News Archive

Press releases and news

09.12.2014  // AURELIUS and Studienkreis give away education

  • Extra tuition for SchlaU students
  • Private lessons key for future educational achievement
  • Individual support for better prospects

13.11.2014  // AURELIUS enjoys strong growth in the 3rd quarter; earnings forecast for 2014 raised again

  • Consolidated EBITDA reaches record total of EUR 208.5 million (up 210.7%)
  • Executive Board raises forecast for 2014 as a whole to over EUR 240 million (previously at least EUR 220 million)
  • Cash and cash equivalents rise to EUR 368.2 million (up EUR 144.3 million)
  • NAV increases to EUR 1,104.7 million

13.10.2014  // AURELIUS opens new office in Madrid

  • Another step in the international expansion

01.10.2014  // AURELIUS completes acquisition of IDS Getronics

  • T-Systems IDS Individual Desktop Solutions renamed IDS Getronics
  • Move takes AURELIUS’ IT activity to new level
  • Fifth acquisition in 2014 completed – pipeline remains well filled

18.08.2014  // AURELIUS Mittelstandskapital acquires Berlin-based scaffold builder B + P

  • First transaction for AURELIUS Mittelstandskapital
  • Successful company joins with financially strong partner for further expansion

14.08.2014  // AURELIUS reports record results in the first half of 2014

  • Revenues increase to EUR 804 million despite disposals
  • Consolidated EBITDA rises 128 percent to EUR 111.5 million
  • Consolidated net profit totals EUR 57.9 million
  • Executive Board raises profit forecast for 2014: EBITDA of at least EUR 220 million (previously at least EUR 200 million)
  • Further intensive transaction activity expected in the second half of 2014

12.08.2014  // AURELIUS AG sets up new subsidiary to invest in German Mittelstand companies

  • AURELIUS Mittelstandskapital to focus on profitable German SMEs
  • Companies profit from the AURELIUS Group’s strong capital base
  • Long-term investment horizon and operational support

05.08.2014  // AURELIUS sells Swiss subsidiary connectis to SPIE Group

  • Strategic investor SPIE to continue path of successful growth
  • Purchase price (enterprise value) of CHF 48.0 million (approx. EUR 40 million)
  • Fourth successful exit by AURELIUS in 2014
  • Executive Board is planning a stock buyback

01.08.2014  // AURELIUS Group sells ISOCHEM Hungarian subsidiary Framochem

  • Sale to strategic investor from the United States following acquisition in 2010 and successful restructuring
  • Capital employed multiplied
  • Already third successful exit in 2014, transaction pipeline remains well filled

01.07.2014  // AURELIUS publishes net asset value of Group companies for the first time

  • Aggregate NAV currently totals EUR 1,067.6 million
  • 26 percent higher than present market capitalization

01.07.2014  // AURELIUS successfully completes its acquisition of Publicitas

  • Transaction closed on June 30, 2014
  • Transformation into a cross-media advertising services provider
  • Other interesting transactions expected in 2014 

21.05.2014  // AURELIUS AG: Press release for the 2014 annual general meeting

  • Dividend of EUR 1.05 EUR per share approved
  • Record total consolidated EBITDA of over EUR 200 million announced for 2014
  • AURELIUS discloses average cash multiple of 8.1x since 2006

12.05.2014  // AURELIUS posts record results in the first quarter of 2014

  • Highest EBITDA in the company’s history: EUR 66.2 million (+327%)
  • Successful exits deliver positive earnings contribution of EUR 32.0 million
  • Despite the exits, operating earnings were up 15%
  • Further improvement of balance sheet ratios and cash position
  • Continued high level of transaction activity

08.05.2014  // AURELIUS to open a new office in Stockholm, Sweden

  • Stepping up Scandinavian activities as part of international expansion

17.04.2014  // AURELIUS acquires AKAD University – a pioneer of private distance learning universities

  • Reputable university with a strong brand and growth potential
  • Second purchase from the Franz Cornelsen Bildungsgruppe
  • Purchase at terms and conditions typical for AURELIUS

08.04.2014  // AURELIUS buys Individual Desktop Services from T-Systems

  • Acquisition of IDS GmbH with revenues of EUR 80 million
  • IDS to become part of the AURELIUS IT activity with Getronics
  • Greater strategic cooperation between Getronics and T-Systems
  • Reinforcement of AURELIUS’s ICT activities

02.04.2014  // AURELIUS to buy international advertising marketing agency Publicitas

  • Strong international brand with commercial activities in 20 countries worldwide
  • Seller PubliGroupe to concentrate its business units
  • Transformation into a cross-media advertising service provider

25.03.2014  // AURELIUS publishes annual report – good provisional consolidated figures for 2013 confirmed

  • Total consolidated revenues rise to EUR 1,525.2 million (up 11%) thanks mainly to acquisitions
  • Operating EBITDA totals EUR 106.2 million
  • Dividend of EUR 1.05 per share (basic dividend up to EUR 0.70 plus special dividend of EUR 0.35)
  • Positive outlook: effects on results and cash from company disposals in double-digit million euro range in Q1 2014

05.03.2014  // AURELIUS: convincing preliminary figures for 2013

  • Total consolidated revenues up 11 percent to EUR 1,525.2 million
  • Operating EBITDA of EUR 106.2 million
  • Dividend of EUR 1.05 per share (basic dividend of EUR 0.70 plus a special dividend of EUR 0.35)
  • Numerous transactions carried out in 2013 and pipeline still well filled
  • Completion of transactions to have a strong impact on results and yield cash inflows in Q1 2014

03.02.2014  // AURELIUS successfully closes sale of brightONE's Healthcare operations to T-Systems

  • Successful closing of the transaction on January 31, 2014
  • Additional transactions planned in coming months

08.01.2014  // AURELIUS sells Reederei Peter Deilmann and the DEUTSCHLAND to Callista Private Equity

  • New owner to continue growth strategy
  • Existing management takes stake in cruise ship
  • DEUTSCHLAND set to remain the ‘grand hotel on the high seas’ under the German flag