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12.11.2018  // AURELIUS acquires Norwegian Wholesale Business from HELLA

  • Second-largest wholeseller for automotive spare parts in Norway
  • Further strengthening of AURELIUS presence in the Nordic region
  • AURELIUS’ expertise in corporate spin-offs and difficult carve-outs paying off again

08.11.2018  // AURELIUS subsidiary Calumet Wex acquires a majority interest in Foto-Video Sauter

  • Calumet Wex expands its market position considerably by acquiring the biggest photography specialist in Germany
  • Revenue increase of around ten percent
  • Excellent strategic fit: Overlaps in target group and product Portfolio

08.11.2018  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities publishes its numbers for the first nine months of 2018

  • Total consolidated revenues reach EUR 2.8 billion
  • Equity portfolio strengthened by a total of ten acquisitions in the first nine months 
  • Positive development of operating earnings despite sales of very profitable group companies in 2017 
  • Positive outlook: Several highly profitable exits in fiscal year 2019 expected

31.10.2018  // AURELIUS subsidiary GHOTEL hotel & living successfully completes acquisition of expands with four more locations as franchisee for InterContinental Hotels Group

  • Add-on acquisition of new hotels in economically strong locations in Düsseldorf, Gütersloh, Salzburg (Austria) and Osnabrück contribute to revenue boost of approx. 25 percent
  • Synergy potential with existing portfolio and further milestone in medium-term expansion strategy

08.10.2018  // AURELIUS acquires VAG, leading manufacturer of water and waste water valves

  • With six production facilities on four continents, VAG is one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial valves for water infrastructure
  • Positive outlook confirmed

04.10.2018  // AURELIUS Group establishes a Luxembourg-based real estate investment platform

  • Further investment arm with a flexible, operational focus on the real estate sector
  • Experienced team with an interdisciplinary, international network

31.08.2018  // AURELIUS subsidiary GHOTEL hotel & living expands with four more locations

  • Add-on acquisition of new hotels in economically strong locations contributes approx. 25 percent revenue boost
  • GHOTEL hotel & living as franchisee for InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Potential for synergies with existing portfolio and further milestone in medium-term expansion strategy

09.08.2018  // AURELIUS: Focus on reinvestments in the equity portfolio in the first half of 2018

  • Total consolidated revenues reach EUR 1.9 billion
  • Five acquisitions in the first half of 2018
  • Positive development of operating earnings despite sales of very profitable group companies in the past financial year
  •  Positive outlook for the full year 2018

17.07.2018  // AURELIUS Group to expand its management team

  • Donatus Albrecht to look after the group-wide M&A strategy
  • Matthias Täubl newly appointed to the Executive Board with responsibility for operations

04.07.2018  // AURELIUS subsidiary Scandinavian Cosmetics strengthens its market position in Norway and Sweden

  • The acquisition of Solis International Cosmetics AS and Alf Sörensen AB broadens the company’s market position substantially
  • These acquisitions will increase the revenues of Scandinavian Cosmetics Group to well over EUR 100 million
  • Accelerated growth of the existing luxury and consumer brands portfolio, and improved positioning of new Brands

26.06.2018  // Office Depot Gets Back on Track as Turnaround Gathers Pace

  • Appointment of new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

11.06.2018  // AURELIUS subsidiary Conaxess Trade partners with Spreads

 

  • Partnership with former Unilever BCS business to start August 1, 2018
  • Conaxess to take over Field Sales activities in three Nordic coutries
     

05.06.2018  // AURELIUS subsidiary GHOTEL hotel & living opens two more hotels in Bayreuth

  • Two more locations as franchisees for the Accor Group
  • Opening planned for the end of 2019
  • Expansion in full swing, with other projects in the offing

05.06.2018  // Rise in European corporate spin-outs expected for third year running

  • Increase in European corporate spin-out activity predicted for 2018, driven by need to focus on core operations 
  • Turnaround and special situations investors expected to be most likely buyers
  • Industrials sector projected to witness most divestment activity 
  • Respondents predict UK will experience most corporate carve-outs

22.05.2018  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA 1.00 per cent EUR 166,300,000 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.

18.05.2018  // AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA: Press release on the 2018 Annual General Meeting

  • Shareholders resolve a record dividend of EUR 5.00 per share
  • KPMG is elected as the new auditor for financial year 2018
  • Christian Dreyer is elected to the Supervisory Board

14.05.2018  // AURELIUS Refugee Initiative e.V. supports the Bar Elias Educational Centre of Orienthelfer e.V.

  • Financing of teachers for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon
  • Education is an essential part of growing up, and creates a sense of normality for children far from their homeland
  • Donations totalling more than EUR 200,000 for Orienthelfer e.V. since 2015

04.05.2018  // AURELIUS subsidiary AKAD receives the eLearning Award and other awards

  • Chosen for its highly efficient and individual digital studies model
  • Several top scores compared to other distance learning providers
  • Operational realignment leads to high level of customer satisfaction

03.05.2018  // AURELIUS publishes its results for the first quarter of 2018

  • Total consolidated revenues reach EUR 912.3 million
  • Operating EBITDA reaches EUR 21.5 million despite changes in portfolio companies 
  • Additional acquisitions strengthen the AURELIUS portfolio

10.04.2018  // Blaupunkt at Hong Kong Fair

  • Blaupunkt Participates at Hong Kong Electronic Fair April 13th – 16th. Hong Kong Convention Center Hall of Fame – booth 1E C08

08.04.2018  // AURELIUS subsidiary B+P Group acquires Raetz Gerüstbau

  • Strategic add-on acquisition is part of B+P’s expansion strategy
  • Expanded presence in the Munich greater metropolitan area
  • Acquisition offers synergy potential

28.03.2018  // AURELIUS publishes its 2017 annual report: provisional, record-year numbers confirmed

  • Total consolidated revenues exceed EUR 4 billion
  • EBITDA of the combined Group at the record level of EUR 627.7 million characterized by numerous transactions
  • Operating EBITDA at the previous year‘s level despite sales of profitable companies
  • Audited net asset value of the portfolio: EUR 1,541.0 million (+ 1.3% over Q3 2017)
  • KPMG to be proposed as the independent auditor for financial year 2018
  • Entrepreneur Christian Dreyer to join the Supervisory Board 

18.03.2018  // AURELIUS Refugee Initiative e.V. supports the A24 Workshop Integration Project

  • A24 trains asylum-seekers as workshop assistants in commercial and technical fields
  • Qualification as a key part of integration
  • First participants will soon finish the programme and enter working life in Germany

13.03.2018  // AURELIUS: Provisional figures for 2017 confirm record year

  • Total consolidated revenues over EUR 4 billion for the first time
  • Record EBITDA of the combined Group at EUR 627.7 million
  • Financial year 2017 characterized by six new acquisitions and three very successful exits
  • Operating EBITDA at the previous year's level despite sales of profitable companies and acquisitions of unprofitable companies
  • Dividend proposal of EUR 5.00 per share

07.03.2018  // AURELIUS subsidiary GHOTEL opens a new city hotel in Göttingen

  • Another 4-star property boosts GHOTEL hotel & living's activities
  • The university city of Göttingen is located in a strong economic region in Lower Saxony
  • GHOTEL hotel & living will almost double sales with this and other announced expansion steps over the next two years

02.02.2018  // AURELIUS sells AH Industries to the management team with long-standing experience in the wind industry

  • The company was adapted to suit substantially changed market conditions during the time it was owned by AURELIUS
  • The management team headed by Kim Kronborg Christiansen and Adrian Roy Willetts is committed to continue developing the company

02.02.2018  // AURELIUS subsidiary GHOTEL expands further with acquisition of two new hotel operations

  • Acquisition of two 4-star hotels in Ludwigsburg and Neckarsulm
  • Integration into the existing GHOTEL hotel portfolio while keeping the “nestor” brand name
  • GHOTEL hotel & living will nearly double its revenues by 2020 thanks to this and other announced expansion steps

01.02.2018  // Aurelius successfully completes acquisition of Spanish packaging specialist Abelan

  • Deal represents Aurelius’ third acquisition in the European packaging sector since 2015
  • Aurelius plans to further strengthen its operations in the packaging sector
  • Three manufacturing facilities in Spain and France
  • Projected revenues of c.€70m in 2017

08.01.2018  // AURELIUS subsidiary Conaxess Trade Norway acquires Galleberg AS

  • Strategic add-on acquisition doubles revenues of Conaxess Trade Norway to more than 45 million euros
  • Increased market share and new distribution channels