GoDaddy released earnings today. Although the company doesn’t directly disclose how much the company paid for Michael Berkens’ Worldwide Media domain name portfolio, there’s a clue.
As of the end of September, the company’s cash flow reconciliation included $30.7 million used for acquisitions. At the end of the year, the number spiked to $66.2 million. That’s a $35.5 million difference.
This does not necessarily mean this was just for Berken’s portfolio. It could have included other small acquisitions or payments related to previous acquisitions. It’s also possible that some of the payment for the domain portfolio acquisition was not in cash or was deferred.
I’ll see if I can get more clarity when the company releases its 10-Q.