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Press Releases // Corporate News

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12.03.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities announces very good preliminary numbers for financial year 2020 – EBITDA of the combined Group rises to EUR 431.1 million

  • In last year’s challenging environment, the EBITDA of the combined Group reached EUR 431.1 million, considerably higher than the prior-year figure of EUR 271.4 million
  • Operating EBITDA came to EUR 167.6 million, at the level of the previous year (2019: EUR 168.9 million) despite the coronavirus pandemic
  • Very solid cash holdings of EUR 422.9 million after redemption of the convertible bond
  • Positive outlook for a transaction-intensive year in 2021

09.03.2021  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities retires 1,000,000 treasury shares purchased under buyback programs

  • Communication with capital market participants to be intensified
  • Further measures to enhance transparency being prepared

22.02.2021  // COVID-19 to Accelerate Non-Core Corporate Divestments of European Assets in 2021

London, 22 February 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic will accelerate UK and European corporates’ plans to divest non-core businesses, increasing corporate carve-out activity across the continent in 2021, according to the findings of the AURELIUS Equity Opportunities European Corporate Carve-Out Survey. 

10.02.2021  // AURELIUS subsidiary Conaxess Trade continues its growth path through acquisition of Swedish Movement Group

  • Movement is a leading Swedish sales, marketing and distribution company for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) that offers both field sales services and full-service distribution
  • Strategic add-on acquisition significantly strengthens Conaxess Trade Sweden in field sales, in-store placement and full-service distribution
  • Add-ons as a strategic element to strengthen AURELIUS portfolio companies

05.02.2021  // Further Consolidation and Digitalization of Office Depot Group

* Successful completion of the sale of Eastern European, Scandinavian and Spanish operations

* Sale of French operations by way of a Redressement Judiciare impending

* Integration of business areas DIRECT and CONTRACT on fully-digitalized platform Viking+

12.11.2020  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities reports its numbers for the first nine months of 2020

  • Total consolidated revenues fall to EUR 2.4 billion compared to last year
  • EBITDA rises to EUR 301.5 million on the back of strong gains on bargain purchases and company sales above book value 
  • Operating EBITDA of EUR 100.2 million attests sustainable management of the COVID-19 crisis 
  • Solid cash position of EUR 417.5 million 
  • Net asset value of the AURELIUS portfolio modestly lower at EUR 950.7 million 
  • Outlook: Effects of new lockdowns in the COVID-19 pandemic cannot yet be estimated; well-filled pipeline of acquisition opportunities

05.11.2020  // AURELIUS acquires Pullman Fleet Services from Wincanton plc

  • Acquisition of market-leading commercial fleet management business, servicing blue chip customers across the UK
  • As a standalone business, Pullman will focus on growth and expanding its offering into related services including accident management and vehicle leasing
  • AURELIUS will work with Pullman to develop further commercial and growth opportunities through potential collaboration with AURELIUS-owned Rivus Fleet Solutions 
  • Pullman is AURELIUS’ second carve-out announced in two weeks, underscoring its expertise in complex carve-outs, and marking another successful acquisition of a unique asset in fleet services

19.10.2020  // AURELIUS agrees to acquire GKN Wheels & Structures

  • Acquisition of leading manufacturer of off-highway wheels and innovative engineering solutions provider
  • Global footprint providing strong platform for future add-on acquisitions
  • Carve-out of non-core division from GKN a demonstration of AURELIUS’s expertise in executing complex cross-border divestments

14.10.2020  // AURELIUS portfolio company NDS Group AS wins major supplier contracts

  • NDS enters three major multi- year contracts worth 30 mEUR revenue
  • Strong growth and increased profitability in 2020 expected to increase significantly in 2021 with these new business wins

09.10.2020  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities announces measures to further improve corporate governance and transparency

  • Change of AURELIUS Management SE from the dualistic to the monistic management system with a Board of Directors chaired by Dr Dirk Markus
  • New management structure for more efficient management and supervision
  • Supervisory Board of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA: Formation of an audit, nomination and personnel committee, and focus on independent appointments
  • Increased transparency through more detailed sales and earnings figures for the group companies
  • Management Board remuneration will in future be converted to co-investment shares and stock options

13.08.2020  // AURELIUS reports solid first-half numbers despite COVID-19

  • Total consolidated revenues reach EUR 1.6 billion; EUR 3 billion on an annualized basis
  • EBITDA of the combined Group: EUR 258.0 million (H1 2019: EUR 53.8 million)
  • Most of the Group’s companies have weathered the crisis well so far, the portfolio is well positioned: Solid operating EBITDA of the combined Group in an amount of EUR 75.3 million 
  • The Group is benefitting from its extensive experience in exceptional situations; the portfolio companies have weathered the COVID-19 crisis well thanks to the large-scale deployment of the Group’s operations experts 
  • Outlook: Considerable increase in the acquisition pipeline, attractive acquisitions expected in the coming months