AURELIUS subsidiary Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft gains new anchor investor
Munich, 26 April 2016 – Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft, a subsidiary of AURELIUS Group (ISIN DE000A0JK2A8), has a new anchor investor. The Dutch investor Monolith Investment Management acquired 10.4% of the shares in the parent company of the Berentzen Group from AURELIUS. “We are delighted to have Monolith on board as a new anchor investor that is enthusiastic about the business and has a long-term strategic interest in our company. This is also demonstrated by the fact that Monolith wants to be involved in the Berentzen Group’s corporate bodies,” said Frank Schübel, CEO of Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft.
Gert Purkert, member of the AURELIUS Executive Board, also highlights the long-term aspect: “We granted Monolith’s request to acquire a part of our share package only because we were convinced that we would thus be putting the business in hands that desire stability.” Monolith founder and Chairman Daan van Vlaardingen corroborates this impression: “The Berentzen Group is an excellent fit with our portfolio, which always invests a significant share in just a few companies – we thus increase the intensity of our involvement.”
After the off-market transaction, which was advised by ODDO SEYDLER BANK AG, the AURELIUS Group still holds around 18.8% of the shares in the parent company of the Berentzen Group.