Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA: Successful start on the Stock Exchange for ItN Nanovation AG; Successful weekly balance sheet of Heliad Equity Partners

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ItN Nanovation AG, in which Heliad Equity Partners participates with 4.2% after the capital increase within the scope of the IPOs, has today successfully gone public in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The first price was 25,- euros, thus being 25% higher then the issue price.

During the public offer, a total of 1,380,442 share were placed at a fixed price of 20,- euros including Greenshoe. Issuing was over-subscribed several times due to extremely high interest from private investors and also from German and international institutional investors. The placed shares correspond to approx. 25% of the capital stock.
The Company therefore has a gross capital inflow of 27.6 million euros. The proceeds of issuing are intended to strengthen the financial power of the Company and support further growth. The transaction was accompanied by the HypoVereinsbank and the Commerzbank as Co-Lead-Managers as well as the biw bank AG as the selling agent, this bank belonging to the Angermayer, Brumm & Lange Group of Companies.

Also this week, the Heliad portfolio company Magnat Real Estate Opportunities was able to celebrate its introduction to the Stock Market. Despite the difficult market environment this was therefore the most successful week in Heliad’s history with regard to IPO activities and the detection of hidden reserves. Altogether, 7 portfolio companies have gone public in 2006 until now. This means that by the middle of the year the planned expectations were already clearly exceeded.
Andreas Lange, Managing Director of Heliad, is therefore more than satisfied with this week and also with this year’s business progress up to now: “The successful public offer of ItN Nanovation and Magnat, even in difficult market conditions, confirms our investment strategy of backing companies that have strong positions in their respective market niche. As a value-add investor, Heliad, due to its capital market expertise has been able to substantially contribute to the success of the IPOs for both companies”

On Heliad
Heliad Equity Partners (Sec. No.: 604 729) is a private equity firm 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)69 719 15 965 17
Fax: +49(0)69 719 15 965 17
E-Mail: christiane.neblung@sigma-capital.de

DGAP 28.07.2006 

Language:     English
Issuer: Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA               Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße 31
              60323 Frankfurt am Main Deutschland
Phone:        +49 (0)69 719 15 965 0
Fax:          +49(0)69 719 15 965 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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