Ideal Shopping Direct
Ideal Shopping Direct is a leading demonstration based live television and omni-channel retailer. The company sources, designs and sells products through its two core brands and dedicated channels, Ideal World and Create & Craft. With over 600,000 customers, Ideal World specialises in lifestyle products including home, leisure and fashion whilst Create and Craft is focused on the UK crafting market and is supported by an in-house product development team. Ideal Shopping Direct has over 800 employees and is based in Peterborough where is has dedicated facilities for show production and transmission.
Bertram Group, originally founded in 1968, is a leading UK multi-channel books wholesaler, selling printed books to retailers, academic libraries and consumers worldwide as well as digital books to academic libraries. With operations across the UK, the Netherlands, and France it is comprised of six distinct brands: Bertram Books, Wordery, Dawson Books, Erasmus, Houtschild and Bertram Library Services. With a strong competitive position across the UK and Europe, Bertram Group distributes 20 million books each year to over 100 different countries.
Wex Photo Video
Wex Photo Video, established in 1997, is the UK’s leading online photo retailer, focused on meeting the needs of enthusiast and pro photographers and videographers with over 17,000 products. The Wexphotovideo.com website is complemented by a highly knowledgeable customer contact team, its Norwich showroom, and extensive online content. In September 2015, Wex Photographic acquired Fixation, the country's leading repair workshop, also offering equipment rental, advice and sales from its base in Kennington, London. In 2017, Wex merged with Calumet’s UK business to offer a true omni-channel experience across its website, shops and Norwich-based contact centre.
Office Depot operates in the UK and thirteen countries across Europe through its two main brands: Office Depot and Viking. Office Depot serves workplace needs through a wide range of office supplies, technology products, business machines, printing supplies, facilities products and furniture. Office Depot has had a presence in the UK since 1991 and from its Leicester head office service customers throughout the country.
CalaChem Fine Chemicals is a leading producer of fine chemicals for renowned clients in the agrochemical, pharmaceutical and speciality chemical sectors. The company offers a range of services including manufacture, development and large-scale production. It also provides a range of services to other companies adjacent to its site in Grangemouth, Scotland. Before being acquired by Aurelius, CalaChem was a subsidiary of the 3i-backed Finnish KemFine Group
Transform / The Hospital Group
Transform is the UK’s leading provider of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. The company, which has belonged to the AURELIUS Group since the end of June 2015, comprises 25 clinics in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, as well as three dedicated cosmetic procedures hospitals in Manchester, Birmingham, and London. The business was enlarged by the acquisition of The Hospital Group in 2016
Founded in 2000, Working Links is a leading provider of specialist services, in the UK and internationally, to help those in society with complex needs to progress from social exclusion to social inclusion. As a prime contractor delivering key government programmes, such as the UK’s flagship Work Programme and Transforming Rehabilitation schemes, they work alongside key public sector funders including the Department for Work and Pensions and Ministry of Justice to deliver frontline public services in areas such as rehabilitation and employability.
Calumet is a multi-channel retailer of branded and own-label photography equipment and services with locations across Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Calumet’s expanding online business and pan-European network of specialist stores offer a premium purchasing experience across all channels to a diverse customer base of photography enthusiasts, professionals, and companies.
SOLIDUS is a major European producer of solid board and graphic board with production facilities in the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK. The company operates two graphic board mills, an integrated solid board operation consisting of two mills and four converting sites. Solid Board is predominantly utilised in the food and beverage sector, due to its water resistant properties. Graphic Board is traditionally used in hard back book covers, jigsaw puzzles and luxury packaging. Solidus has also been grown via acquisitions in Northern Europe (2016) and Southern Europe (2018) which have further grown its solid board capabilities and brought core board manufacture into the group.
Sealine International is a leading motor boat builder acquired in September 2013 by Aurelius Group, as a bolt-on to HanseYachts. During its 40 year history, Sealine has developed a reputation for 35 - 60 ft motor yachts which feature ground-breaking, cutting-edge designs. Following acquisition, production of the Sealine range has been moved to one of the most state-of-the-art yacht yards in the world, located at Greifswald, Germany
Briar is a provider of crop protection and specialty industrial chemicals and Aurelius’ third major acquisition in the chemicals industry. An Aurelius investment since September 2012, the Norwich-based business was acquired from Bayer CropScience. Our strategy since investment has been to focus on extending Briar’s product portfolio and expanding contract production for third-party customers, as well as maximising the marketing expertise of existing Aurelius affiliates in the specialty chemicals sector