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Press Releases // Corporate News

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19.10.2020  // AURELIUS agrees to acquire GKN Wheels & Structures

  • Acquisition of leading manufacturer of off-highway wheels and innovative engineering solutions provider
  • Global footprint providing strong platform for future add-on acquisitions
  • Carve-out of non-core division from GKN a demonstration of AURELIUS’s expertise in executing complex cross-border divestments

14.10.2020  // AURELIUS portfolio company NDS Group AS wins major supplier contracts

  • NDS enters three major multi- year contracts worth 30 mEUR revenue
  • Strong growth and increased profitability in 2020 expected to increase significantly in 2021 with these new business wins

09.10.2020  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities announces measures to further improve corporate governance and transparency

  • Change of AURELIUS Management SE from the dualistic to the monistic management system with a Board of Directors chaired by Dr Dirk Markus
  • New management structure for more efficient management and supervision
  • Supervisory Board of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA: Formation of an audit, nomination and personnel committee, and focus on independent appointments
  • Increased transparency through more detailed sales and earnings figures for the group companies
  • Management Board remuneration will in future be converted to co-investment shares and stock options

13.08.2020  // AURELIUS reports solid first-half numbers despite COVID-19

  • Total consolidated revenues reach EUR 1.6 billion; EUR 3 billion on an annualized basis
  • EBITDA of the combined Group: EUR 258.0 million (H1 2019: EUR 53.8 million)
  • Most of the Group’s companies have weathered the crisis well so far, the portfolio is well positioned: Solid operating EBITDA of the combined Group in an amount of EUR 75.3 million 
  • The Group is benefitting from its extensive experience in exceptional situations; the portfolio companies have weathered the COVID-19 crisis well thanks to the large-scale deployment of the Group’s operations experts 
  • Outlook: Considerable increase in the acquisition pipeline, attractive acquisitions expected in the coming months

31.07.2020  // Office Depot Europe to sell its Spanish direct business unit to strategic buyer Bruneau Spain

  • Strategic buyer Bruneau Spain to integrate business and its approx. 24.000 customers into its existing platform
  • Sale will focus Office Depot Europe on its core European markets and ecommerce-centric activities

24.07.2020  // Office Depot Europe to sell its Spanish contract business to strategic buyer Lyreco

  • Business unit ranks among the top 3 players in the Spanish market
  • Strategic buyer Lyreco to continue developing the business
  • Sale as part of ongoing transformation of Office Depot Europe

07.07.2020  // AURELIUS sells MEZ handicraft products business in continental Europe to a Swiss entrepreneur

  • MEZ Group on a course of growth after the reorientation by AURELIUS
  • The continental European business is now being sold after the sale of the company’s activities in the UK and North America a few months ago
  • Existing management team of MEZ to remain on board

18.06.2020  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co KGaA: Press release on the virtual annual general meeting 2020

  • Annual general meeting held virtually for the first time
  • All proposed resolutions of the management approved by large majorities
  • Executive Board sees attractive opportunities for the strategic expansion of the Group’s portfolio

27.05.2020  // AURELIUS is supporting an innovative project by Group subsidiary LD DIDACTIC to address the Corona crisis

  • AURELIUS contributes 50,000 EUR to “Science Lab Hygiene”
  • Mobile experiment laboratory shows schoolchildren the importance of hygiene measures during the Corona pandemic
  • LD DIDACTIC seeking further sponsors for schools

12.05.2020  // AURELIUS publishes business numbers for the first quarter of 2020: Positive start to the year, but clearly evident negative impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis on the operating result

  • Total consolidated revenues: EUR 829.7 million
  • EBITDA of the combined Group rises to EUR 122.7 million thanks to positive earnings contributions from new acquisitions and sales of portfolio companies
  • Operating performance influenced by coronavirus/COVID-19
  • Net asset value: EUR 984.3 million
  • Outlook currently uncertain due to the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis

30.04.2020  // AURELIUS subsidiary MEZ sells hand-knitting yarn segment of the Rowan and Patons brands

  • Returned to profitable growth after the reorientation by AURELIUS
  • International growth investor intends to expand market position
  • Sale is part of MEZ’s overall strategy of adapting to changing consumer habits by focusing on individual segments