AURELIUS UK News

AURELIUS UK News

01.08.2022  // AURELIUS acquires Footasylum from JD Sports

  • British brand renowned for omnichannel retailing of fashion streetwear and sportswear 
  • Good trading performance with expected revenues of more than EUR 340m in 2022
  • Significant growth potential to be realised by enhancing digital transformation and strengthening own brands

18.02.2022  // AURELIUS acquires Ceramic Tile Distributors, a leading supplier of high-quality tiles

  • AURELIUS acquires Ceramic Tile Distributors (CTD) from Saint-Gobain
  • CTD generated revenues of approximately EUR 120 million in 2021
  • Strong potential to leverage CTD’s UK market-leading position, whilst targeting both organic growth and add-on acquisitions

19.01.2022  // AURELIUS strengthens UK team with new hires and promotions

  • Euan Phillips joins as Investment Manager and Ewan Mackenzie Smith joins as Investment Associate within the private equity investment team of AURELIUS UK
  • Charles Suckling and Tom Haig join as Associates within the alternative lending business of AURELIUS UK
  • Peter Wood promoted to Managing Director
  • Andrew Roth and Philip Stoner promoted to Principal
  • Appointments follow an active and successful 2021

22.12.2021  // AURELIUS December Newsletter

We are pleased to share our December newsletter, updating you on the latest news from AURELIUS. 2021 has not been without its challenges, however, we are pleased to say AURELIUS recorded another successful year. This includes 10 platform investments including 7 carve-out transactions, 13 add-on acquisitions, 4 completed exits and the closing of a new €540 million mid-market private equity fund. We were also pleased to have expanded our European presence with the opening of a new office in Milan.

01.11.2021  // In its biggest deal in history, AURELIUS acquires McKesson UK

  • AURELIUS agrees to acquire McKesson UK, the UK’s leading fully integrated healthcare provider, across retail, wholesale, homecare and digital platforms for an enterprise value of GBP 477m
  • Represents the largest transaction undertaken by AURELIUS since being established in 2005 and only a few months since the launch of the AURELIUS European Opportunities Fund IV
  • McKesson UK is focused on playing a key role in the UK healthcare market including in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • AURELIUS is committed to supporting McKesson UK with the delivery of its growth initiatives and its next stage of development
  • Co-investment structure together with AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA is already paying off
  • Further enhances AURELIUS’ renowned track record in the industry as carve-out specialist and trusted acquirer

04.10.2021  // Rebranding Campaign

GKN Wheels has announced a new company name and branding identity—moveero

27.04.2021  // Expansion of AURELIUS UK Team

  • Simon Jobson joins as Principal, bringing nearly 20 years of specialist investment and corporate finance expertise, and Shivani Sheth joins as Investment Associate
  • Announcement follows AURELIUS successfully closing a new mid-market private equity fund; EUR 500 million of firepower for UK and European deals
  • Ongoing expansion of AURELIUS, increasing total UK investment team to a dozen, enhances its ability to execute a growing pipeline of new deals

19.04.2021  // AURELIUS successfully closes new mid-market private equity fund; EUR 500 million of firepower for European deals

  • Four months after launching AURELIUS’ new fund investment management business line, AURELIUS European Opportunities IV has closed at its target. Coupled with a co-investment program from its listed vehicle, AURELIUS Equity Opportunities, aggregate total commitments of EUR 500 million were secured;
  • The Fund’s first and final close for institutional investors followed an entirely virtual fundraising process that attracted commitments from a diverse group of prestigious institutional US and European investors;
  • The Fund will continue AURELIUS’ proven strategy of investing in corporate carve-outs and operational transformation investments in Europe.

01.04.2021  // AURELIUS acquires SSE Contracting

  • AURELIUS acquires SSE Contracting Limited, a leading multi-disciplinary mechanical and electrical contracting business, from SSE Plc, in its latest complex carve-out transaction
  • As a standalone business SSE Contracting is one of the UK and Ireland’s biggest contracting businesses, providing mechanical, electrical, rail, street lighting and high voltage services
  • AURELIUS operational experts and SSE management will work to ensure minimal disruption for all SSE Contracting employees, its customers, suppliers and industry partners

01.04.2021  // AURELIUS acquires AutoRestore Limited from Belron International

  • Acquisition of the UK’s leading provider of mobile accident body repair services, AutoRestore marks another significant corporate carve-out opportunity for AURELIUS
  • AutoRestore will complement Rivus Fleet Solutions, the leading UK provider of light commercial vehicle management to blue chip companies nationwide
  • AutoRestore is AURELIUS’ fourth corporate carve-out announced in the last month, underscoring its leadership in the execution of corporate divestment processes and operationally supporting portfolio companies’ buy-and-build strategies

22.02.2021  // COVID-19 to Accelerate Non-Core Corporate Divestments of European Assets in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic will accelerate UK and European corporates’ plans to divest non-core businesses, increasing corporate carve-out activity across the continent in 2021, according to the findings of the AURELIUS Equity Opportunities European Corporate Carve-Out Survey. 

18.12.2020  // AURELIUS Newsletter December

Dear Business Partners

05.11.2020  // AURELIUS acquires Pullman Fleet Services from Wincanton plc

  • Acquisition of market-leading commercial fleet management business, servicing blue chip customers across the UK
  • As a standalone business, Pullman will focus on growth and expanding its offering into related services including accident management and vehicle leasing
  • AURELIUS will work with Pullman to develop further commercial and growth opportunities through potential collaboration with AURELIUS-owned Rivus Fleet Solutions 
  • Pullman is AURELIUS’ second carve-out announced in two weeks, underscoring its expertise in complex carve-outs, and marking another successful acquisition of a unique asset in fleet services

18.05.2020  // Ability to Execute Complex Transactions Crucial for Acquirers of Carve-Out Assets in 2020

Ability to Execute Complex Transactions Crucial for Acquirers of Carve-Out Assets in 2020