Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Acquisition (Detail)

Summary of Acquisition (Detail) - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2017
Apr. 30, 2016
Apr. 30, 2015
Business Acquisition [Line Items]      
Receivables due from clients   $ 116,509,000 [1] $ 3,085,000
Other current assets   15,587,000 [1] 56,000
Property and equipment   29,428,000 [1] 202,000
Intangible assets   196,400,000 [1] 6,600,000
Other non-current assets   7,345,000 [1] 18,000
Current liabilities   125,640,000 [1] 2,635,000
Deferred compensation and other retirement plans [1]   31,400,000  
Deferred tax liabilities [1]   58,729,000  
Other liabilities   8,536,000 [1] 56,000
Net assets acquired   140,964,000 [1] 7,270,000
Purchase price $ 0 476,885,000 [1] 17,496,000
Goodwill   335,921,000 [1] 10,226,000
Integration/acquisition costs $ 22,379,000 45,409,000 [1] 959,000
Hay Group      
Business Acquisition [Line Items]      
Goodwill   $ 335,921,000 [1] $ 10,226,000
[1] On December 1, 2015, the Company completed its acquisition of Legacy Hay, a global leader in people strategy and organizational performance, for $476.9 million, net of cash acquired. The purchase price consisted of $259.0 million in cash ($54 million from foreign locations), net of estimated cash acquired and 5,922,136 shares of the Company's common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the "Consideration Shares"), representing an aggregate value of $217.9 million based on the closing price of the Company's common stock on The New York Stock Exchange on November 30, 2015. On November 23, 2015, the Company borrowed $150 million from the Term Facility, to finance a portion of the Legacy Hay acquisition purchase price. As part of the acquisition, the Company has committed to a $40 million retention pool (of which $9.0 million was paid in fiscal 2017) for certain employees of Legacy Hay subject to certain circumstances. Of the remaining balance, 50% will be payable within 45 days after November 30, 2017 and the remaining 50% will be payable within 45 days after November 30, 2018. The acquisition strengthens the Company's intellectual property, enhances our geographical presence, adds complimentary capabilities to further leverage search relationships and broadens capabilities for assessment and development. It improves our ability to support the global business community not only in attracting top talent and designing compensation and reward incentives, but also with an integrated approach to the entire leadership and people continuum. Actual results of operations of Legacy Hay are included in the Company's consolidated financial statements from December 1, 2015, the effective date of the acquisition, and includes $186.8 million, $740.2 million and $28.5 million in fee revenue, total assets and Adjusted EBITDA, respectively, with an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 14.4%, during fiscal 2016. Legacy Hay is included in the Hay Group segment.
[2] On March 1, 2015, the Company acquired all outstanding membership interests of Pivot Leadership, a global provider of innovative, customized and scalable executive development programs, for $17.5 million, net of cash acquired, which includes $2.2 million in contingent consideration. As of April 30, 2017 and 2016, the fair value of the contingent consideration is $1.3 million and $3.0 million and is included in other liabilities in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. The contingent consideration is based on the achievement of certain revenue targets and can be up to $6.5 million, payable in four installments in fiscal 2017 to 2020. In fiscal 2017, the Company paid $1.1 million due to meeting certain revenue targets. The acquisition allows us to integrate the Company's talent management solution with Pivot's executive learning capabilities. Actual results of operations of Pivot Leadership are included in the Company's consolidated financial statements from March 1, 2015, the effective date of the acquisition, and includes $3.7 million and $20.0 million in fee revenue and total assets, respectively, during fiscal 2015. Tax deductible goodwill from the Pivot Leadership acquisition was $7.4 million as of April 30, 2017 and 2016.