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Press Releases // Corporate News

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07.11.2019  // AURELIUS subsidiary Office Depot Europe completes sale of its central and eastern European business to strategic buyer PBS Holding

Part of the successful, ongoing transformation program of Office Depot Europe

Other transactions expected in the coming months


29.10.2019  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities reports very good numbers for the first nine months of 2019

  • EBITDA of the combined Group quintupled to EUR 187.4 million as compared to previous year
  • Record exit of Solidus Solutions makes a positive earnings contribution of more than EUR 100 million
  • Positive outlook: additional company sales expected

10.10.2019  // AURELIUS sells Scandinavian Cosmetics Group to Accent Equity

* Significant increase in revenues after a successful carve-out, sustainable operational improvements and strategic add-on acquisitions

* Successful transformation into a leading Nordic brand management company

* The buyer, Accent Equity, will support Scandinavian Cosmetics in its next growth phase

01.10.2019  // AURELIUS closes acquisition of BT Fleet Solutions from BT Group Plc

  • Acquisition of the UK’s #1 commercial fleet management business delivering a comprehensive suite of services to blue chip customers, via its national network completed
  • Recent contract wins worth GBP 43 million
  • UK continues to be an attractive market for AURELIUS

26.09.2019  // AURELIUS subsidiary Office Depot Europe to sell its Central and Eastern European (CEE) business to strategic buyer PBS Holding

  • Successful transformation of the business in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) led to a strong market position
  • Strategic buyer PBS Group to further strengthen CEEs position
  • Sale of CEE business as part of ongoing transformation of Office Depot Europe

24.09.2019  // AURELIUS Refugee Initiative: 16 Bavarian youths with migration background inducted in START Foundation education and engagement program

  • Today, on September 24, 2019, 16 Bavarian youths with migration background are being officially admitted to the START Foundation 3-year education and engagement program at a ceremony in the Saarland Landtag.
  • Representatives of the Bavarian partners and Michael Okrob, managing director of the START Foundation, will present the grant certificates.

05.09.2019  // AURELIUS successfully closes sale of Solidus Solutions

  • Sales price of EUR 330 million (enterprise value): largest exit in the history of AURELIUS
  • Multiple on money invested of approx. 16x
  • Positive earnings effect of more than EUR 100 million booked in the third quarter of 2019
  • Successful carve-out and transformation into the global market leader for sustainable packaging solutions made from recycled paper

30.08.2019  // AURELIUS acquires Belgian building materials merchants YouBuild & MPRO from GRAFTON

  • Leading building materials merchant group in Belgium in fragmented market
  • Transaction highlights the successful start of AURELIUS Benelux office
  • AURELIUS reconfirmed as leading investor for corporate spin-offs and complex carve-outs 

14.08.2019  // Shareholder Letter: Beware the Macro fallacy

by Dirk Markus

09.08.2019  // AURELIUS agrees to acquire Armstrong ceiling businesses from Knauf

  • Acquisition of leading manufacturer of suspended ceiling tiles and grids for commercial buildings
  • Formerly part of Armstrong World Industries Inc, the businesses being acquired consist of two production facilities and business operations and sales capabilities across 11 markets
  • High-quality, profitable company with revenues of £75m

08.08.2019  // AURELIUS reports good operating performance in the first half of 2019

  • Total consolidated revenues come to EUR 1.9 billion, in line with the year-ago figure
  • Continued good operating performance of portfolio companies 
  • Increased transaction activity, including both acquisitions and exits; record exit of Solidus to be completed in Q3 

05.08.2019  // AURELIUS acquires BT Fleet Solutions from BT Group Plc

  • Acquisition of the UK’s #1 commercial fleet management business delivering a comprehensive suite of services to blue chip customers, via its national network
  • Carve out of non-core division from FTSE 100 BT Group Plc including long term partnership agreement to continue management of BT’s own fleet
  • Further demonstration of BT’s ongoing transformation programme and of AURELIUS’ status as a leader in complex divestment processes

22.07.2019  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA 1.00 per cent EUR 103,100,000 Convertible Bonds due 2020 (ISIN: DE000A168544) (the “Bonds”)

Capitalised terms not otherwise defined in this notice shall have the meaning given to them in the Terms and Conditions of the Bonds.

19.07.2019  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co KGaA: Press release on the 2019 annual general meeting

  • All proposed resolutions of the administration accepted by a large majority
  • Dividend of EUR 3.00 per share

28.06.2019  // AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for EUR 330 million

  • Largest exit in AURELIUS’ history
  • Purchase price EUR 330 million (enterprise value), multiple on money invested of approx. 16x
  • Approx. EUR 102 million positive effect on AURELIUS 2019 Group Earnings
  • Successful transformation of Solidus Solutions into a global market leader in sustainable fibre-based packaging solutions
  • Substantial growth under AURELIUS ownership through organic growth and strategic add-on acquisitions
  • Underlying EBITDA growth from EUR 12.5 million on acquisition more than quadrupled in AURELIUS’ 4 years ownership
  • Buyer, Centerbridge Partners L.P. sees significant opportunity for further growth
  • Further exits expected for the upcoming months

14.06.2019  // AURELIUS portfolio company Hellanor AS renamed NDS Group - Nordic Distribution and Service Group

  • New branding marks important milestone in the modernization of the company
  • Aspiration to be a Nordic one-stop-shop with highest customer orientation

29.05.2019  // AURELIUS subsidiary GHOTEL hotel & living opens hotel in Osnabrück

  • GHOTEL will operate the hotel under the Holiday Inn brand name
  • 30th Holiday Inn in Germany

09.05.2019  // AURELIUS publishes results for the first quarter of 2019

  • Total consolidated revenues rise to EUR 965.8 million
  • Portfolio shows good operational performance
  • Positive outlook for the remainder of the 2019 financial year