Press Releases & News

Press Releases & News

Press releases and news

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 Cyfrowe.pl

  • European Imaging Group acquires majority stake in Cyfrowe.pl, 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
  • Cyfrowe.pl 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 CameraNU.nl B.V.

  • CameraNU.nl 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
AURELIUS GROUP

18.02.2022  // AURELIUS acquires Ceramic Tile Distributors, a leading supplier of high-quality tiles

  • AURELIUS acquires Ceramic Tile Distributors (CTD) from Saint-Gobain
  • CTD generated revenues of approximately EUR 120 million in 2021
  • Strong potential to leverage CTD’s UK market-leading position, whilst targeting both organic growth and add-on acquisitions

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
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
AURELIUS GROUP

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