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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

31.03.2020  // AURELIUS publishes 2019 Annual Report: preliminary numbers confirmed, outlook negatively impacted by corona/COVID-19 crisis

  • EBITDA of the combined Group reaches EUR 271.4 million, second-highest result in the Group’s history
  • Several successful exits and attractive new acquisitions in 2019
  • Net asset value is EUR 1,111.3 million
  • Liquidity cushion of EUR 435.7 million, share buyback has begun
  • Course of business in the current year now substantially impacted by the corona/COVID-19 crisis, after a good start to 2020

12.03.2020  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities reports very good preliminary numbers for the 2019 financial year

  • EBITDA of the combined Group reaches EUR 271.4 million, second-highest result in the Group’s history 
  • Several successful exits and attractive new acquisitions in 2019
  • High cash and cash equivalents of EUR 435.7 million, new share buyback program launched 
  • Good start to 2020 with successful sale of the GHOTEL Group 
  • Outlook uncertain due to the current coronavirus crisis

02.03.2020  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities successfully closes acquisition of ZIM Flugsitz GmbH

Mid-market manufacturer of economy and premium economy aircraft seats with a good market position in a growing market environment

Long-term order backlog and very good demand

14.02.2020  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities sells property in Göttingen to Art-Invest Real Estate

  • Hotel acquired from private owner in early 2018
  • Since then extensively renovated by corporate owner
  • AURELIUS’ involvement in hotel activities to be concluded in first quarter 2020

03.02.2020  // AURELIUS acquires Renewable Power Systems and Protection Relays Business from US-based Woodward, Inc.

  • Producer of converters and aftermarket components for the wind industry as well as medium and high voltage protection relays for industrial applications
  • AURELIUS expertise in complex carve-outs once again pays off

16.01.2020  // AURELIUS sells the GHOTEL Group for EUR 63 million to Art Invest Real Estate

  • Successful transformation of Deutsche Post residential facilities into a dynamic 3- and 4-star hotel chain
  • Strong growth primarily thanks to a successful buy-and-build strategy, further expansion with 7 additional openings through 2023

08.01.2020  // AURELIUS steps up CO2 reduction measures and offsets CO2 emissions from air travel

  • Measures introduced to permanently reduce CO2 emissions
  • CO2 offsetting of the air travel of all holding company employees in the 2019 financial year