Heliad: Closing implemented on transaction with Greenpark

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++ Closing implemented on transaction with Greenpark ++ First tranche of purchase price (EUR 28.6 million) received by Heliad
In line with the contract concluded on 3 April 2008 with funds managed by the London based financial investor Greenpark Capital Ltd., London ('Greenpark'), the publicly listed investment company Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA ('Heliad') has successfully transferred the shares in its portfolio companies thereby sold virtually in full and ahead of schedule.

Heliad has accordingly received the agreed first tranche of the purchase price, amounting to EUR 28.6 million, from Greenpark. This corresponds to around 60% of the agreed transaction total. The remainder of the purchase price is expected to be paid off gradually in the coming 18 months.
Background: with the transaction signed on 3 April 2008, Heliad sold a share of almost 50% of its portfolio of companies. The sale will result in the realisation of a profit in a low double-digit million euro range at Heliad.

++ About Heliad

Heliad is a publicly listed investment company which invests in high-growth companies in German-speaking countries. Heliad relies in this respect on established, owner-managed business models with sales of between EUR 10 million and EUR 100 million. This investment focus means that Heliad is positioned in the attractive niche between venture capital and large-scale buyouts. With a total of around 4,000 employees, the 13 companies currently in Heliad’s portfolio generated combined sales of more than EUR 600 million.

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

21.05.2008  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
E-mail:       info@heliad.de
Internet:     www.heliad.de
ISIN:         DE0006047293
WKN:          604729
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr               in Berlin, München, Stuttgart
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