Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA: Two successful IPOs from the Heliad Portfolio: Primag AG & Human Optics AG

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The shares of the Primag AG, Düsseldorf, a portfolio company of Heliad Equity Partners, were offered for the first time on Monday, 10.07.2006, in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The CloseBrothers Seydler AG acted as Lead Manager. The first price was 5,00 Euros, thus corresponding with the issue price. Primag AG is an exclusive real estate business company specializing in representative objects in selected residential areas in Düsseldorf. Historic old buildings are preferably acquired which are then subjected to high-class renovation and offered to self users and investors.

Today Human Optics AG, Erlangen, under the management of the VEM Aktienbank AG celebrates its introduction to the stock market in the Entry Standard. The innovative company is active in the sector of eye implantation surgery. The specifically developed, produced and sold products generally serve as a substitute for the natural lens and are implanted into the human eye. Fields of application are all cataract illnesses and refractive surgery.

Heliad Equity Partners once again accomplished two successful Exits despite the difficult current environment. By this accomplishment, Heliad has already topped its stated targets from the beginning of the year and the last capital increase. By the end of 2006, at least two more companies from the portfolio are to go public.

About Heliad
Heliad Equity Partners (WKN: 604 729) is an associated company concentrating on companies mainly in the German-speaking area. Investments are made in companies that are in a strong expansion period or a special situation. The aim is to produce a good over-average risk/return ratio for the shareholders. The investor thus intensively participates with Heliad in the expansion opportunities not only of the traditional German middle class but also of aspiring German technological companies.

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA 
Christiane Neblung
Leiterin Marketing & Kommunikation
Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße 31
60323 Frankfurt

Tel.: +49(0)69 713 75 88 17
Fax: +49(0)69 713 75 88 89
E-Mail: christiane.neblung@vch-group.de

DGAP 11.07.2006 

Language:     English
Issuer: Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA               Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße 31
              60323 Frankfurt am Main Deutschland
Phone:        +49 (0)69 713 75 88 80
Fax:          +49(0)69 713 75 88 11
E-mail:       christiane.neblung@sigma-capital.de
WWW:          www.heliad.de
ISIN:         DE0006047293
WKN:          604729
Listed: Geregelter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin-Bremen, München, Stuttgart  
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