Heliad boosts capital market presence with UniCredit as a further designated sponsor

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The commitment on the part of UniCredit Markets & Investment Banking (Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG) to act as a second designated sponsor – alongside the small-cap specialist Close Brothers Seydler – is enhancing the capital market presence of Heliad, which is listed on the Prime Standard of Deutsche Börse. From 1 July 2007 onwards, both designated sponsors will be making offers to sell and buy in XETRA trading, thereby ensuring good tradability of Heliad shares, resulting in a lower spread and lower transaction costs. As a result, this will further boost the high liquidity level of trading in Heliad shares.
In addition, these brokerage houses will aid the company with their networks on the capital market, particularly among investor contacts.
Ralf Flore, CEO, sees the conclusion of the agreement with Unicredit as a designated sponsor as a positive signal to the capital market: 'Given the current high liquidity levels of its shares, Heliad can also be easily traded by institutional investors, making it generally suitable as an investment. In future, UniCredit’s good contacts on the capital market will result in greater awareness of Heliad as one of Germany’s largest listed investment companies.'

About Heliad

Heliad Equity Partners (securities code number: 604 729) is an investment company that focuses on companies in predominantly German-speaking countries. It invests in companies that are undergoing a strong growth phase or that are in a special situation. Its goal is to generate an above-average risk/return ratio for its shareholders. With Heliad Equity Partners, investors therefore participate strongly in the growth prospects of traditional German SMEs as well as rising German technology companies.

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA

Alexander Mitsch
Chief Financial Officer
Tel.: +49 (0) 69 71 91 59 65 28
E-Mail: alexander.mitsch@heliad.de

DGAP 28.06.2007 

Language:     English
Issuer: Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA               Grüneburgweg 18
              60322 Frankfurt am Main Deutschland
Phone:        +49 (0)69 719 15 965 0
Fax:          +49(0)69 719 15 965 11
E-mail:       info@heliad.de
Internet:     www.heliad.de
ISIN:         DE0006047293
WKN:          604729
Listed: Geregelter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin-Bremen, München, Stuttgart  
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