Press Releases // Corporate News

Press Releases // Corporate News

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01.07.2014  // AURELIUS successfully completes its acquisition of Publicitas

  • Transaction closed on June 30, 2014
  • Transformation into a cross-media advertising services provider
  • Other interesting transactions expected in 2014 

01.07.2014  // AURELIUS publishes net asset value of Group companies for the first time

  • Aggregate NAV currently totals EUR 1,067.6 million
  • 26 percent higher than present market capitalization

21.05.2014  // AURELIUS AG: Press release for the 2014 annual general meeting

  • Dividend of EUR 1.05 EUR per share approved
  • Record total consolidated EBITDA of over EUR 200 million announced for 2014
  • AURELIUS discloses average cash multiple of 8.1x since 2006

12.05.2014  // AURELIUS posts record results in the first quarter of 2014

  • Highest EBITDA in the company’s history: EUR 66.2 million (+327%)
  • Successful exits deliver positive earnings contribution of EUR 32.0 million
  • Despite the exits, operating earnings were up 15%
  • Further improvement of balance sheet ratios and cash position
  • Continued high level of transaction activity

08.05.2014  // AURELIUS to open a new office in Stockholm, Sweden

  • Stepping up Scandinavian activities as part of international expansion

17.04.2014  // AURELIUS acquires AKAD University – a pioneer of private distance learning universities

  • Reputable university with a strong brand and growth potential
  • Second purchase from the Franz Cornelsen Bildungsgruppe
  • Purchase at terms and conditions typical for AURELIUS

08.04.2014  // AURELIUS buys Individual Desktop Services from T-Systems

  • Acquisition of IDS GmbH with revenues of EUR 80 million
  • IDS to become part of the AURELIUS IT activity with Getronics
  • Greater strategic cooperation between Getronics and T-Systems
  • Reinforcement of AURELIUS’s ICT activities

02.04.2014  // AURELIUS to buy international advertising marketing agency Publicitas

  • Strong international brand with commercial activities in 20 countries worldwide
  • Seller PubliGroupe to concentrate its business units
  • Transformation into a cross-media advertising service provider

25.03.2014  // AURELIUS publishes annual report – good provisional consolidated figures for 2013 confirmed

  • Total consolidated revenues rise to EUR 1,525.2 million (up 11%) thanks mainly to acquisitions
  • Operating EBITDA totals EUR 106.2 million
  • Dividend of EUR 1.05 per share (basic dividend up to EUR 0.70 plus special dividend of EUR 0.35)
  • Positive outlook: effects on results and cash from company disposals in double-digit million euro range in Q1 2014

05.03.2014  // AURELIUS: convincing preliminary figures for 2013

  • Total consolidated revenues up 11 percent to EUR 1,525.2 million
  • Operating EBITDA of EUR 106.2 million
  • Dividend of EUR 1.05 per share (basic dividend of EUR 0.70 plus a special dividend of EUR 0.35)
  • Numerous transactions carried out in 2013 and pipeline still well filled
  • Completion of transactions to have a strong impact on results and yield cash inflows in Q1 2014

03.02.2014  // AURELIUS successfully closes sale of brightONE's Healthcare operations to T-Systems

  • Successful closing of the transaction on January 31, 2014
  • Additional transactions planned in coming months

08.01.2014  // AURELIUS sells Reederei Peter Deilmann and the DEUTSCHLAND to Callista Private Equity

  • New owner to continue growth strategy
  • Existing management takes stake in cruise ship
  • DEUTSCHLAND set to remain the ‘grand hotel on the high seas’ under the German flag

27.12.2013  // AURELIUS Tochter brightONE kauft Telenet GmbH Kommunikationssysteme

  • Hohes Potenzial zur Erschließung neuer Kundensegmente durch führende Social-CRM Lösung
  • Innovative Sprachdialoganwendungen erweitern Produktportfolio von brightONE

20.12.2013  // Aurelius sells healthcare activity of brightONE to T-Systems

  • Strategic market entry for T-Systems
  • brightONE Healthcare (HC) number four in the market

18.12.2013  // Merger of Blaupunkt Europe and brightONE business unit SPS

  • Bundling of product and development competences under the name “Blaupunkt Technology Group”
  • Competitive advantages and sustained growth through an integrated portfolio of products and services
  • Smart connected products aimed at increasing customer value

12.12.2013  // Secop passes an important milestone in the takeover of ACC Austria

  • Europäische Kommission gibt grünes Licht
  • Aufstieg zum größten unabhängigen Anbieter in Europa
  • Innovationsführerschaft und starkes Produktangebot bieten Wachstumschancen
  • Neue Secop Austria GmbH soll Betrieb zum 7. Januar 2014 aufnehmen

14.11.2013  // AURELIUS with revenue growth and positive developments in its portfolio of subsidiaries in the first nine months of 2013

  • Consolidated revenues up 24 percent
  • Operational EBITDA up 4 percent to EUR 63.8 million despite disposals of profitable subsidiaries last year
  • Cash and cash equivalents at record high of EUR 268.1 million
  • Brisk transaction activities expected in the coming months