Press Releases & News

Press Releases & News

Press releases and news

18.11.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities successfully completes the acquisition of Unilux

  • Third classic carve-out transaction in 2021
  • Unilux is a German producer of high-quality window and door solutions for private households
  • Further transactions expected in the coming weeks

11.11.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities continues the strong positive trend in Q3 2021

  • Dynamic performance of portfolio companies continues: Operating EBITDA rises by 81% year-on-year to EUR 181.4 million
  • Net asset value up 20% from the end of 2020, NAV per share reaches EUR 40.43
  • Shareholder value remains in focus: new share buyback program, continuation of the transparency initiative and ESG project launched
  • Outlook: Positive operating performance remains in focus, further acquisitions and exits planned

02.11.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities completes the sale of Office Depot Europe to strategic investor RAJA

  • Carve-out and extensive realignment by AURELIUS since 2017
  • Strategic country exits paved the way for the complete exit of Office Depot Europe
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01.11.2021  // In its biggest deal in history, AURELIUS acquires McKesson UK

  • AURELIUS agrees to acquire McKesson UK, the UK’s leading fully integrated healthcare provider, across retail, wholesale, homecare and digital platforms for an enterprise value of GBP 477m
  • Represents the largest transaction undertaken by AURELIUS since being established in 2005 and only a few months since the launch of the AURELIUS European Opportunities Fund IV
  • McKesson UK is focused on playing a key role in the UK healthcare market including in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • AURELIUS is committed to supporting McKesson UK with the delivery of its growth initiatives and its next stage of development
  • Co-investment structure together with AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA is already paying off
  • Further enhances AURELIUS’ renowned track record in the industry as carve-out specialist and trusted acquirer

01.11.2021  // AURELIUS subsidiary NDS Group AS acquires Norwegian equipment distributor Nordic Lift

  • Acquisition strengthens NDS’ AutoMateriell business to become a leading provider of workshop equipment in Norway
  • Second add-on acquisition in the past 12 months emphasizes NDS successful repositioning as a buy-and-build platform and consolidator in the Nordic aftermarket
  • Transaction underlines AURELIUS’ strategy to strengthen its portfolio companies via add-ons

21.10.2021  // AURELIUS portfolio company Distrelec with new CEO - Realignment puts the company on a strong growth course

  • Innovative strength, customer centricity and digitalization noticeably strengthened
  • New CEO Holger Ruban: "Let’s continue to drive forward the success story"

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