The Company's share of foreign currency transaction losses from its consolidated and unconsolidated foreign operations was $0.5 million for both Q4 2010 and Q4 2009. Our combined foreign currency exchange loss in Q4 2010 related primarily to our consolidated Mexico operations.Equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries was $0.6 million in Q4 2010 compared to losses of $1.7 million for Q4 2009. This increase was due to additional equity earnings of $2.0 million from our foreign servicing entities in Q4 2010 compared to Q4 2009, and $2.8 million of additional equity earnings from our special situations platform in Q4 2010 compared to Q4 2009 (we recorded $1.9 million in equity earnings in Q4 2010 from our special situations equity-method investment in a prefabricated building manufacturer – see below for additional discussion). This increase was off-set partially by $2.4 million of lower equity earnings from our domestic and foreign acquisition partnerships recorded in Q4 2010 compared to Q4 2009. In Q4 2010, the Company also recognized a $3.7 million gain attributable to a step-acquisition transaction in which the Company gained a controlling interest in eight German acquisition partnerships. FirstCity owned noncontrolling equity interests in these entities prior to the transaction. Under business combination accounting guidance, FirstCity's previously-held noncontrolling equity interests in these entities were re-measured to fair value — which resulted in the Company's recognition of the gain. In February 2011, FirstCity sold a substantial majority of its interests in the portfolio assets held by these entities (and its equity interest in another German acquisition partnership) to a European acquisition partnership entity for approximately $22.5 million. FirstCity has a noncontrolling 13% beneficial interest in this European acquisition partnership that purchased the portfolio assets and German entity (the remaining 87% beneficial interest is owned by a subsidiary of Värde Investment Partners, L.P.). FirstCity's net investment in Germany approximated $12.3 million at December 31, 2010, which was subsequently reduced to approximately $6.6 million in February 2011 upon FirstCity's sale transaction described above.