AURELIUS Growth Investments
is a holding company with a long-term investment strategy („evergreen model“) that invests in medium-sized companies of all industries with good market positioning.

About AURELIUS Growth Investments

As part of the AURELIUS group, AURELIUS Growth Investments focuses on small and medium-sized succession solutions as well as on the transfer of business assets of larger medium-sized companies and groups (spin-offs).

In addition to capital for investment and growth, we support the management of the companies acquired through extensive entrepreneurial experience and help to implement growth initiatives and realise operational potential.

AURELIUS Growth Investments is funded by entrepreneurial families in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Contrasting with classic financial investors, AURELIUS Growth Investment’s strategy is sustainable and long-term, and is not bound by the life of an investment fund.

About Aurelius Group

AURELIUS Group is a pan-European asset manager with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, and Madrid. Over the last ten years, AURELIUS has grown from a local turnaround investor to an international multi-asset manager investing in a wide range of sectors and across the capital structure.

AURELIUS Equity Opportunities is the listed investment arm with a focus on turnaround and special situations as well as mid-market transactions.

The non-profit AURELIUS Refugee Initiative e.V. is an extensive program that provides aid for refugees and helps them pursue a path to a better life.

Investment focus

The following criteria define the investment focus of AURELIUS Growth Investments.

Selection Criteria

  Buy-Out Opportunity
Revenue EUR 5-100m EUR 10-50m
EBITDA EUR 1-10m

Temporarily negative

Geography Germany, Austria, Switzerland Pan-European

Target Companies

  • SMW succession solutions & wealth diversification
  • Organic Growth  + "Buy & Build" + Growth financing 
  • Group Spin-Offs & Carve-Outs
  • Increase in revenue and earnings through strategic and operational support 

Typical Investment Cases

Succession plan 

  • Securing the family’s succession through owner's buy-out" ("OBO") or taking over a company with existing management (management buy-outs / "MBO") or new management (management buy-in / "MBI").
  • Through our extensive network we have access to a large number of experienced managers who can provide additional support to the existing management if necessary.

Growth Financing / Buy & Build Strategies

  • Deployment of different financing options as a means to achieve growth targets, all whilst maintaining independence from external investors (e.g. via equity injections).

Spin-off / Carve-out

  • Acquisition of subsidiaries, business units of larger medium-sized companies or conglomerates. These spin-offs allow the management to fully develop and discover the potential of each company independently and free of internal group restrictions.
  • AURELIUS Growth Investments has extensive experience in the field of acquiring subsidiaries of well-known companies and for the transformation of these units into independent medium-sized companies (e.g. by setting up a stand-alone corporate structure while maintaining long-term delivery and service relationships with the former parent company).

Corporate Teamwork

Growth Support 

  • Organic Growth: management support in market potential analyses as well as the development and implementation of strategies for market entry.
  • Internationalisation: support for the internationalisation of the business, as well as market entry at the local level.
  • Acquisitions/add-ons: add-on acquisitions form an integral part of the growth strategy and are increasingly important for the horizontal and/or vertical expansion of the business model. As a strong financial partner we help enable an expedited consolidation of the local market through our initiatives.

 

Sparring partner for operations

  • Within the AURELIUS Group we have conducted a large number of transactions and developed portfolio companies in various industries, thus having direct access to operational experts in the fields of IT, organisation, finance, sales, HR, procurement and strategy. 
  • In the preparation and implementation of projects within the company we see ourselves not only as an investor, but also as entrepreneurially experienced, competent and as an independent sparring partner that comprehensively supports the management.

Benefits to Seller and Management

FLEXIBILITY, EXPERTISE AND ENGAGEMENT.

Shareholders

To entrepreneurs who wish to sell either a part or the entirety of their holdings in a company, we offer flexible and individually structured solutions and participation models in order to maintain the value of the company and offer support to enable growth over many years. 

Manager

In the context of a management buy-out or management buy-in we offer the existing management the opportunity to actively participate in the future success of the business.  Thus, we benefit from the management’s many years of experience and expertise in return for our networking prowess and our financial strength.

The Business

We offer our extensive experience as a solution in complex situations. We support the seller in the individual spin-off steps, allowing the management to concentrate their efforts on the day-to-day business. Throughout the transaction process we offer a high level of security, speed and professionalism.

AURELIUS GROUP‘S PREVIOUS TRANSACTIONS

Since 2005, the AURELIUS Group has acquired more than 80 Businesses...

...such as:

Logo Roundliner

Roundliner

Production of environmentally friendly packaging solutions focused on the segments of food, pharma, chemicals and cosmetics.

  • Acquired in June 2018
  • Succession plan
» www.roundliner.de
Logo Better Taste

Better Taste

Catering provider (meals for schools, day care centres, kindergartens etc. and catering for recurring events) as well as operator of canteen kitchens.

  • Acquired in March 2018
  • Acquired from Managing Director/Founder
» https://better-taste.de/
Logo Bolero

Bolero

Restaurant chain operator focused on Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine as well as cocktails.

  • Acquired in December 2017
  • Acquired from Gastro Consulting
» www.bolerobar.de
Logo AES Airplane-Equipment & Services

AES Airplane-Equipment & Services

Service provider for airplane manufacturers, airline interior decorators and major airlines.

  • Acquired in August 2016
  • Acquired from Managing Director/Founder
» www.aes-services.de

Contact

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Eric Blumenthal

Managing Partner

Telefon +49 89 544799-0
Telefax +49 89 544799-55

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Nico Vitense

Managing Partner

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Anger Palais
Unterer Anger 3 
80331 Munich / Germany

Imprint AURELIUS Growth Investments


AURELIUS Wachstumskapital SE & Co. KG

Büro München

Anger Palais
Unterer Anger 3 
80331 München 

Handelsregister

Sitz der Gesellschaft: Grünwald
Registergericht München, Handelsregister-Nr.: 105265

AURELIUS WK Management SE
persönlich haftende Gesellschafterin
Ludwig-Ganghofer-Straße 6
82031 Grünwald

Handelsregister
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Grünwald
Registergericht München, Reg. Nr. 22332

AURELIUS Growth Investments S.à r.l.

Andrzej Cebrat
Managing Partner

Registered office

2-4, rue du Chateau d'Eau
L-3364 Leudelange
Luxembourg

Registration: R.C.S. Luxembourg

Commercial Register B204284

VAT.-ID:

LU28763778