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Press Releases // Corporate News

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AURELIUS GROUP

21.01.2022  // Alert – unlawful use of our identity

Alert – unlawful use of our identity

13.01.2022  // AURELIUS’ subsidiary Ideal Shopping Direct sells its Create and Craft business

  • AURELIUS’ subsidiary Ideal Shopping Direct Limited has agreed the sale of its ‘Create and Craft’ business – a teleshopping channel for craft products
  • The business broadcasts two TV channels and several streams and operates a webshop (www.createandcraft.com)

12.01.2022  // AURELIUS’ subsidiary European Imaging Group acquires a majority stake in CameraNU.nl B.V.

  • AURELIUS’ subsidiary European Imaging Group acquires a majority stake in CameraNU.nl B.V. (“CameraNU”), a leading specialist omnichannel retailer of cameras and associated products in the Netherlands
  • CameraNU has seen strong growth driven by the current shareholders, with revenues in excess of EUR 65m
  • The acquisition of a majority stake in CameraNU allows European Imaging Group to expand its market leading position into Benelux and work with the business to drive growth during its next phase of development

11.01.2022  // AURELIUS subsidiary Building Partners Group takes over container service provider as part of an add-on acquisition

  • Rent and sale of various container units with a focus on the construction industry as a strategic addition to BPG's logistics services
  • Strategic add-on acquisition and a classic succession plan for the previous shareholder underline AURELIUS' investment approach

13.12.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities sells UK fine chemical manufacturer Wychem to Ascensus Specialties

  • Successful exit after becoming part of AURELIUS’ portfolio and repositioning of the company since 2016
  • Being part of AURELIUS’ chemical activities in the UK, Wychem today is a well-established company with a highly qualified team and a specialized product portfolio
  • Wychem will play a vital role In Ascensus’ European expansion 
  • Further transactions expected in the coming weeks

12.12.2021  // AURELIUS acquires Minova in a global carve-out transaction from Orica Ltd.

  • AURELIUS agrees to acquire Minova, a leading global manufacturer and provider of mining and infrastructure essentials, for an Enterprise Value of AUD 180m (approx. EUR 114m)
  • Significant growth potential to be realised from underlying market growth, as well as through investments into global footprint and add-on acquisitions
  • AURELIUS to support Minova in its ongoing transition from soft rock to hard rock mining and infrastructure markets
  • 4th transaction of the recently launched AURELIUS European Opportunities Fund IV together with AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA

18.11.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities successfully completes the acquisition of Unilux

  • Third classic carve-out transaction in 2021
  • Unilux is a German producer of high-quality window and door solutions for private households
  • Further transactions expected in the coming weeks

11.11.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities continues the strong positive trend in Q3 2021

  • Dynamic performance of portfolio companies continues: Operating EBITDA rises by 81% year-on-year to EUR 181.4 million
  • Net asset value up 20% from the end of 2020, NAV per share reaches EUR 40.43
  • Shareholder value remains in focus: new share buyback program, continuation of the transparency initiative and ESG project launched
  • Outlook: Positive operating performance remains in focus, further acquisitions and exits planned

02.11.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities completes the sale of Office Depot Europe to strategic investor RAJA

  • Carve-out and extensive realignment by AURELIUS since 2017
  • Strategic country exits paved the way for the complete exit of Office Depot Europe
AURELIUS GROUP

01.11.2021  // In its biggest deal in history, AURELIUS acquires McKesson UK

  • AURELIUS agrees to acquire McKesson UK, the UK’s leading fully integrated healthcare provider, across retail, wholesale, homecare and digital platforms for an enterprise value of GBP 477m
  • Represents the largest transaction undertaken by AURELIUS since being established in 2005 and only a few months since the launch of the AURELIUS European Opportunities Fund IV
  • McKesson UK is focused on playing a key role in the UK healthcare market including in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • AURELIUS is committed to supporting McKesson UK with the delivery of its growth initiatives and its next stage of development
  • Co-investment structure together with AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA is already paying off
  • Further enhances AURELIUS’ renowned track record in the industry as carve-out specialist and trusted acquirer

01.11.2021  // AURELIUS subsidiary NDS Group AS acquires Norwegian equipment distributor Nordic Lift

  • Acquisition strengthens NDS’ AutoMateriell business to become a leading provider of workshop equipment in Norway
  • Second add-on acquisition in the past 12 months emphasizes NDS successful repositioning as a buy-and-build platform and consolidator in the Nordic aftermarket
  • Transaction underlines AURELIUS’ strategy to strengthen its portfolio companies via add-ons

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