Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA / Miscellaneous/Miscellaneous
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C-QUADRAT Investment AG, a listed portfolio company of Heliad Equity
Partners, which claims to be Austria’s largest investment company not tied
to any bank or insurance company active throughout Europe, is planning to
list its shares for official trading on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt
Stock Exchange. The company intends to move to the Entry Standard of the
Open Market before the end of this year. The move is expected to be
accompanied by a capital increase to finance further growth. The
transaction is being supported by Sal. Oppenheim (lead manager) and Bank
Austria/CA IB (co-lead manager).
C-QUADRAT intends to use the issue proceeds to further accelerate growth
and the expansion of its position on key markets and to capture new
markets. In addition to various Eastern European markets, particular
emphasis will be placed on achieving even deeper market penetration in
Germany. C-QUADRAT also aims to extend its range of investment products and
assets classes through a series of targeted acquisitions.
C-QUADRAT is an asset manager. The company’s corporate activities focus on
the management of the company’s own funds of funds and the design of
structured products. The company was founded in 1991 and has its own
investment company. Many C-QUADRAT funds have received renowned national
and international awards as a result of their outstanding performance. The
company has been active in asset management for institutional clients in
Germany for more than two years. Market entry has already been successfully
achieved in the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary during the course of
2006, and is currently being planned for other countries.
Sales activities are being stepped up in Germany, C-QUADRAT’s most
important market after Austria, where the company’s products are now
established as the underlying for the unit-linked life assurance products
of many major insurance companies. Sales agreements are also in place with
a number of renowned finance service companies, who provide comprehensive
cover of the German market. The company’s own sales force in Germany is
also constantly being expanded.
Including associates, C-QUADRAT reported a revenue-generating volume of EUR
3.2 billion as at 30 June 2006. Sales in the 2005 financial year totalled
almost EUR 31 million, while net income increased to EUR 3.0 million.
Revenues increased by 83 percent year-on-year to EUR 21 million in the
first half of 2006. The net income for the period quadrupled in the first
six months of the current year to EUR 2.8 million.
Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
Leiterin Marketing & Kommunikation
Tel.: +49(0)69 719 15 965 17
Fax: +49(0)69 719 15 965 17
Issuer: Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
60323 Frankfurt am Main Deutschland
Phone: +49 (0)69 719 15 965 0
Fax: +49(0)69 719 15 965 11
Listed: Geregelter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
in Berlin-Bremen, München, Stuttgart
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