

6

Disposals

–13,508

0

0

0

–13,508

Balance as of September 30, 2015/October 1, 2015

38,436

0

3,165

0

41,601

Currency translation

89

0

0

0

89

Additions to consolidation group

70

0

0

0

70

Disposals to consolidation group

–214

0

0

0

–214

Depreciation for the fiscal year

9,770

1,235

0

0

11,005

Transfers

18

0

0

0

18

Disposals

–5,916

0

0

0

–5,916

Balance as of September 30, 2016

42,253

1,235

3,165

0

46,653

Carrying amount as of September 30, 2016

18,247

7,993

348,555

121

374,916

Carrying amount as of September 30, 2015

13,900

3,706

336,523

0

354,129

During fiscal 2015/2016, the acquisitions, which mainly relate to commercial patents and licenses for outsourcing projects and own infrastructure, resulted in additions of €4,341k (2014/2015: €5,815k). In addition, an amount of €5,522k (2014/2015: €3,706k) is attributable to the AEVI business unit for internally generated intangible assets relating to the development of new technology in the field of cashless payment.

The net changes in the consolidation group of patents and licenses are mainly attributable to the acquisition of TSG Tankstellen-Support GmbH, Cologne, at €5,054k and to the acquisition of Projective NV, Diegem (Belgium), at €4,209k. The changes in goodwill in the consolidation group are primarily attributable to Projective NV, Diegem (Belgium), with €11,170k as well as to CI Tech Sensors AG, Burgdorf (Switzerland) with €1,516k.