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Press releases and news

25.11.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities subsidiary BMC Benelux acquires Vandevoorde Bouwmaterialen

  • Second strategic add-on acquisition for BMC Benelux in 2022
  • Strengthening of BMC´s market coverage in Belgium

10.11.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities reports results for the first nine months of 2022

  • Total consolidated revenues rise to EUR 2,351.7 million
  • Operating EBITDA comes to EUR 163.8 million, net asset value (net) falls to EUR 909.0 million
  • Already seven add-on acquisitions, five co-investments and four (partial) exits in 2022
  • Subdued transaction environment expected in the coming months

11.10.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities sells Briar Chemicals to Safex Chemicals

  • Briar Chemicals, the UK´s leading agrochemical contract manufacturer, sold to a strategic buyer
  • Strong growth prospects in the agrochemicals market with Briar Chemicals expected to report revenue for FY22 of above EUR 70m
  • Further successful exit for AURELIUS despite a challenging market environment

11.08.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities reports robust growth also in the first half of 2022 despite persistently tough economic conditions

  • Annualised consolidated revenues up 20 percent over the comparison period to EUR 3,169.7 million; total consolidated revenues reach EUR 1,591.9 million
  • Operating EBITDA comes to EUR 127.6 million, higher than the year-ago comparison figure
  • Net asset value is EUR 1,004.2 million despite the current economic conditions
  • Gains on exits remain steady at EUR 38,2 million
  • Dynamic pace of transactions continues with further acquisitions and exits

05.07.2022  // AURELIUS portfolio company NDS Group AS announces two add-on acquisitions and a major customer win

  • Marine part supplier Hovdan Poly AS acquired to strengthen marine division
  • Carwash supplier Nordic Wash AS acquired to complete equipment portfolio
  • Supplier agreement won with Carfix, one of Norway’s biggest workshop chains
  • NDS Group now with four add-on acquisitions under AURELIUS´ tenure

21.06.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities: Results of the 2022 Annual General Meeting

  • All proposed resolutions of the management approved by large majorities
  • Dividend of EUR 1.50 per share resolved
  • Rosa Riera elected as new member of the Supervisory Board
  • Strengthening of Investment focus on midmarket and Operating Model ongoing
  • Three Exits achieved in 2022 with more to be expected, despite challenging market environment 

15.06.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities decides to withdraw 1,000,000 shares, following successful completion of a share buyback program

Munich, June 15, 2022 – AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN DE000A0JK2A8) has decided to withdraw 1,000,000 own shares, that were acquired in the share buyback programme 2020. This represents to approximately 3.36 percent of the company´s share capital. The step follows the successful completion of a recent share buyback programme, including 1,000,000 shares, that was carried out between November 2021 and May 2022.

13.06.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities sells portfolio company Hammerl to BACHL Unternehmensgruppe

  • Hammerl GmbH has experienced tremendous growth since the company came under AURELIUS ownership in 2016
  • 2022 has already proven to be a highly profitable fiscal year with further exits to be expected

12.05.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities begins the 2022 financial year with a robust first quarter

  • Total consolidated revenues reach EUR 759.9 million, annualized consolidated revenues come to EUR 2,975.8 million
  • Operating EBITDA comes to EUR 49.7 million
  • Modest increase in net asset value to EUR 1,014.7 million
  • High level of transaction activity, with five add-on acquisitions and three more co-investments already
  • Outlook marked by uncertain market environment

04.04.2022  // AURELIUS portfolio company VAG closed acquisition of Brazilian supplier of valve solutions RTS

  • Deal increases VAG’s geographical reach and product offering in Brazil and Latin America
  • Acquisition supports VAG’s ambition to strengthen its position as the leading supplier of water and wastewater valves on a global scale
  • AURELIUS` fifth add-on acquisition in 2022, underlining buy-and-built strategy

28.03.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities publishes Annual Report 2021: Confirmation of very strong numbers for the 2021 financial year

  • Operating EBITDA rises by 50% to EUR 249.7 million, considerably higher gains on exits
  • Dividend raised to EUR 1.50 per share thanks to ample cash reserves of EUR 444.0 million, lucrative exits, and excellent operating performance
  • Transparency enhanced further by the presentation of net asset value on a net basis, after deduction of transaction costs and management compensation upon sale of portfolio companies
  • Outlook: Dynamic start to the 2022 financial year and upbeat outlook despite the current geopolitical uncertainties

23.03.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities plans for a dividend increase to EUR 1.50

  • Increase in planed dividend by 50% yoy
  • Dividend payout of EUR 42.2 million proposed for financial year 2021
  • Shareholders to participate in the strong development

17.03.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities reports very strong preliminary numbers for the 2021 financial year

  • Operating EBITDA up 50% to EUR 249.7 million
  • Cash holdings rise to EUR 444.0 million
  • Outlook: Dynamic start to the 2022 financial year, with the highly lucrative exit of distance learning university AKAD, four add-on acquisitions, and three co-investment acquisitions

16.03.2022  // Portfolio Company European Imaging Group acquires majority stake in

  • European Imaging Group acquires majority stake in, the market-leading omni-channel retailer of camera and video equipment in Poland
  • The acquisition marks further expansion of the European Imaging Group's pan-European growth strategy
  • founder and CEO Jaroslaw Banacki to remain shareholder and to take an active part in the future development of the company

01.03.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities with a successful start to the year: Portfolio company AKAD University sold to strategic buyer Galileo Global Education

  • Germany's oldest private distance learning university sold to Europe's largest higher education group for a purchase price of over EUR 45 million
  • Successful reorganization of AKAD University since takeover in 2014
  • Already fourth exit within a few weeks, AURELIUS expects further purchases and sales in the coming weeks