25. Non-Controlling Interest

in thousands of EUR

2016

2015

At 1 January

53,255

45,327

Acquisitions of non-controlling interest

-

1,202

Result for the year

20,593

18,264

Dividends paid

- 10,932

- 10,873

Remeasurement of post-employment benefit obligation

- 97

8

Cash flow hedge reserve

- 83

47

Currency translation differences

- 3,069

- 720

At 31 December

59,667

53,255

Acquisition of non-controlling interest in 2015 is mainly related to the purchase of the non-controlling shares in China.

The financial information for the Synoptik Group (non-controlling interest of 36.71%) is as follows:

in thousands of EUR

31 December 2016

31 December 2015

Summarized Balance Sheet:

Non-current assets

99,956

98,479

Current assets

71,790

46,814

Equity

113,254

97,093

Non-current liabilities

5,782

5,249

Current liabilities

52,710

42,951

The accumulated non-controlling interest for the Synoptik Group amounts to €41,575 (2015: €35,643).