News Archive

Press releases and news

02.03.2017  // AURELIUS acquires Wex Photographic

  • Online retailer with half a million customers across the UK
  • Integration with Calumet Photographic to offer significant synergies and create leading multi-channel, pan-European photographic retailer
  • Combination of Wex Photographic with Calumet Photographic brings AURELIUS’ pan-European photographic retail businesses to combined revenues of EUR 175 million

27.02.2017  // Calumet Photographic with Gold Service award at the Amateur Photography ceremony in London

  • Milton Keynes company scoops top customer service prize for sixth year running

02.01.2017  // AURELIUS completes its acquisition of Office Depot Europe

  • Office Depot Europe boasts strong brands and Europe-wide set-up.
  • Brisk transaction activity in 2016: Annualized consolidated revenues rise to approx. EUR 4.5 billion.

24.12.2016  // 70,000 euros for the AURELIUS Refugee Initiative e.V.

Major donation success at this year's Christmas party.
Social involvement by the holding company and many subsidiaries considerably expanded.

22.12.2016  // AURELIUS acquires AH Industries

  • A leading supplier of components, modules and systems for the wind-power, minerals and cement industries
  • A technological market leader in all three areas of business
  • AURELIUS' presence in Scandinavia continues to pay off

13.12.2016  // AURELIUS sells brightONE's consulting business in the Netherlands to a strategic partner

  • brightONE Netherlands is very well positioned following a successful restructuring and strategic reorientation
  • Sale to strategic investor CRM Partners

02.12.2016  // AURELIUS Sells Publicitas in a Management Buy-Out

  • Purchaser to systematically continue operational reorientation
  • Further cost-savings and efficiency enhancement-measures planned

16.11.2016  // AURELIUS Refugee Initiative e.V. Supports "Pavillon der Hoffnung in Leipzig e.V."

  • "PlayTogether" campaign against discrimination
  • Indoor playground as a venue for integration

10.11.2016  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities with solid operating performance in the first nine months of 2016

  • Consolidated revenues rise 63 percent to EUR 1,926.9 million
  • Operating EBITDA increased considerably in the third quarter
  • A total of eight company acquisitions in the first nine months of 2016
  • Three successful sales lead to a cash inflow of more than EUR 90 million
  • Net Asset Value EUR 1,353.3 million

02.11.2016  // Plastipak Packaging Inc. acquires AURELIUS subsidiary Evolve Polymers

  • British firm sold to strategic US acquirer Plastipak
  • UK polymer activities concentrated in Regain Polymers subsidiary

18.10.2016  // AURELIUS Refugee Initiative supports the MOAS search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean again

  • AURELIUS Refugee Initiative funds life-saving drone operations
  • 117 people rescued at sea
  • Better search and rescue with drones

04.10.2016  // AURELIUS sells Getronics-IDS to the strategic Investor SEP

  • Sale in connection with Getronics Group's strategic focus on its core businesses
  • Previous Getronics-IDS management remains on board
  • New owner supports the chosen path

27.09.2016  // AURELIUS sells its last stake in the Berentzen Group following successful reorientation

  • Stable and new shareholder base for Berentzen Group AG
  • Profitable course of growth thanks to AURELIUS' successful operating approach
  • Consistent implementation of growth initiatives in the area of the core brands and for product innovations

23.09.2016  // AURELIUS acquires Office Depot Europe

  • Revenues of EUR 2 billion – biggest transaction in the history of AURELIUS
  • Office Depot Europe with strong brands and Europe-wide setup
  • Huge potential for the AURELIUS operating model

15.08.2016  // AURELIUS subsidiary B+P Gerüstbau acquires construction and specialty scaffolder BSB Group

  • Logical strategic add-on acquisition in the context of B+P’s expansion strategy
  • The transaction solves the previous owner’s succession problem
  • Capabilities expanded to include bridge renovation, and clear synergy potential

11.08.2016  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities with consistently strong growth in the first half of 2016

  • Consolidated revenues up 50 percent to EUR 1,346.7 million – consolidated revenues of more than EUR 3 billion on an annualized basis
  • Six new acquisitions and three successful company disposals in the first half of 2016
  • Total EBITDA EUR 99.7 million – Cash inflow from disposals of around EUR 80 million
  • Net Asset Value rises to EUR 1,318.5 million

15.07.2016  // AURELIUS Group acquires cosmetic clinic operator “The Hospital Group”

  • Provider of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures
  • Complex shareholder circumstances present valuable equity acquisition opportunity
  • Large synergy potential with AURELIUS Group’s established acquisition Transform

01.07.2016  // AURELIUS completes the acquisition of Northern European activities of the Abelan Group

Supplier of packaging solutions for the European food sector with well diversified product offering

29.06.2016  // AURELIUS acquires Working Links

  • Leading provider of employability and rehabilitation services
  • Operations in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, and the Middle East
  • Annual revenues of around €160m in 2015
  • Already three acquisitions in the second quarter of 2016
  • No negative effects expected due to Brexit