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Press Releases // Corporate News

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18.03.2018  // AURELIUS Refugee Initiative e.V. supports the A24 Workshop Integration Project

  • A24 trains asylum-seekers as workshop assistants in commercial and technical fields
  • Qualification as a key part of integration
  • First participants will soon finish the programme and enter working life in Germany

13.03.2018  // AURELIUS: Provisional figures for 2017 confirm record year

  • Total consolidated revenues over EUR 4 billion for the first time
  • Record EBITDA of the combined Group at EUR 627.7 million
  • Financial year 2017 characterized by six new acquisitions and three very successful exits
  • Operating EBITDA at the previous year's level despite sales of profitable companies and acquisitions of unprofitable companies
  • Dividend proposal of EUR 5.00 per share

07.03.2018  // AURELIUS subsidiary GHOTEL opens a new city hotel in Göttingen

  • Another 4-star property boosts GHOTEL hotel & living's activities
  • The university city of Göttingen is located in a strong economic region in Lower Saxony
  • GHOTEL hotel & living will almost double sales with this and other announced expansion steps over the next two years

02.02.2018  // AURELIUS sells AH Industries to the management team with long-standing experience in the wind industry

  • The company was adapted to suit substantially changed market conditions during the time it was owned by AURELIUS
  • The management team headed by Kim Kronborg Christiansen and Adrian Roy Willetts is committed to continue developing the company

02.02.2018  // AURELIUS subsidiary GHOTEL expands further with acquisition of two new hotel operations

  • Acquisition of two 4-star hotels in Ludwigsburg and Neckarsulm
  • Integration into the existing GHOTEL hotel portfolio while keeping the “nestor” brand name
  • GHOTEL hotel & living will nearly double its revenues by 2020 thanks to this and other announced expansion steps

01.02.2018  // Aurelius successfully completes acquisition of Spanish packaging specialist Abelan

  • Deal represents Aurelius’ third acquisition in the European packaging sector since 2015
  • Aurelius plans to further strengthen its operations in the packaging sector
  • Three manufacturing facilities in Spain and France
  • Projected revenues of c.€70m in 2017

08.01.2018  // AURELIUS subsidiary Conaxess Trade Norway acquires Galleberg AS

  • Strategic add-on acquisition doubles revenues of Conaxess Trade Norway to more than 45 million euros
  • Increased market share and new distribution channels

23.12.2017  // Donation drive at the Christmas party raises EUR270,000 for the AURELIUS Refugee Initiative

  • Numerous projects successfully implemented in 2017
  • Increased involvement planned for 2018, especially for integration projects in Germany

21.12.2017  // AURELIUS successfully closes the Studienkreis Group exit

  • Selling price EUR 71.7 million
  • Multiple of capital employed of 11.6x
  • Significant increase in revenues and profitability after successful realignment by AURELIUS following acquisition in 2013
  • Record dividend for 2017 of EUR 5.00 per share

21.12.2017  // Aurelius acquires UK-based Connect Books

  • European multi-channel wholesaler, distributor and retailer of books with revenues of approx. EUR 250 million in 2017
  • Non-core asset of UK-listed Connect Group as it focuses on its specialist logistics business
  • Significant potential for the AURELIUS operating model
  • Connect Books to be rebranded back to Bertram Group

20.12.2017  // AURELIUS Refugee Initiative e.V. supports “Plant-a-Talent”

  • Non-profit organisation places refugees in vacant jobs
  • Work as a key element for integration
  • More than 125 candidates already placed successfully

19.12.2017  // AURELIUS portfolio company Cargill Animal Nutrition Switzerland renamed “Granovit”

  • Rebranding to be completed by early February 2018
  • Customer focus to be even stronger in future

14.12.2017  // AURELIUS School for Syrian refugee children in Turkey

  • AURELIUS Refugee Initiative e.V. to fund a school for Syrian refugees in Turkey
  • Improved prospects of a return to their home country for refugee children and their families after the conflict in Syria has ended

06.12.2017  // AURELIUS subsidiary Office Depot Europe solidly on the path to sustained profitability and growth

  • Comprehensive turnaround program until mid-2019
  • Stronger focus on e-commerce and customer satisfaction
  • Initial positive results of Realignment

05.12.2017  // AURELIUS Executive Board to propose payment of record dividend of EUR 5.00 per share

  • Base dividend rises to EUR 1.50 per share (+ 50 %)
  • Participation dividend from successful exits of EUR 3.50 per share
  • Change in dividend policy – basic dividend raised permanently, dividends from this year’s exits to be spread over several years
  • Current dividend return of over 9%

01.12.2017  // AURELIUS wins “Private Equity Turnaround of the Year” award for successful exit from Getronics

  • Recognition by prestigious Institute for Turnaround (IFT) for the Group’s most successful exit to date
  • Jury impressed by the strategic realignment and substantial growth of Getronics under the AURELIUS umbrella

30.11.2017  // AURELIUS expands Executive Board

  • CFO Steffen Schiefer to become Executive Board Member
  • Fritz Seemann to join the Executive Board with focus on realignment of portfolio companies
  • Basis created for further growth