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Munich/Stockholm, October 1, 2021 - AURELIUS Equity Opportunities AB, a 100% subsidiary of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0JK2A8), has today successfully concluded the placing of a new tranche in an amount of EUR 45 million under its existing up to EUR 200 million Senior Unsecured Bonds due 2024 (ISIN: NO0010861487). The subsequent bond issue was oversubscribed and placed with institutional investors in Europe at a price of 98.50% of par. With the new tranche, the aggregate nominal amount of the bonds outstanding is EUR 120 million. The net proceeds from the issue are intended to be used for general corporate purposes, including but not limited to investments and acquisitions - this especially considering the broader investment focus.
"First of all, I would like to thank all investors for the trust in AURELIUS. The high level of demand for our tap issue confirms that we are on the right track with our strategy and enables us to keep pursuing our ambitious growth targets. Overall, 2021 has already been a very successful year for AURELIUS and our pipeline of potential deals is well filled, especially since we announced the broadening of our investment focus to larger transaction volumes.", said Richard Schulze-Muth, CFO of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA.
The maturity of the bonds is December 5, 2024, with an interest rate of three months EURIBOR (floor at 0 percent) plus a margin of 425 basis points. The bonds are guaranteed by AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA. The Terms and Conditions for the bonds remain unchanged and can be found on the company's website at https://aurelius-group.com/en/equity-opportunities/investor-relations-en/bond/. AURELIUS Equity Opportunities AB will apply for the new bonds to be admitted for trading on the Helsinki Stock Exchange maintained by Nasdaq Helsinki. The existing notes in the series are admitted to trading on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.
Pareto Securities acted as sole bookrunner in respect of the transaction.
This information is information that AURELIUS Equity Opportunities AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 5.15 pm CET on October 1, 2021.
This press release is neither a financial analysis nor advice or recommendation relating to financial instruments, nor an offer, solicitation or invitation to buy or sell securities of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA or AURELIUS Equity Opportunities AB and is not intended for publication or distribution in or within the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Japan or any other country in which such publication or distribution would be unlawful. This communication is addressed exclusively to persons who are lawfully entitled to receive this information. Specifically, it is not addressed to U.S. citizens or persons resident in the United States of America (USA), Australia, Canada or Japan.
AURELIUS Group is a pan-European investment group with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan and Luxembourg. Since its foundation in 2006, AURELIUS has grown from a local turnaround investor to an international multi-asset manager.
Key investment platforms are its AURELIUS European Opportunities IV fund as well as listed AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA ("AEO"; ISIN: DE000A0JK2A8), which acquire corporate carve-outs and companies with development potential in the mid-market (fund) and lower mid-market sector (AEO). The investment strategy's core element is operational support of its portfolio companies with a team of about 100 in-house operating taskforce experts.
AURELIUS Group also operates in the areas of growth capital, real estate opportunities and debt. AURELIUS Growth Investments invests in leveraged buyouts usually in succession situations. AURELIUS Real Estate Opportunities focuses on real estate investments, the value of which can be increased in the long-term by means of active management. AURELIUS Finance Company is an alternative direct lender, focused on providing flexible debt solutions to small and mid-market firms across Europe.
With its group charity AURELIUS Refugee Initiative e.V., AURELIUS provides comprehensive support for refugees on their way towards a better life.
To find out more, visit www.aurelius-group.com.
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