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Press Releases // Corporate News

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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
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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
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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.

06.04.2021  // BPG Building Partners Group continues its expansion strategy with the acquisition of GSB Gerüstbau

  • Acquisition of a scaffolding company with an attractive market position in the Rhine-Neckar and Rhine-Main regions
  • Previous owners settle succession in the company through this transaction
  • The strategic add-on strengthens BPG and its expansion strategy
  • Fourth AURELIUS´ add-on acquisition in recent months already
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01.04.2021  // AURELIUS acquires SSE Contracting

  • AURELIUS acquires SSE Contracting Limited, a leading multi-disciplinary mechanical and electrical contracting business, from SSE Plc, in its latest complex carve-out transaction
  • As a standalone business SSE Contracting is one of the UK and Ireland’s biggest contracting businesses, providing mechanical, electrical, rail, street lighting and high voltage services
  • AURELIUS operational experts and SSE management will work to ensure minimal disruption for all SSE Contracting employees, its customers, suppliers and industry partners

01.04.2021  // AURELIUS acquires AutoRestore Limited from Belron International

  • Acquisition of the UK’s leading provider of mobile accident body repair services, AutoRestore marks another significant corporate carve-out opportunity for AURELIUS
  • AutoRestore will complement Rivus Fleet Solutions, the leading UK provider of light commercial vehicle management to blue chip companies nationwide
  • AutoRestore is AURELIUS’ fourth corporate carve-out announced in the last month, underscoring its leadership in the execution of corporate divestment processes and operationally supporting portfolio companies’ buy-and-build strategies

31.03.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities publishes its Annual Report 2020: Very good annual results and positive outlook confirmed

  • EBITDA of the combined Group reaches EUR 431.1 million, well above the previous-year figure
  • Operating EBITDA reaches EUR 167.6 million, at the level of the previous year despite the coronavirus pandemic (2019: EUR 168.9 million)
  • Strong operating performance also reflected in the higher NAV of EUR 1,002.5 million (+5% over 09/30/2020: EUR 950.7 million)
  • Solid cash position of EUR 422.9 million allows for dividend proposal of EUR 1.00 per share for the 2020 financial year and higher dividends in the following years
  • Positive outlook for the 2021 financial year confirmed
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29.03.2021  // AURELIUS acquires Bring Frigo from Posten Norge

  • Acquisition of a specialist for temperature-controlled logistics in the Nordics
  • Carve-out from Posten Norge, the Norwegian Post that is focusing on its core business
  • Sweet-spot AURELIUS carve-out transaction and 4th Nordic portfolio company
  • As Nordics market leader in temperature logistics, Bring Frigo is well positioned to expand its business internationally
  • Outlook: 2021 to become a year of immense opportunities for AURELIUS

24.03.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities plans to pay a dividend of EUR 1.00 per share for FY 2020 and to increase the dividend in the following years

  • Dividend payout of EUR 28.7 million proposed for 2020
  • Plan to increase the dividend to EUR 1.25 per share for 2021 and EUR 1.50 per share for 2022
  • Future successful company exits could further increase the dividend

22.03.2021  // Office Depot Europe has sold its Italian business to strategic buyer Bruneau

  • Fourth sale of an Office Depot business completed in the past 18 months
  • Sale will focus Office Depot Europe on its core European markets and e-commerce-centric activities
  • Second sale of an Office Depot entity to Bruneau Group following the sale of the Spanish direct business in summer 2020
  • Office Depot Italy is a leading distributor in the Italian market, with more than 70,000 customers
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17.03.2021  // AURELIUS acquires Panasonic’s European Consumer Battery Business

  • Panasonic Consumer Energy is one of the leading producers of consumer batteries in Europe
  • Carve-out of a division from Panasonic Europe B.V.  in two separate European countries demonstrates AURELIUS’s expertise in executing complex cross-border divestments

12.03.2021  // AURELIUS acquires HÜPPE GmbH, a leading European producer of bathroom interior

  • Acquisition of a leading European producer of shower enclosures, shower trays, wall panels and bathroom accessories
  • Firmly established market position provides strong platform for organic development in a stable and growing market
  • Divestment from Masco Corporation serves as a demonstration of AURELIUS' expertise in cross-border carve-outs

12.03.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities announces very good preliminary numbers for financial year 2020 – EBITDA of the combined Group rises to EUR 431.1 million

  • In last year’s challenging environment, the EBITDA of the combined Group reached EUR 431.1 million, considerably higher than the prior-year figure of EUR 271.4 million
  • Operating EBITDA came to EUR 167.6 million, at the level of the previous year (2019: EUR 168.9 million) despite the coronavirus pandemic
  • Very solid cash holdings of EUR 422.9 million after redemption of the convertible bond
  • Positive outlook for a transaction-intensive year in 2021

09.03.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities retires 1,000,000 treasury shares purchased under buyback programs

  • Communication with capital market participants to be intensified
  • Further measures to enhance transparency being prepared

22.02.2021  // COVID-19 to Accelerate Non-Core Corporate Divestments of European Assets in 2021

London, 22 February 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic will accelerate UK and European corporates’ plans to divest non-core businesses, increasing corporate carve-out activity across the continent in 2021, according to the findings of the AURELIUS Equity Opportunities European Corporate Carve-Out Survey. 

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+