AURELIUS Growth Investments obtains EUR 120 million in capital commitments to finance additional acquisitions


AURELIUS Growth Investments obtains EUR 120 million in capital commitments to finance additional acquisitions

  • EUR 120 million committed by investors for additional growth initiatives
  • Strong pipeline in the current market environment, several transactions are close to completion

Munich, September 28, 2020 – AURELIUS Wachstumskapital SE & Co. KG, an investment company with a long-term horizon that acquires stakes in successful small and medium-sized enterprises in high-growth sectors, has raised EUR 120 million in fresh capital to invest in SMEs. As part of the AURELIUS Group, a pan-European asset manager, AURELIUS Growth Investments focuses on investments in sustainably successful small and medium-sized enterprises in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The principal activities of AURELIUS Growth Investments, which is managed by Nico Vitense and Claudius Graf von Plettenberg, both responsible for transactions, and Eric Blumenthal, responsible for operations, involve owner buyouts and (early) succession solutions, as well as growth financing.

AURELIUS Growth Investments supports companies in different ways, including the financing of organic growth processes and add-on acquisitions (buy-and-build), internationalisation efforts and the preparation of an orderly succession process. AURELIUS Growth Investments usually invests in companies with annual revenues of up to EUR 150 million.

Besides providing capital for investments and growth, AURELIUS Growth Investments supports the management of acquired companies with its extensive entrepreneurial experience, enabling them to implement growth initiatives and realise operational potential.

Unlike classic financial investors, AURELIUS Growth Investments takes a sustainable, long-term approach and is not bound by the lifespan of a traditional investment fund.

Especially in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic over the last few months, many companies facing succession challenges have realised how important it is to be well positioned to weather a crisis and prosper afterwards. The experts of AURELIUS Growth Investments contribute their extensive, years’-long experience in managing small and medium-sized enterprises to help its portfolio companies in such phases.

Nico Vitense, Managing Partner of AURELIUS Growth Investments: “Buy-and-build, meaning the acquisition of other market players or competitors as a way of accelerating the growth of our portfolio companies, is often part of our strategy. This way, we enable companies to diversify their assets by selling shares to us and then make their companies bigger and therefore more valuable together with us as experienced, well capitalised partners.”

The acquisition of a stake in detailM GmbH as the latest addition to the portfolio of AURELIUS Growth Investments was announced just a few days ago.

The Trier-based company specialises in digital marketing with a particular focus on search engine optimisation (“SEO”) and affiliate marketing. AURELIUS Growth Investments will help detailM drive and accelerate its growth both organically and by means of selective add-on acquisitions.