Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA: Positive operative development at number of Heliad portfolio companies

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+++ MAGNAT Real Estate Opportunities successfully concludes placement of capital increase
MAGNAT Real Estate Opportunities GmbH & Co. KGaA has fully placed 9.2 million new shares with existing shareholders and new, selected institutional investors. Thus, MAGNAT now has new share capital of €32.2 million, divided into 32.2 million shares. With an issue price of €2.00 per share, MAGNAT has generated gross proceeds on the issue of around €18.4 million. The company is planning to invest the issue proceeds in new real estate and real estate projects. There are a large number of investment opportunities currently in an advanced stage of examination or already being implemented. Geographically, these investments focus on Russia, the Ukraine and Turkey; selective and opportunistic investments in Germany are leveraged to round off the portfolio. In total, together with other financing rounds to date, MAGNAT has received more than €40 million in 2006. Including debt capital, the company therefore has funds at its disposal for an investment volume of around €100 million. Heliad's management team believes that this successful and substantial capital increase in a market environment where other real estate IPOs are being cancelled or postponed demonstrates the high quality and market reputation of MAGNAT.

+++ blau.de declared test winner by Stiftung Warentest The discount mobile telecoms provider blau.de has been declared the test winner by Stiftung Warentest, Germany's leading consumer protection organisation. In particular, infrequent callers can benefit most from choosing blau.de, as they do not need to sign a contract or pay monthly minimum charge, and the SIM card can be simply ordered on the Internet or bought from a sales partner. In June of this year, Heliad acquired an interest in blau.de of around €3 million. The first thing that makes blau.de so impressive is the experienced team that has already set up, developed and sold handy.de to Bertelsmann. Secondly, its simple pricing and ordering system is a hit with customers. The success of blau.de can be seen by the strong and constant rise in the number of customers.
+++ Realtime Technologies is one of Bayern's Best 50 companies The Munich software company Realtime Technologies (RTT) has been voted as one of Bayern's Best 50 – the fifty fastest-growing companies in Bavaria. RTT has developed a unique software that allows users to visualise CAD data. Using this software, automobile manufacturers, for example, can produce virtual prototypes or adverts for models that have not even been built yet. RTT's customers currently include almost every automobile group, and the company is now expanding into other sectors as well as into the US and towards Asia. In recent years, sales have steadily increased by around 50% per year, and the number of employees has risen from just under 100 to now more than 150. Heliad first invested in RTT shortly before it went public in November 2005, and has since been steadily increasing its shareholding.

About Heliad
Heliad Equity Partners (securities code number: 604 729) is an investment company that focuses on companies in predominantly German-speaking countries. It invests in companies that are undergoing a strong growth phase or that are in a special situation. Its goal is to generate an above-average risk/return ratio for its shareholders. With Heliad, investors therefore participate strongly in the growth prospects of traditional German SMEs as well as rising German technology companies.

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA 
Christiane Kriesche
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.kriesche@sigma-capital.de

DGAP 17.10.2006 

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.kriesche@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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