News Archive

Press releases and news

24.12.2015  // AURELIUS supports refugees in need with EUR 1.25 million

  • Practical help for people in special situations
  • EUR 1.25 million donated from executive board and holding employees
  • Operation of a school for refugee children in Lebanon and sea rescue service in the Mediterranean sea

11.12.2015  // AURELIUS sells two hotel properties in Munich

  • Buyer to act as long-term landlord for both GHOTEL locations
  • Disposal of the entire hotel property portfolio now successfully completed
  • Strong contribution to profits in the high double-digit millions

08.12.2015  // AURELIUS subsidiary AKAD sells Wissenschaftliche Hochschule Lahr

  • Partial exit as part of the strategic realignment of AKAD

23.11.2015  // AURELIUS acquires the business of Reuss-Seifert & Hammerl Group

  • Leading manufacturer of building materials for the concrete industry
  • Further platform investment in the Industrial Production segment

16.11.2015  // AURELIUS acquires "Trade" operations of Swiss Valora Group

  • Leading European distributor in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods segment for local retail business with sales of approximately EUR 400 million
  • Carve-out of Swiss Valora Holding AG, which will focus more intensely on its core retail business
  • Largest deal and attractive addition to AURELIUS' Retail & Consumer Goods segment

16.11.2015  // AURELIUS acquires Colt’s managed cloud business

  • Colt Managed Cloud to be integrated into Getronics Group following completion of deal

12.11.2015  // AURELIUS: Third-quarter results confirm very positive full-year outlook

  • Consolidated revenues for the first nine months rise to EUR 1.44 billion, annualized consolidated revenues rise to nearly EUR 2.2 billion.
  • Operating EBITDA rises to EUR 95.4 million (+23%).
  • Net asset value reaches EUR 1,228.8 million.
  • Intensive transaction activity continues.
  • Forecast for anticipated record year 2015: Total EBITDA more than EUR 220 million, operating EBITDA to exceed EUR 120 million.

05.11.2015  // AURELIUS sells hotel property in Hanover

  • Second successful sale transaction within a few weeks
  • The buyer will continue to lease the property to GHOTEL on a long-term basis
  • Substantial profit contribution for AURELIUS

04.11.2015  // AURELIUS subsidiary Getronics initiates relaunch of the Global Workspace Alliance (GWA)

  • CompuCom Systems Inc. brought on board as GWA Co-Lead
  • Intensification of global orientation through strategic partnerships with leading ICT providers worldwide
  • New service offering expected to fuel growth spurt

01.10.2015  // AURELIUS concludes conversion into SE & Co. KGaA

  • Filing in Commercial Register completed

23.09.2015  // AURELIUS subsidiary Publicitas sells cinema activity

  • Strategic buyer Weischer Beteiligungs GmbH aims to expand niche business
  • Turnaround yields return to profit in 2016
  • Reinforced core activities in print and online marketing

28.08.2015  // AURELIUS acquires the ARBAprocessing Group

  • Leading European manufacturer of vehicle modules and containers mainly for the dairy industry and dairy engineering
  • Succession solution found for Barlian Management Consulting GmbH and the Barlian family
  • Two successful production units: Vehicle modules for milk collection systems and container production primarily for the dairy industry as well as logistics and process engineering

20.08.2015  // AURELIUS subsidiary Studienkreis Group to acquire tutoria

  • Add-on acquisition completes next step in growth plan
  • Strategic expansion in e-learning segment

19.08.2015  // AURELIUS sells hotel property in Munich

  • The hotel in Munich’s Glockenbach quarter was purchased from Deutsche Annington in 2010 and has since been further developed
  • Sale to Bavarian real estate investor Heisig & Heisig
  • Significant profit contribution of an amount in the double-digit millions
  • Participation dividend also planned for financial year 2015

13.08.2015  // Very positive performance by Group entities in the first half of 2015 and very positive outlook on the full year

  • Revenues: EUR 932.7 million – consolidated revenues on an annual basis exceed EUR 2 billion for the first time
  • Total EBITDA: EUR 108.6 million – operating EBITDA increases considerably to EUR 62.6 million
  • Already five promising new acquisitions in the current year
  • Net Asset Value rises to EUR 1,193.7 million
  • 2015 will be another record year: Total EBITDA and operating EBITDA expected to exceed the previous year's levels

21.07.2015  // AURELIUS subsidiary ISOCHEM growing after reorientation

  • 30 percent sales growth in 2015
  • Investments in new production facility

29.06.2015  // AURELIUS starts new share repurchase program

  • The program will run from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016
  • Repurchase of up to 9.1 percent of share capital
  • Maximum value of around €112.5 million based on current market capitalization

26.06.2015  // AURELIUS subsidiary Scholl Footwear expanding

  • Double-digit growth in long-standing markets
  • Market entry in Germany and online business

22.06.2015  // AURELIUS acquires remaining shares in Getronics

  • Acquisition follows on the company’s positive performance
  • Getronics/Connectis Group to become an all-round IT consulting firm
  • Above-average growth and rising profitability in 2015

18.06.2015  // AURELIUS subsidiary Studienkreis celebrates its 60th opening

  • New branch offices make a significant contribution to the Studienkreis Group's sales revenue
  • Further growth in revenue and earnings targeted

15.06.2015  // Getronics Germany Group completes integration of IDS GmbH

  • IDS GmbH now fully integrated into Getronics Group
  • Getronics Group becoming a market-leading Workspace specialist in German market
  • Recent strategic achievements growing size and portfolio focus


15.06.2015  // AURELIUS AG: Press Release on the Annual General Meeting 2015

  • Record dividend of EUR 2.00 per share (+90 percent)
  • New Supervisory Board elected
  • Shareholders approve conversion to SE & Co. KGaA

11.06.2015  // AURELIUS subsidiary brightONE Consulting lands major orders

  • Telefónica Germany opts for SocialCom® from brightONE

25.05.2015  // AURELIUS subsidiary SECOP wins the Innovation Award 2015

  • SECOP honored with the Innovation Award 2015 on the occasion of the China Refrigeration Exhibition 2015
  • Strong growth on sustainable products for the world of tomorrow
  • Very good start to the current year

13.05.2015  // AURELIUS reports good start in the first quarter of 2015

  • Consolidated revenues up 11 percent to EUR 433.9 million (Q1 2014: EUR 390.5 million)
  • Operating EBITDA raised to EUR 26.7 million (Q1 2014: EUR 25.5 million) despite several successful company disposals
  • Three acquisitions already completed in 2015 – further busy deal activity planned
  • International strategy: conversion into SE & Co. KGaA planned

08.05.2015  // AURELIUS AG: Upcoming annual general meeting to shape future of the corporate group

  • Conversion to legal form of SE & Co. KGaA planned
  • Authorized capital increase to be boosted to up to EUR 15.84 million with facility to exclude subscription rights limited to no more than 20 percent of capital stock
  • Withdrawal of shares bought back

03.05.2015  // AURELIUS successfully closes the acquisition of the Tavex Group’s European operations

  • Leading producer of denim fabrics for jeans production with headquarter in Spain and production facility in Morocco
  • Focus on expanding the market presence and growing the customer base in Central and Northern Europe
  • Ongoing optimization of production and supply chain processes will continue
  • AURELIUS’s transaction pipeline remains well filled

27.04.2015  // AURELIUS subsidiary GHOTEL hotel & living to open new establishment

  • Essen gains a GHOTEL
  • AURELIUS finances growth policy
  • New property is perfect fit with GHOTEL strategy

24.04.2015  // AURELIUS wins Germany, Austria and Switzerland Deal of the Year at Private Equity Awards

  • Award is for connectis and SOFTIX deal in small and mid-cap category

26.03.2015  // AURELIUS publishes its 2014 Annual Report – Revenue and earnings at record level

  • Total consolidated revenue reached EUR 1,595.8 million in 2014 (+5%)
  • EBITDA of the combined group at EUR 209.4 million (+136%)
  • Financial year 2014 characterized by successful purchase and sales transactions
  • Recommended dividend increase to EUR 2.00 per share (2013: EUR 1.05)
  • Net Asset Value rises to EUR 1,150.6 million

02.03.2015  // AURELIUS reports preliminary numbers for 2014 and plans to raise its dividend to EUR 2.00 per share

  • Consolidated revenues reach EUR 1,595.8 million in 2014 (+5%).
  • Consolidated EBITDA climbs to a record EUR 207.8 million (+135%)
  • Cash holdings reach a record level of EUR 328.4 million (2013: EUR 223.9 million).
  • Management to propose a dividend of EUR 2.00 per share (2013: EUR 1.05).

05.02.2015  // AURELIUS buys European activities of Tavex Group

  • Profitable revenues of EUR 45 million with denim material for jeans production
  • Head office and logistics in Spain; production in Morocco
  • Modern infrastructure and significant growth potential