Press Releases & News

Press Releases & News

Press releases and news

16.01.2020  // AURELIUS sells the GHOTEL Group for EUR 63 million to Art Invest Real Estate

  • Successful transformation of Deutsche Post residential facilities into a dynamic 3- and 4-star hotel chain
  • Strong growth primarily thanks to a successful buy-and-build strategy, further expansion with 7 additional openings through 2023

08.01.2020  // AURELIUS steps up CO2 reduction measures and offsets CO2 emissions from air travel

  • Measures introduced to permanently reduce CO2 emissions
  • CO2 offsetting of the air travel of all holding company employees in the 2019 financial year

23.12.2019  // AURELIUS makes Christmas donation of EUR 68,000 this year to the charitable association AVICENNA Kultur- und Hilfswerk e.V.

  • The donation is financing the AURELIUS School for Syrian refugee children in Turkey
  • Additional psychological counselling and physiotherapy to help the children overcome traumatic war experiences and injuries

23.12.2019  // AURELIUS acquires electronic components businesses Distrelec and Nedis from Swiss Dätwyler Group

  • Acquired business units are leading distributors of electronics components in Europe
  • Revenues of EUR 275 million across 15 countries
  • Fifth mid-market acquisition by AURELIUS in 2019 and renewed confirmation of core competence in corporate carve-outs

16.12.2019  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities acquires ZIM Flugsitz GmbH

  • German “Mittelstand” manufacturer of economy and premium economy aircraft seats with good position in a growing market
  • Fourth mid-market acquisition by AURELIUS in 2019

02.12.2019  // AURELIUS wins “Private Equity Turnaround of the Year” award for successful exit from Solidus Solutions

  • Recognition by prestigious Institute for Turnaround (IFT) for the second time in three years for the Group’s most successful exit to date
  • Jury impressed by the strategic carve-out, bolt-on and organic growth of Solidus Solutions under AURELIUS’ ownership

21.11.2019  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities AB successfully places bonds with a volume of EUR 75 million

  • Bonds with a volume of EUR 75 million placed with institutional investors
  • Interest rate equal to 3-month Euribor plus a margin of 425 basis points
  • Term of 5 years, matures in December 2024
  • Issue proceeds will be used to finance further growth

18.11.2019  // AURELIUS closes sale of Scandinavian Cosmetics Group to Accent Equity

Successful transformation into a leading Nordic brand management company

The buyer, Accent Equity, will support Scandinavian Cosmetics in its next growth phase

11.11.2019  // AURELIUS portfolio company NDS Group AS enters biggest supplier agreement in the Norwegian Aftermarket

  • Multiyear agreement accounts for more than 7% sales growth of the company
  • Major milestone in strategic development of the company achieved

07.11.2019  // AURELIUS subsidiary Office Depot Europe completes sale of its central and eastern European business to strategic buyer PBS Holding

Part of the successful, ongoing transformation program of Office Depot Europe

Other transactions expected in the coming months


29.10.2019  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities reports very good numbers for the first nine months of 2019

  • EBITDA of the combined Group quintupled to EUR 187.4 million as compared to previous year
  • Record exit of Solidus Solutions makes a positive earnings contribution of more than EUR 100 million
  • Positive outlook: additional company sales expected

10.10.2019  // AURELIUS sells Scandinavian Cosmetics Group to Accent Equity

* Significant increase in revenues after a successful carve-out, sustainable operational improvements and strategic add-on acquisitions

* Successful transformation into a leading Nordic brand management company

* The buyer, Accent Equity, will support Scandinavian Cosmetics in its next growth phase

01.10.2019  // AURELIUS closes acquisition of BT Fleet Solutions from BT Group Plc

  • Acquisition of the UK’s #1 commercial fleet management business delivering a comprehensive suite of services to blue chip customers, via its national network completed
  • Recent contract wins worth GBP 43 million
  • UK continues to be an attractive market for AURELIUS

26.09.2019  // AURELIUS subsidiary Office Depot Europe to sell its Central and Eastern European (CEE) business to strategic buyer PBS Holding

  • Successful transformation of the business in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) led to a strong market position
  • Strategic buyer PBS Group to further strengthen CEEs position
  • Sale of CEE business as part of ongoing transformation of Office Depot Europe

24.09.2019  // AURELIUS Refugee Initiative: 16 Bavarian youths with migration background inducted in START Foundation education and engagement program

  • Today, on September 24, 2019, 16 Bavarian youths with migration background are being officially admitted to the START Foundation 3-year education and engagement program at a ceremony in the Saarland Landtag.
  • Representatives of the Bavarian partners and Michael Okrob, managing director of the START Foundation, will present the grant certificates.

05.09.2019  // AURELIUS successfully closes sale of Solidus Solutions

  • Sales price of EUR 330 million (enterprise value): largest exit in the history of AURELIUS
  • Multiple on money invested of approx. 16x
  • Positive earnings effect of more than EUR 100 million booked in the third quarter of 2019
  • Successful carve-out and transformation into the global market leader for sustainable packaging solutions made from recycled paper

30.08.2019  // AURELIUS acquires Belgian building materials merchants YouBuild & MPRO from GRAFTON

  • Leading building materials merchant group in Belgium in fragmented market
  • Transaction highlights the successful start of AURELIUS Benelux office
  • AURELIUS reconfirmed as leading investor for corporate spin-offs and complex carve-outs