News Archive

News Archive

Press releases and news

10.02.2021  // AURELIUS subsidiary Conaxess Trade continues its growth path through acquisition of Swedish Movement Group

  • Movement is a leading Swedish sales, marketing and distribution company for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) that offers both field sales services and full-service distribution
  • Strategic add-on acquisition significantly strengthens Conaxess Trade Sweden in field sales, in-store placement and full-service distribution
  • Add-ons as a strategic element to strengthen AURELIUS portfolio companies

05.02.2021  // Further Consolidation and Digitalization of Office Depot Group

* Successful completion of the sale of Eastern European, Scandinavian and Spanish operations

* Sale of French operations by way of a Redressement Judiciare impending

* Integration of business areas DIRECT and CONTRACT on fully-digitalized platform Viking+

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