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AURELIUS EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITIES IV 

30.08.2022  // AURELIUS announces the acquisition of Agfa Offset Solutions from the Agfa-Gevaert Group

  •  Worldwide provider of offset print solutions with EUR 748m in revenues
  •  Performance improvement opportunity via focus on innovation and operational efficiency

01.08.2022  // AURELIUS acquires Footasylum from JD Sports

  • British brand renowned for omnichannel retailing of fashion streetwear and sportswear
  • Good trading performance with expected revenues of more than EUR 340m in 2022
  • Significant growth potential to be realised by enhancing digital transformation and strengthening own brands

12.07.2022  // AURELIUS successfully closed the acquisitions of dental bauer and significant parts of Pluradent

Luxembourg/Munich, July 12, 2022 – AURELIUS announces the successfully closed acquisitions of dental bauer and significant parts of Pluradent, two German dental distribution companies. Going forward, AURELIUS strives to develop the integrated companies into a leading European dental distribution platform by providing deep operational expertise.

20.06.2022  // AURELIUS acquires dental bauer and Pluradent in a combined transaction to form leading German dental distribution platform

  • AURELIUS agrees to acquire dental bauer from Linneweh family and Pluradent from self-administration
  • Combination of the two companies creates leading German dental distribution platform with more than EUR 300m in revenues
  • Linneweh family significantly reinvests in new joint platform and will drive growth with support from AURELIUS
  • 6th transaction within the AURELIUS co-investment structure

07.04.2022  // AURELIUS completes acquisition of LloydsPharmacy’s parent company, McKesson UK

Luxembourg/London, April 07, 2022 – AURELIUS is pleased to announce that it has successfully closed the acquisition of McKesson UK. McKesson UK is the parent company of a number of market leading healthcare businesses including LloydsPharmacy, John Bell & Croyden and AAH Pharmaceuticals. This landmark deal marks the fifth completed transaction in less than a year for AURELIUS European Opportunities IV, controlling a 70 % stake and its Co-Investor AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0JK2A8), controlling the remaining 30 %.

05.04.2022  // Successful Closing of Ceramic Tile Distributors Acquisition

Luxembourg/London, April 05, 2022 – AURELIUS is pleased to announce the successful closing of the acquisition of Ceramic Tile Distributors (“CTD”) in a carve-out transaction from parent company, Saint-Gobain (ISIN: FR0000125007). This is the fourth acquisition completed by AURELIUS European Opportunities IV, controlling a 70 % stake and its Co-Investor AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0JK2A8), controlling the remaining 30 %.

02.03.2022  // AURELIUS successfully closed acquisition of Minova Group

Luxemburg/London, March 02, 2022 – AURELIUS is pleased to announce that it has successfully closed the acquisition of Minova in a global carve-out transaction from Orica Limited, Melbourne, Australia (“Orica” ISIN: AU000000ORI1) for an enterprise value of approx. EUR 114 million. This acquisition marks the third completed transaction by AURELIUS European Opportunities IV, controlling a 70 % stake and its Co-Investor AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0JK2A8), controlling the remaining 30 %.

18.02.2022  // AURELIUS acquires Ceramic Tile Distributors, a leading supplier of high-quality tiles

  • AURELIUS acquires Ceramic Tile Distributors (CTD) from Saint-Gobain
  • CTD generated revenues of approximately EUR 120 million in 2021
  • Strong potential to leverage CTD’s UK market-leading position, whilst targeting both organic growth and add-on acquisitions

12.12.2021  // AURELIUS acquires Minova in a global carve-out transaction from Orica Ltd.

  • AURELIUS agrees to acquire Minova, a leading global manufacturer and provider of mining and infrastructure essentials, for an Enterprise Value of AUD 180m (approx. EUR 114m)
  • Significant growth potential to be realised from underlying market growth, as well as through investments into global footprint and add-on acquisitions
  • AURELIUS to support Minova in its ongoing transition from soft rock to hard rock mining and infrastructure markets
  • 4th transaction of the recently launched AURELIUS European Opportunities Fund IV together with AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA

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 387m
  • 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

02.07.2021  // AURELIUS successfully closed its second co-investment acquisition SSE Contracting

Munich/London, July 1, 2021 – AURELIUS today announces that it has successfully closed the acquisition of SSE Contracting Limited (“SSEC”) from SSE Plc in a complex carve-out of the multi-disciplinary Mechanical and Electrical (“M&E”) contracting business for an enterprise value of £27.5 million. As a standalone business SSEC is one of the biggest M&E contractors in the UK and Ireland providing mechanical, electrical, rail, street lighting and high voltage engineering services to install and maintain key infrastructure. This is the second acquisition completed by AURELIUS European Opportunities IV, controlling a 70 % stake and its Co-Investor AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0JK2A8), controlling the remaining 30 %.

07.06.2021  // AURELIUS closed acquisition of Panasonic’s European Consumer Battery Business

  • First AURELIUS co-investment successfully closed
  • Panasonic Consumer Energy is one of the leading producers of consumer batteries in Europe

19.04.2021  // AURELIUS successfully closes new mid-market private equity fund; EUR 500 million of firepower for European deals

  • Four months after launching AURELIUS’ new fund investment management business line, AURELIUS European Opportunities IV has closed at its target. Coupled with a co-investment program from its listed vehicle, AURELIUS Equity Opportunities, aggregate total commitments of EUR 500 million were secured;
  • The Fund’s first and final close for institutional investors followed an entirely virtual fundraising process that attracted commitments from a diverse group of prestigious institutional US and European investors;
  • The Fund will continue AURELIUS’ proven strategy of investing in corporate carve-outs and operational transformation investments in Europe.

17.03.2021  // AURELIUS acquires Panasonic’s European Consumer Battery Business

  • Panasonic Consumer Energy is one of the leading producers of consumer batteries in Europe
  • Carve-out of a division from Panasonic Europe B.V.  in two separate European countries demonstrates AURELIUS’s expertise in executing complex cross-border divestments

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