Press Releases & News

Press Releases & News

Press releases and news

25.11.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities subsidiary BMC Benelux acquires Vandevoorde Bouwmaterialen

  • Second strategic add-on acquisition for BMC Benelux in 2022
  • Strengthening of BMC´s market coverage in Belgium

10.11.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities reports results for the first nine months of 2022

  • Total consolidated revenues rise to EUR 2,351.7 million
  • Operating EBITDA comes to EUR 163.8 million, net asset value (net) falls to EUR 909.0 million
  • Already seven add-on acquisitions, five co-investments and four (partial) exits in 2022
  • Subdued transaction environment expected in the coming months

11.10.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities sells Briar Chemicals to Safex Chemicals

  • Briar Chemicals, the UK´s leading agrochemical contract manufacturer, sold to a strategic buyer
  • Strong growth prospects in the agrochemicals market with Briar Chemicals expected to report revenue for FY22 of above EUR 70m
  • Further successful exit for AURELIUS despite a challenging market environment

11.08.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities reports robust growth also in the first half of 2022 despite persistently tough economic conditions

  • Annualised consolidated revenues up 20 percent over the comparison period to EUR 3,169.7 million; total consolidated revenues reach EUR 1,591.9 million
  • Operating EBITDA comes to EUR 127.6 million, higher than the year-ago comparison figure
  • Net asset value is EUR 1,004.2 million despite the current economic conditions
  • Gains on exits remain steady at EUR 38,2 million
  • Dynamic pace of transactions continues with further acquisitions and exits

05.07.2022  // AURELIUS portfolio company NDS Group AS announces two add-on acquisitions and a major customer win

  • Marine part supplier Hovdan Poly AS acquired to strengthen marine division
  • Carwash supplier Nordic Wash AS acquired to complete equipment portfolio
  • Supplier agreement won with Carfix, one of Norway’s biggest workshop chains
  • NDS Group now with four add-on acquisitions under AURELIUS´ tenure

21.06.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities: Results of the 2022 Annual General Meeting

  • All proposed resolutions of the management approved by large majorities
  • Dividend of EUR 1.50 per share resolved
  • Rosa Riera elected as new member of the Supervisory Board
  • Strengthening of Investment focus on midmarket and Operating Model ongoing
  • Three Exits achieved in 2022 with more to be expected, despite challenging market environment 

15.06.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities decides to withdraw 1,000,000 shares, following successful completion of a share buyback program

Munich, June 15, 2022 – AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN DE000A0JK2A8) has decided to withdraw 1,000,000 own shares, that were acquired in the share buyback programme 2020. This represents to approximately 3.36 percent of the company´s share capital. The step follows the successful completion of a recent share buyback programme, including 1,000,000 shares, that was carried out between November 2021 and May 2022.

13.06.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities sells portfolio company Hammerl to BACHL Unternehmensgruppe

  • Hammerl GmbH has experienced tremendous growth since the company came under AURELIUS ownership in 2016
  • 2022 has already proven to be a highly profitable fiscal year with further exits to be expected

12.05.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities begins the 2022 financial year with a robust first quarter

  • Total consolidated revenues reach EUR 759.9 million, annualized consolidated revenues come to EUR 2,975.8 million
  • Operating EBITDA comes to EUR 49.7 million
  • Modest increase in net asset value to EUR 1,014.7 million
  • High level of transaction activity, with five add-on acquisitions and three more co-investments already
  • Outlook marked by uncertain market environment

04.04.2022  // AURELIUS portfolio company VAG closed acquisition of Brazilian supplier of valve solutions RTS

  • Deal increases VAG’s geographical reach and product offering in Brazil and Latin America
  • Acquisition supports VAG’s ambition to strengthen its position as the leading supplier of water and wastewater valves on a global scale
  • AURELIUS` fifth add-on acquisition in 2022, underlining buy-and-built strategy

28.03.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities publishes Annual Report 2021: Confirmation of very strong numbers for the 2021 financial year

  • Operating EBITDA rises by 50% to EUR 249.7 million, considerably higher gains on exits
  • Dividend raised to EUR 1.50 per share thanks to ample cash reserves of EUR 444.0 million, lucrative exits, and excellent operating performance
  • Transparency enhanced further by the presentation of net asset value on a net basis, after deduction of transaction costs and management compensation upon sale of portfolio companies
  • Outlook: Dynamic start to the 2022 financial year and upbeat outlook despite the current geopolitical uncertainties

23.03.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities plans for a dividend increase to EUR 1.50

  • Increase in planed dividend by 50% yoy
  • Dividend payout of EUR 42.2 million proposed for financial year 2021
  • Shareholders to participate in the strong development

17.03.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities reports very strong preliminary numbers for the 2021 financial year

  • Operating EBITDA up 50% to EUR 249.7 million
  • Cash holdings rise to EUR 444.0 million
  • Outlook: Dynamic start to the 2022 financial year, with the highly lucrative exit of distance learning university AKAD, four add-on acquisitions, and three co-investment acquisitions

16.03.2022  // Portfolio Company European Imaging Group acquires majority stake in

  • European Imaging Group acquires majority stake in, the market-leading omni-channel retailer of camera and video equipment in Poland
  • The acquisition marks further expansion of the European Imaging Group's pan-European growth strategy
  • founder and CEO Jaroslaw Banacki to remain shareholder and to take an active part in the future development of the company

01.03.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities with a successful start to the year: Portfolio company AKAD University sold to strategic buyer Galileo Global Education

  • Germany's oldest private distance learning university sold to Europe's largest higher education group for a purchase price of over EUR 45 million
  • Successful reorganization of AKAD University since takeover in 2014
  • Already fourth exit within a few weeks, AURELIUS expects further purchases and sales in the coming weeks

28.02.2022  // AURELIUS Refugee Initiative donates for Ukrainian refugees

The fighting in Ukraine is turning millions of innocent civilians into refugees, right here at our doorstep and in the heart of Europe.

24.02.2022  // AURELIUS' portfolio company European Imaging Group successfully completes acquisition of B.V.

  • B.V., a leading specialised omnichannel retailer of cameras and accessories, becomes part of the European Imaging Group
  • Turnover of the European Imaging Group increases to over 300 million EUR

14.02.2022  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities subsidiary BMC Benelux acquires De Rycke Bouwmaterialen

  • Strong start to the year also in the area of add-on acquisitions: Add-on-acquisitions to Building Partners Group, EIG and BMC with combined revenues of over EUR 80 million and strong EBITDA contribution
  • Strategic add-on acquisition De Rycke with significant synergy potential to BMC
  • Continuing exciting market environment with great opportunities for the AURELIUS business model expected

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 (

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

  • AURELIUS’ subsidiary European Imaging Group acquires a majority stake in 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