News Archive

News Archive

Press releases and news

12.11.2020  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities reports its numbers for the first nine months of 2020

  • Total consolidated revenues fall to EUR 2.4 billion compared to last year
  • EBITDA rises to EUR 301.5 million on the back of strong gains on bargain purchases and company sales above book value 
  • Operating EBITDA of EUR 100.2 million attests sustainable management of the COVID-19 crisis 
  • Solid cash position of EUR 417.5 million 
  • Net asset value of the AURELIUS portfolio modestly lower at EUR 950.7 million 
  • Outlook: Effects of new lockdowns in the COVID-19 pandemic cannot yet be estimated; well-filled pipeline of acquisition opportunities

05.11.2020  // AURELIUS acquires Pullman Fleet Services from Wincanton plc

  • Acquisition of market-leading commercial fleet management business, servicing blue chip customers across the UK
  • As a standalone business, Pullman will focus on growth and expanding its offering into related services including accident management and vehicle leasing
  • AURELIUS will work with Pullman to develop further commercial and growth opportunities through potential collaboration with AURELIUS-owned Rivus Fleet Solutions 
  • Pullman is AURELIUS’ second carve-out announced in two weeks, underscoring its expertise in complex carve-outs, and marking another successful acquisition of a unique asset in fleet services

19.10.2020  // AURELIUS agrees to acquire GKN Wheels & Structures

  • Acquisition of leading manufacturer of off-highway wheels and innovative engineering solutions provider
  • Global footprint providing strong platform for future add-on acquisitions
  • Carve-out of non-core division from GKN a demonstration of AURELIUS’s expertise in executing complex cross-border divestments

14.10.2020  // AURELIUS portfolio company NDS Group AS wins major supplier contracts

  • NDS enters three major multi- year contracts worth 30 mEUR revenue
  • Strong growth and increased profitability in 2020 expected to increase significantly in 2021 with these new business wins

09.10.2020  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities announces measures to further improve corporate governance and transparency

  • Change of AURELIUS Management SE from the dualistic to the monistic management system with a Board of Directors chaired by Dr Dirk Markus
  • New management structure for more efficient management and supervision
  • Supervisory Board of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA: Formation of an audit, nomination and personnel committee, and focus on independent appointments
  • Increased transparency through more detailed sales and earnings figures for the group companies
  • Management Board remuneration will in future be converted to co-investment shares and stock options

13.08.2020  // AURELIUS reports solid first-half numbers despite COVID-19

  • Total consolidated revenues reach EUR 1.6 billion; EUR 3 billion on an annualized basis
  • EBITDA of the combined Group: EUR 258.0 million (H1 2019: EUR 53.8 million)
  • Most of the Group’s companies have weathered the crisis well so far, the portfolio is well positioned: Solid operating EBITDA of the combined Group in an amount of EUR 75.3 million 
  • The Group is benefitting from its extensive experience in exceptional situations; the portfolio companies have weathered the COVID-19 crisis well thanks to the large-scale deployment of the Group’s operations experts 
  • Outlook: Considerable increase in the acquisition pipeline, attractive acquisitions expected in the coming months

31.07.2020  // Office Depot Europe to sell its Spanish direct business unit to strategic buyer Bruneau Spain

  • Strategic buyer Bruneau Spain to integrate business and its approx. 24.000 customers into its existing platform
  • Sale will focus Office Depot Europe on its core European markets and ecommerce-centric activities

24.07.2020  // Office Depot Europe to sell its Spanish contract business to strategic buyer Lyreco

  • Business unit ranks among the top 3 players in the Spanish market
  • Strategic buyer Lyreco to continue developing the business
  • Sale as part of ongoing transformation of Office Depot Europe

07.07.2020  // AURELIUS sells MEZ handicraft products business in continental Europe to a Swiss entrepreneur

  • MEZ Group on a course of growth after the reorientation by AURELIUS
  • The continental European business is now being sold after the sale of the company’s activities in the UK and North America a few months ago
  • Existing management team of MEZ to remain on board

18.06.2020  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co KGaA: Press release on the virtual annual general meeting 2020

  • Annual general meeting held virtually for the first time
  • All proposed resolutions of the management approved by large majorities
  • Executive Board sees attractive opportunities for the strategic expansion of the Group’s portfolio

27.05.2020  // AURELIUS is supporting an innovative project by Group subsidiary LD DIDACTIC to address the Corona crisis

  • AURELIUS contributes 50,000 EUR to “Science Lab Hygiene”
  • Mobile experiment laboratory shows schoolchildren the importance of hygiene measures during the Corona pandemic
  • LD DIDACTIC seeking further sponsors for schools

12.05.2020  // AURELIUS publishes business numbers for the first quarter of 2020: Positive start to the year, but clearly evident negative impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis on the operating result

  • Total consolidated revenues: EUR 829.7 million
  • EBITDA of the combined Group rises to EUR 122.7 million thanks to positive earnings contributions from new acquisitions and sales of portfolio companies
  • Operating performance influenced by coronavirus/COVID-19
  • Net asset value: EUR 984.3 million
  • Outlook currently uncertain due to the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis

30.04.2020  // AURELIUS subsidiary MEZ sells hand-knitting yarn segment of the Rowan and Patons brands

  • Returned to profitable growth after the reorientation by AURELIUS
  • International growth investor intends to expand market position
  • Sale is part of MEZ’s overall strategy of adapting to changing consumer habits by focusing on individual segments

31.03.2020  // AURELIUS publishes 2019 Annual Report: preliminary numbers confirmed, outlook negatively impacted by corona/COVID-19 crisis

  • EBITDA of the combined Group reaches EUR 271.4 million, second-highest result in the Group’s history
  • Several successful exits and attractive new acquisitions in 2019
  • Net asset value is EUR 1,111.3 million
  • Liquidity cushion of EUR 435.7 million, share buyback has begun
  • Course of business in the current year now substantially impacted by the corona/COVID-19 crisis, after a good start to 2020

12.03.2020  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities reports very good preliminary numbers for the 2019 financial year

  • EBITDA of the combined Group reaches EUR 271.4 million, second-highest result in the Group’s history 
  • Several successful exits and attractive new acquisitions in 2019
  • High cash and cash equivalents of EUR 435.7 million, new share buyback program launched 
  • Good start to 2020 with successful sale of the GHOTEL Group 
  • Outlook uncertain due to the current coronavirus crisis

02.03.2020  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities successfully closes acquisition of ZIM Flugsitz GmbH

Mid-market manufacturer of economy and premium economy aircraft seats with a good market position in a growing market environment

Long-term order backlog and very good demand

14.02.2020  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities sells property in Göttingen to Art-Invest Real Estate

  • Hotel acquired from private owner in early 2018
  • Since then extensively renovated by corporate owner
  • AURELIUS’ involvement in hotel activities to be concluded in first quarter 2020

03.02.2020  // AURELIUS acquires Renewable Power Systems and Protection Relays Business from US-based Woodward, Inc.

  • Producer of converters and aftermarket components for the wind industry as well as medium and high voltage protection relays for industrial applications
  • AURELIUS expertise in complex carve-outs once again pays off

16.01.2020  // AURELIUS sells the GHOTEL Group for EUR 63 million to Art Invest Real Estate

  • Successful transformation of Deutsche Post residential facilities into a dynamic 3- and 4-star hotel chain
  • Strong growth primarily thanks to a successful buy-and-build strategy, further expansion with 7 additional openings through 2023

08.01.2020  // AURELIUS steps up CO2 reduction measures and offsets CO2 emissions from air travel

  • Measures introduced to permanently reduce CO2 emissions
  • CO2 offsetting of the air travel of all holding company employees in the 2019 financial year