AURELIUS Growth Capital
is a holding company with a long-term investment strategy that invests in medium-sized companies with good market positioning.

About AURELIUS Growth Capital

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

Investment focus

The following criteria define the investment focus of AURELIUS Growth Capital

Selection Criteria

  Buy-Out Growth
Revenue EUR 5-50m EUR 10-35m
EBITDA Margin >10%

Temporary negative

Enterprise Value EUR 5-50m EUR 0-20m
Equity Value (Sweet Sot) EUR 10m EUR 5m
 
Geography Germany, Austria, Switzerland Pan-European

Target Companies

  • Medium-sized succession solutions
  • 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

  • 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 Capital 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 AKAD University

AKAD University

Pioneer in the rapidly growing ‘Distance Education’ market which shows a high level of synergy potential with the ‘Studienkreis’ Group

  • Revenue: circa € 13 Mio.
  • EBITDA Margin1: 18%
  • Acquired in April 2014
  • Acquired from: Franz Cornelsen Bildungsgruppe
  • Press Release
» https://www.akad.de/
Logo B + P

B + P

Local market-leading specialist in Berlin for erecting scaffolding, as well as providing services to construction sites and helping streamline construction logistics. 

  • Revenue: ca. € 18 Mio.
  • EBITDA-Margin: >20%
  • Acquired in August 2014
  • Acquired from: Managing Director / Founder
  • Press Release
» http://www.bplusp.de
Logo Stralfors

Stralfors

Provider of communications solutions for e-commerce customers and B2C companies

  • Revenue: circa € 33 Mio.
  • EBITDA Margin: positive
  • Acquired from: postnord
  • Acquired in July 2016
» http://www.stralfors.com/
Logo BSB Bau- und Spezialgerüstebau

BSB Bau- und Spezialgerüstebau

Leading scaffolding builder focusing on monument restoration and preservation. The strategic acquisition of BSB allows B+P to extend its product offering and geographical reach.

  • Revenue: circa  €11.1 Mio.
  • EBITDA Margin: >10%
  • Acquired in August 2016
  • Acquired from Managing Director/Founder
» http://bsb-geruestbau.info/
Logo AES Airplane-Equipment & Services

AES Airplane-Equipment & Services

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

  • Revenue: circa. € 13 Mio.
  • EBITDA Margin: positive
  • Acquired in August 2016
  • Acquired from Managing Director/Founder
» http://aes-services.de/

Contact

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Matthias L. Schneck

Managing Partner

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MATTHIAS L. SCHNECK

Managing Partner

+49 89 544799-0

Anger Palais
Unterer Anger 3 
80331 Munich / Germany

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AURELIUS Wachstumskapital SE & Co. KG

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Managing Partner

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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