News Archive

News Archive

Press releases and news

05.09.2019  // AURELIUS successfully closes sale of Solidus Solutions

  • Sales price of EUR 330 million (enterprise value): largest exit in the history of AURELIUS
  • Multiple on money invested of approx. 16x
  • Positive earnings effect of more than EUR 100 million booked in the third quarter of 2019
  • Successful carve-out and transformation into the global market leader for sustainable packaging solutions made from recycled paper

30.08.2019  // AURELIUS acquires Belgian building materials merchants YouBuild & MPRO from GRAFTON

  • Leading building materials merchant group in Belgium in fragmented market
  • Transaction highlights the successful start of AURELIUS Benelux office
  • AURELIUS reconfirmed as leading investor for corporate spin-offs and complex carve-outs 

14.08.2019  // Shareholder Letter: Beware the Macro fallacy

by Dirk Markus

09.08.2019  // AURELIUS agrees to acquire Armstrong ceiling businesses from Knauf

  • Acquisition of leading manufacturer of suspended ceiling tiles and grids for commercial buildings
  • Formerly part of Armstrong World Industries Inc, the businesses being acquired consist of two production facilities and business operations and sales capabilities across 11 markets
  • High-quality, profitable company with revenues of £75m

08.08.2019  // AURELIUS reports good operating performance in the first half of 2019

  • Total consolidated revenues come to EUR 1.9 billion, in line with the year-ago figure
  • Continued good operating performance of portfolio companies 
  • Increased transaction activity, including both acquisitions and exits; record exit of Solidus to be completed in Q3 

05.08.2019  // AURELIUS acquires BT Fleet Solutions from BT Group Plc

  • Acquisition of the UK’s #1 commercial fleet management business delivering a comprehensive suite of services to blue chip customers, via its national network
  • Carve out of non-core division from FTSE 100 BT Group Plc including long term partnership agreement to continue management of BT’s own fleet
  • Further demonstration of BT’s ongoing transformation programme and of AURELIUS’ status as a leader in complex divestment processes

22.07.2019  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA 1.00 per cent EUR 103,100,000 Convertible Bonds due 2020 (ISIN: DE000A168544) (the “Bonds”)

Capitalised terms not otherwise defined in this notice shall have the meaning given to them in the Terms and Conditions of the Bonds.

19.07.2019  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co KGaA: Press release on the 2019 annual general meeting

  • All proposed resolutions of the administration accepted by a large majority
  • Dividend of EUR 3.00 per share

28.06.2019  // AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for EUR 330 million

  • Largest exit in AURELIUS’ history
  • Purchase price EUR 330 million (enterprise value), multiple on money invested of approx. 16x
  • Approx. EUR 102 million positive effect on AURELIUS 2019 Group Earnings
  • Successful transformation of Solidus Solutions into a global market leader in sustainable fibre-based packaging solutions
  • Substantial growth under AURELIUS ownership through organic growth and strategic add-on acquisitions
  • Underlying EBITDA growth from EUR 12.5 million on acquisition more than quadrupled in AURELIUS’ 4 years ownership
  • Buyer, Centerbridge Partners L.P. sees significant opportunity for further growth
  • Further exits expected for the upcoming months

14.06.2019  // AURELIUS portfolio company Hellanor AS renamed NDS Group - Nordic Distribution and Service Group

  • New branding marks important milestone in the modernization of the company
  • Aspiration to be a Nordic one-stop-shop with highest customer orientation

29.05.2019  // AURELIUS subsidiary GHOTEL hotel & living opens hotel in Osnabrück

  • GHOTEL will operate the hotel under the Holiday Inn brand name
  • 30th Holiday Inn in Germany

09.05.2019  // AURELIUS publishes results for the first quarter of 2019

  • Total consolidated revenues rise to EUR 965.8 million
  • Portfolio shows good operational performance
  • Positive outlook for the remainder of the 2019 financial year

01.04.2019  // AURELIUS to sell Swiss feed producer Granovit in management buy-out

  • The buyer led by CEO Andreas Fischer will continue on the course taken in the operational restructuring
  • Granovit has been positioned as an independent company after the carve-out from the Cargill Group

27.03.2019  // AURELIUS publishes Annual Report 2018, preliminary numbers confirmed

  • Total consolidated revenues reach EUR 3.8 billion
  • Operating EBITDA close to last year's level despite sales of highly profitable companies 
  • Further increase in the net asset value of the portfolio 
  • Management to propose base dividend of EUR 1.50 per share, unchanged from last year; participation dividend will be based on the exit proceeds generated in the time until the annual general meeting 
  • Positive outlook for the 2019 financial year

12.03.2019  // AURELIUS publishes preliminary numbers for the 2018 financial year

  • Total consolidated revenues reach EUR 3.8 billion
  • Group’s portfolio strengthened by investments and 12 new acquisitions 
  • Operating EBITDA close to last year’s level despite sales of highly profitable companies
  • Management to propose a base dividend of EUR 1.50 per share, unchanged from last year; the participation dividend will depend on the exit proceeds generated in the time until the annual general meeting 

29.01.2019  // AURELIUS subsidiary GHOTEL hotel & living to open new hotel in Munich

  • New hotel to be operated as a franchisee for AccorHotels in Munich
  • Fifth AccorHotels location to open in 2022 
  • GHOTEL to continue its successful expansion at a rapid pace in 2019

24.12.2018  // Donations of around EUR 50,000 collected at the AURELIUS Christmas party

  • AURELIUS Refugee Initiative e.V. successfully implemented numerous projects in 2018
  • START Foundation supports the first class of students in Bavaria