Press Releases & News

Press Releases & News

Press releases and news

29.03.2017  // AURELIUS publishes its 2016 annual report

  • Provisional figures confirmed: total consolidated revenues increase by 44 percent to EUR 2.9 billion
  • Operating performance positive despite the sale of profitable and the acquisition of unprofitable Group entities
  • Fiscal year 2016 characterized by eight company acquisitions and seven exits
  • Dividend proposal of EUR 2.00 per share; increase possible in the event of additional successful exits before the annual general meeting; expansion of share buybacks
  • Solid balance sheet figures and further increase in net asset value to EUR 1.4 billion
  • Positive outlook for the current 2017 fiscal year

28.03.2017  // Statement by AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the short attack by Gotham City and outlook on the development of the business

  • Allegations of short-seller Gotham unfounded and distorting reality
  • Share buy-back stepped-up: EUR 50m immediately, additionally EUR 160m as of June 21, 2017

07.03.2017  // AURELIUS recognised at the prestigious Private Equity International Awards 2016

  • AURELIUS wins “Special Situations/Turnaround firm of the Year” at the 2016 Private Equity International Awards

06.03.2017  // AURELIUS publishes provisional figures for 2016

  • Further robust growth of total consolidated revenues to EUR 2.9 billion
  • Satisfactory operating performance despite the acquisition of unprofitable and sale of profitable Group entities
  • Fiscal year 2016 characterized by eight company acquisitions and seven sales
  • Dividend proposal of EUR 2.00 per share, increase possible in the event of additional successful sales before the annual general meeting
  • Solid financial resources permit considerable expansion of the share buyback program

02.03.2017  // AURELIUS acquires Wex Photographic

  • Online retailer with half a million customers across the UK
  • Integration with Calumet Photographic to offer significant synergies and create leading multi-channel, pan-European photographic retailer
  • Combination of Wex Photographic with Calumet Photographic brings AURELIUS’ pan-European photographic retail businesses to combined revenues of EUR 175 million

27.02.2017  // Calumet Photographic with Gold Service award at the Amateur Photography ceremony in London

  • Milton Keynes company scoops top customer service prize for sixth year running

02.01.2017  // AURELIUS completes its acquisition of Office Depot Europe

  • Office Depot Europe boasts strong brands and Europe-wide set-up.
  • Brisk transaction activity in 2016: Annualized consolidated revenues rise to approx. EUR 4.5 billion.

24.12.2016  // 70,000 euros for the AURELIUS Refugee Initiative e.V.

Major donation success at this year's Christmas party.
Social involvement by the holding company and many subsidiaries considerably expanded.

22.12.2016  // AURELIUS acquires AH Industries

  • A leading supplier of components, modules and systems for the wind-power, minerals and cement industries
  • A technological market leader in all three areas of business
  • AURELIUS' presence in Scandinavia continues to pay off

13.12.2016  // AURELIUS sells brightONE's consulting business in the Netherlands to a strategic partner

  • brightONE Netherlands is very well positioned following a successful restructuring and strategic reorientation
  • Sale to strategic investor CRM Partners

02.12.2016  // AURELIUS Sells Publicitas in a Management Buy-Out

  • Purchaser to systematically continue operational reorientation
  • Further cost-savings and efficiency enhancement-measures planned

16.11.2016  // AURELIUS Refugee Initiative e.V. Supports "Pavillon der Hoffnung in Leipzig e.V."

  • "PlayTogether" campaign against discrimination
  • Indoor playground as a venue for integration

10.11.2016  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities with solid operating performance in the first nine months of 2016

  • Consolidated revenues rise 63 percent to EUR 1,926.9 million
  • Operating EBITDA increased considerably in the third quarter
  • A total of eight company acquisitions in the first nine months of 2016
  • Three successful sales lead to a cash inflow of more than EUR 90 million
  • Net Asset Value EUR 1,353.3 million

02.11.2016  // Plastipak Packaging Inc. acquires AURELIUS subsidiary Evolve Polymers

  • British firm sold to strategic US acquirer Plastipak
  • UK polymer activities concentrated in Regain Polymers subsidiary

18.10.2016  // AURELIUS Refugee Initiative supports the MOAS search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean again

  • AURELIUS Refugee Initiative funds life-saving drone operations
  • 117 people rescued at sea
  • Better search and rescue with drones

04.10.2016  // AURELIUS sells Getronics-IDS to the strategic Investor SEP

  • Sale in connection with Getronics Group's strategic focus on its core businesses
  • Previous Getronics-IDS management remains on board
  • New owner supports the chosen path

27.09.2016  // AURELIUS sells its last stake in the Berentzen Group following successful reorientation

  • Stable and new shareholder base for Berentzen Group AG
  • Profitable course of growth thanks to AURELIUS' successful operating approach
  • Consistent implementation of growth initiatives in the area of the core brands and for product innovations