Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA / Quarter Results
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++ Financial report published for first quarter of 2008
++ As expected, earnings negative due to developments on capital markets
++ At Euro 1.21 per share, intrinsic value (NAV) substantially higher than
share price at 30 April
The publicly listed investment company Heliad concluded the first three
months of 2008 (31 March) with negative earnings of Euro 8.3 million. This
is equivalent to the decline in the company’s intrinsic value (NAV) in the
first quarter already announced in April. This earnings performance was due
to the weakness of the capital markets, which led the share prices of the
publicly listed shareholdings to decline and resulted in corresponding
At Euro 85.6 million, the equity as reported in the balance sheet was
significantly higher than the company’s market capitalisation at the
reporting date (Euro 51.1 million).
One factor positively affecting earnings in the first quarter was the sale
of the shareholding in blau Mobilfunk GmbH, on which Heliad was able to
increase the capital committed by a factor of more than 2½ over an
investment period of just 21 months.
The sale of almost 50% of the investment portfolio to funds managed by the
British financial investor Greenpark Capital at a premium to NAV will only
benefit the company’s value in the second quarter, as the agreement was
concluded on 3 April and thus after the reporting date. Based on the final
closing implemented on 9 May, this transaction amounts to Euro 45.4 million
in total. The parties agreed to include one shareholding fewer in the sale
than originally planned.
In parallel with the final closing of the Greenpark transaction, Heliad
received the contractually agreed first tranche of the purchase price,
amounting to Euro 28.6 million. The remainder is expected to be paid in
gradual instalments over the next 18 months.
Following this profitable transaction, Heliad will on the one hand retain a
prorated shareholding in the current attractive portfolio companies and
will thus continue to participate in their further performance. On the
other hand, following the receipt of the first tranche of the purchase
price already and the repayment of the acquisition line drawn on in the
previous months, Heliad is now free of bank debt and also has sufficient
additional free liquidity at its disposal.
At Euro 1.21 per share, Heliad’s NAV as of 30 April 2008 was significantly
higher than the share price of Euro 0.89. The share price therefore
includes a discount of 26% on the intrinsic value. Compared to the share
price at Euro 0.77 Euro as of 30 May 2008, the discount even amounts to
The complete quarterly report can be downloaded from the internet at:
++ 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 650 million.
Further information about the company can be found at
Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
Chief Financial Officer
Tel.: +49 (0) 69 71 91 59 65 28
03.06.2008 Financial News transmitted by DGAP
Issuer: Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 (0)69 719 15 965 0
Fax: +49(0)69 719 15 965 11
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
in Berlin, München, Stuttgart
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