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Press Releases // Corporate News

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21.10.2021  // AURELIUS portfolio company Distrelec with new CEO - Realignment puts the company on a strong growth course

  • Innovative strength, customer centricity and digitalization noticeably strengthened
  • New CEO Holger Ruban: "Let’s continue to drive forward the success story"

13.10.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities acquires Unilux

  • AURELIUS acquires Unilux, a German producer of high-quality window and door solutions for private households
  • Unilux has a strong customer base in the DACH region as well as the US and generated more than EUR 40 million in revenues in 2020
  • Carve-out deal that allows AURELIUS to lift significant growth potential through streamlining of current operations and fostering of sales initiatives

29.09.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA appoints Richard Schulze-Muth as new CFO

  • Richard Schulze-Muth promoted to the new CFO
  • Schulze-Muth with several years of experience in finance and capital markets
  • Strengthening the organization considering a well filled deal and exit pipeline

02.09.2021  // AURELIUS Group announces opening of its Milan office and appoints Ludovico Denza as Managing Director of AURELIUS Italy

  • Office opening in Milan marks an important step in AURELIUS’ commitment to the market and its efforts to intensify its investment activities in Italy
  • Ludovico Denza joins AURELIUS and will be heading up the Group’s efforts in Italy, reinforcing AURELIUS’ presence in the Italian market

01.09.2021  // AURELIUS subsidiary European Imaging Group with two important changes in the management

  • Frank Hasselmann becomes CEO of Calumet in Continental Europe
  • CFO Philipp Linge additionally accedes the position of the group’s chief purchasing officer (CPO)
  • Richard Glatzel remains chairman of EIG’s board of directors

13.08.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities successfully completes acquisition of Hydro Precision Tubing from Norsk Hydro

  • Classic AURELIUS carve-out transaction, including the re-introduction of the heritage “Remi Claeys Aluminium” brand
  • Leading international supplier of welded aluminium tubes, operating a vertically integrated cast house, allowing for production of scrap-based and low-carbon-footprint tubes

13.08.2021  // AURELIUS Group donation for tornado victims in Hodonin, Czech Republic, raises 100,000 euros

  • AURELIUS employees raise 25,000 euros in donations, AURELIUS matches these donations to  50,000 euros
  • 50,000 euros donated directly by VAG Group
  • Quick and unbureaucratic aid for the employees of the AURELIUS Group company VAG in order to rebuild their houses which were completely destroyed by the tornado.

12.08.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities reports continued strong numbers in the first half of 2021 – Disproportional increase in operating EBITDA

  • Disproportional 63% increase in operating EBITDA to EUR 122.4 million reflects the continued highly positive performance of the Group’s portfolio companies
  • Net asset value rises 14% over year-end 2020, net asset value per share reaches EUR 38.46
  • Investment focus broadened, already seven company acquisitions in the current financial year
  • Transparency initiative progresses further

05.07.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities acquires Belgian-based Norsk Hydro Precision Tubing from Norsk Hydro

  • Leading international supplier of welded aluminium tubes to industrial product, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), and automotive customers in more than 30 countries
  • Vertically integrated cast house, allowing for production of scrap-based and low-carbon-footprint tubes
  • Classic AURELIUS carve-out transaction, including the re-introduction of the heritage “Remi Claeys Aluminium” brand

22.06.2021  // AURELIUS subsidiary Office Depot Europe sells its UK and Ireland contract business to strategic buyer OT Group

  • The acquired customers in the UK and Ireland will be integrated into OT Group
  • Fifth sale of an Office Depot Europe business in the past 20 months
  • Sale will focus Office Depot Europe on its core European markets and e-commerce-centric activities
  • Completion of the sale is expected in the near future
AURELIUS GROUP

07.06.2021  // AURELIUS closed acquisition of Panasonic’s European Consumer Battery Business

  • First AURELIUS co-investment successfully closed 
  • Panasonic Consumer Energy is one of the leading producers of consumer batteries in Europe

01.06.2021  // AURELIUS successfully completes acquisition of HÜPPE GmbH from Masco

  • Acquisition of a leading European producer of shower enclosures, shower trays, wall panels and bathroom accessories
  • Firmly established market position and strong order backlog provides solid platform for organic development in a stable and growing market

25.05.2021  // AURELIUS unites its multinational photo and video businesses under the new umbrella brand European Imaging Group

  • European Imaging Group (EIG) is the new umbrella brand holding company for the subsidiaries Calumet and Wex Photo Video and their operative brands
  • EIG is Europe‘s leading omnichannel retailer of photographic and video equipment for enthusiasts and professionals
  • Further growth planned via new acquisitions across Europe

18.05.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co KGaA: Press release on the 2021 annual general meeting

  • All proposed resolutions of the management approved by large majorities
  • Dividend of EUR 1.00 per share resolved
  • Eva Wimmers elected as new member of the Supervisory Board
  • Further extension of the transparency initiative and focus on shareholder value

12.05.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities publishes results for the first quarter of 2021: Very good start to the 2021 financial year

  • Total consolidated revenues reach EUR 809.7 million, annualized consolidated revenues EUR 3,151.5 million
  • Strong performance of portfolio companies: Operating EBITDA +125%
  • Net asset value rises further by 7% to EUR 1,076.7 million
  • Already eight transactions in the current financial year
  • Continued positive outlook for the remainder of the 2021 financial year
AURELIUS GROUP

19.04.2021  // AURELIUS successfully closes new mid-market private equity fund; EUR 500 million of firepower for European deals

  • Four months after launching AURELIUS’ new fund investment management business line, AURELIUS European Opportunities IV has closed at its target. Coupled with a co-investment program from its listed vehicle, AURELIUS Equity Opportunities, aggregate total commitments of EUR 500 million were secured;
  • The Fund’s first and final close for institutional investors followed an entirely virtual fundraising process that attracted commitments from a diverse group of prestigious institutional US and European investors;
  • The Fund will continue AURELIUS’ proven strategy of investing in corporate carve-outs and operational transformation investments in Europe.