AURELIUS wins Germany, Austria and Switzerland Deal of the Year at Private Equity Awards

24.04.2015

AURELIUS wins Germany, Austria and Switzerland Deal of the Year at Private Equity Awards

  • Award is for connectis and SOFTIX deal in small and mid-cap category

Munich / London, 24 April 2015 – AURELIUS Group (ISIN DE000A0JK2A8), the mid-market pan-European investor, won Germany, Austria and Switzerland Deal of the Year at the prestigious Private Equity Awards.

The award, which was in the small and mid-cap category, recognised AURELIUS’s sale of the Switzerland-based ICT service provider connectis AG, together with its smaller sister company SOFTIX AG, to SPIE Group. The purchase price of the deal, which took place in August 2014, was CHF 48.0 million.

The award also acknowledged the opening of AURELIUS’s London office last year.

Now in their 14th year, the Private Equity Awards are the most respected accolades in the industry. Organised by RealDeals in conjunction with Cass Business School, the judging panel is made up of leading industry practitioners.

Dr Dirk Markus, CEO of AURELIUS, said “We are delighted to have won this award, and to have been chosen by our peers in the industry makes it even more special. Under our ownership, connectis was fully restructured, significantly enhancing revenues. The deal was just one of our successful exits in 2014, and we expect to see busy transaction activity again this year.“