Preliminary results: Heliad generates earnings per share of 7 cent in 2007

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA / Preliminary Results
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++ Preliminary annual results: Heliad generates earnings per share of    7 cent in 2007 financial year

++ Intrinsic value (NAV) amounts to Euro 1.25 per share as of    31 January 2008

Based on preliminary figures, the publicly listed private equity company Heliad generated earnings per share of 7 cent in 2007. Annual earnings accordingly amounted to Euro 5.0 million.

At Euro 95.1 million, Heliad’s equity as reported in the balance sheet as of 31 December 2007 was clearly in excess of the company’s market capitalisation of Euro 72.1 million. As a result of the investments made in shareholdings in 2007, financial assets rose from Euro 55.2 million to Euro 86.2 million.

Heliad expects to publish its definitive annual results together with its Annual Report on 18 March 2008.

Heliad’s intrinsic value (NAV) amounted to Euro 1.25 per share as of 31 January 2008. This slight reduction on the NAV compared to the end of the 2007 financial year is attributable to the decline in the share prices of the company’s publicly listed shareholdings within the weak overall climate on the stock markets in January 2008.

The share price of Euro 0.69 as of 31 January 2008 means that the discount to the intrinsic value amounted to 45% at this date.
Notwithstanding the recent turbulence on the capital markets, Heliad’s management still expects to see a positive business performance at the company in the 2008 financial year.

++ About Heliad

Heliad is a publicly listed investment company that focuses on high-growth companies in German-speaking countries. Heliad invests in established, owner-run business models with sales of between Euro 10 and 100 million. With this strategy, Heliad has positioned itself in the attractive niche between venture capital and large-scale buyouts. With around 4,000 employees, the current total of 14 companies in Heliad’s portfolio generate combined sales of more than Euro 700 million.

Further information about the company can be found at

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
Alexander Mitsch
Chief Financial Officer
Tel.: +49 (0) 69 71 91 59 65 28

25.02.2008  Financial News transmitted by DGAP

Language:     English
Issuer: Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA               Grüneburgweg 18
              60322 Frankfurt am Main
Phone:        +49 (0)69 719 15 965 0
Fax:          +49(0)69 719 15 965 11
ISIN:         DE0006047293
WKN:          604729
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr               in Berlin, München, Stuttgart
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