AURELIUS decides private placement of shares of Berentzen Group AG
Munich, 1. March 2016 – The AURELIUS Group (ISIN DE000A0JK2A8) intends to place up to 4,900,012 shares of Berentzen Group AG (ISIN DE0005201602) in a private placement by means of an accelerated bookbuilding to institutional investors. AURELIUS currently still holds 51.04 percent of the share capital (corresponding to 4,900,012 shares) of Berentzen Group AG and intends to reduce or sell its entire shareholding within the transaction.
After successful realignment and further development of the Berentzen-Group AG in recent years, the AURELIUS Group intends to make the share of Berentzen-Group AG even more attractive to institutional investors in Europe by increasing the freefloat significantly.
The bookbuilding for the placement of the shares commences immediately. Berenberg acts as Sole Bookrunner.
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