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Press Releases // Corporate News

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24.04.2017  // AURELIUS sells compressor manufacturer SECOP to the Nidec Group and doubles its dividend

  • Sales price €185 m; AURELIUS earns approx. 11 times its invested capital after 7 years
  • Largest exit in AURELIUS’ history
  • Approx. EUR 100 m positive effect on Group profit
  • Sustainable realignment of SECOP leads to strong revenue and earnings growth during AURELIUS’ ownership
  • Strategic buyer Nidec with considerable synergy potential
  • AURELIUS doubles its dividend proposal to EUR 4 per share

29.03.2017  // AURELIUS publishes its 2016 annual report

  • Provisional figures confirmed: total consolidated revenues increase by 44 percent to EUR 2.9 billion
  • Operating performance positive despite the sale of profitable and the acquisition of unprofitable Group entities
  • Fiscal year 2016 characterized by eight company acquisitions and seven exits
  • Dividend proposal of EUR 2.00 per share; increase possible in the event of additional successful exits before the annual general meeting; expansion of share buybacks
  • Solid balance sheet figures and further increase in net asset value to EUR 1.4 billion
  • Positive outlook for the current 2017 fiscal year

28.03.2017  // Statement by AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the short attack by Gotham City and outlook on the development of the business

  • Allegations of short-seller Gotham unfounded and distorting reality
  • Share buy-back stepped-up: EUR 50m immediately, additionally EUR 160m as of June 21, 2017

07.03.2017  // AURELIUS recognised at the prestigious Private Equity International Awards 2016

  • AURELIUS wins “Special Situations/Turnaround firm of the Year” at the 2016 Private Equity International Awards

06.03.2017  // AURELIUS publishes provisional figures for 2016

  • Further robust growth of total consolidated revenues to EUR 2.9 billion
  • Satisfactory operating performance despite the acquisition of unprofitable and sale of profitable Group entities
  • Fiscal year 2016 characterized by eight company acquisitions and seven sales
  • Dividend proposal of EUR 2.00 per share, increase possible in the event of additional successful sales before the annual general meeting
  • Solid financial resources permit considerable expansion of the share buyback program

02.03.2017  // AURELIUS acquires Wex Photographic

  • Online retailer with half a million customers across the UK
  • Integration with Calumet Photographic to offer significant synergies and create leading multi-channel, pan-European photographic retailer
  • Combination of Wex Photographic with Calumet Photographic brings AURELIUS’ pan-European photographic retail businesses to combined revenues of EUR 175 million

27.02.2017  // Calumet Photographic with Gold Service award at the Amateur Photography ceremony in London

  • Milton Keynes company scoops top customer service prize for sixth year running

02.01.2017  // AURELIUS completes its acquisition of Office Depot Europe

  • Office Depot Europe boasts strong brands and Europe-wide set-up.
  • Brisk transaction activity in 2016: Annualized consolidated revenues rise to approx. EUR 4.5 billion.