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Press Releases // Corporate News

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28.06.2019  // AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for EUR 330 million

  • Largest exit in AURELIUS’ history
  • Purchase price EUR 330 million (enterprise value), multiple on money invested of approx. 16x
  • Approx. EUR 102 million positive effect on AURELIUS 2019 Group Earnings
  • Successful transformation of Solidus Solutions into a global market leader in sustainable fibre-based packaging solutions
  • Substantial growth under AURELIUS ownership through organic growth and strategic add-on acquisitions
  • Underlying EBITDA growth from EUR 12.5 million on acquisition more than quadrupled in AURELIUS’ 4 years ownership
  • Buyer, Centerbridge Partners L.P. sees significant opportunity for further growth
  • Further exits expected for the upcoming months

14.06.2019  // AURELIUS portfolio company Hellanor AS renamed NDS Group - Nordic Distribution and Service Group

  • New branding marks important milestone in the modernization of the company
  • Aspiration to be a Nordic one-stop-shop with highest customer orientation

29.05.2019  // AURELIUS subsidiary GHOTEL hotel & living opens hotel in Osnabrück

  • GHOTEL will operate the hotel under the Holiday Inn brand name
  • 30th Holiday Inn in Germany

09.05.2019  // AURELIUS publishes results for the first quarter of 2019

  • Total consolidated revenues rise to EUR 965.8 million
  • Portfolio shows good operational performance
  • Positive outlook for the remainder of the 2019 financial year

01.04.2019  // AURELIUS to sell Swiss feed producer Granovit in management buy-out

  • The buyer led by CEO Andreas Fischer will continue on the course taken in the operational restructuring
  • Granovit has been positioned as an independent company after the carve-out from the Cargill Group

27.03.2019  // AURELIUS publishes Annual Report 2018, preliminary numbers confirmed

  • Total consolidated revenues reach EUR 3.8 billion
  • Operating EBITDA close to last year's level despite sales of highly profitable companies 
  • Further increase in the net asset value of the portfolio 
  • Management to propose base dividend of EUR 1.50 per share, unchanged from last year; participation dividend will be based on the exit proceeds generated in the time until the annual general meeting 
  • Positive outlook for the 2019 financial year

12.03.2019  // AURELIUS publishes preliminary numbers for the 2018 financial year

  • Total consolidated revenues reach EUR 3.8 billion
  • Group’s portfolio strengthened by investments and 12 new acquisitions 
  • Operating EBITDA close to last year’s level despite sales of highly profitable companies
  • Management to propose a base dividend of EUR 1.50 per share, unchanged from last year; the participation dividend will depend on the exit proceeds generated in the time until the annual general meeting 

29.01.2019  // AURELIUS subsidiary GHOTEL hotel & living to open new hotel in Munich

  • New hotel to be operated as a franchisee for AccorHotels in Munich
  • Fifth AccorHotels location to open in 2022 
  • GHOTEL to continue its successful expansion at a rapid pace in 2019

24.12.2018  // Donations of around EUR 50,000 collected at the AURELIUS Christmas party

  • AURELIUS Refugee Initiative e.V. successfully implemented numerous projects in 2018
  • START Foundation supports the first class of students in Bavaria


12.11.2018  // AURELIUS acquires Norwegian Wholesale Business from HELLA

  • Second-largest wholeseller for automotive spare parts in Norway
  • Further strengthening of AURELIUS presence in the Nordic region
  • AURELIUS’ expertise in corporate spin-offs and difficult carve-outs paying off again

08.11.2018  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities publishes its numbers for the first nine months of 2018

  • Total consolidated revenues reach EUR 2.8 billion
  • Equity portfolio strengthened by a total of ten acquisitions in the first nine months 
  • Positive development of operating earnings despite sales of very profitable group companies in 2017 
  • Positive outlook: Several highly profitable exits in fiscal year 2019 expected

08.11.2018  // AURELIUS subsidiary Calumet Wex acquires a majority interest in Foto-Video Sauter

  • Calumet Wex expands its market position considerably by acquiring the biggest photography specialist in Germany
  • Revenue increase of around ten percent
  • Excellent strategic fit: Overlaps in target group and product Portfolio