AURELIUS UK News

AURELIUS UK News

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

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

  • Acquisition of the UK’s number one 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 

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

11.04.2019  // Corporate carve-outs increasing in prominence across Europe, driven by pressure from activist investors

Corporate divestment activity of European assets is projected to increase for the fourth year running, according the findings of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities’ (“AURELIUS”) annual corporate carve-out survey, with shareholder activism expected to contribute to the rise in activity.