Heliad to execute capital reduction by a 10 to 1 ratio on 20 February

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++ Heliad to execute capital reduction by a 10 to 1 ratio on 20 February ++ ISIN to be changed on 23 February 2009
++ Heliad will bear the conversion costs of up to EUR 5 per custodian    account

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE0006047293 / WKN: 604729) announced that the ordinary capital reduction by a 10 to 1 ratio, i.e. from EUR 70 million to EUR 7 million in share capital, will be executed after the market close on 20 February 2009. The measure was adopted by the extraordinary shareholders' meeting on 16 December 2008 and made effective by entry in the Commercial Register on 2 February 2009.
Heliad shareholders will then receive a new 'converted' no-par value share with a pro rata amount of the share capital of EUR 1.00 (ISIN DE000A0L1NN5) for every 10 no-par value shares with a pro rata amount of the share capital of EUR 1.00 per share (ISIN DE0006047293). The shares with the new ISIN, the reduced share capital and the new share price will be quoted at the start of trading on Monday, 23 February 2009. The measure will accordingly raise the share price by a factor of 10.
If the consolidation should result in fractions, the custodian banks will endeavour to arrive at an accepted pairing for these shares (ISIN DE000A0DRX78) as instructed by their customers. Heliad Equity Partners will bear the costs for the conversion of its shareholders' custodian accounts at an amount of up to EUR 5.00 per converted custodian account.
++ 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 and a focus on service providers ('asset-light' focus). With this investment focus and its buy-and-build strategy, Heliad is positioned in the attractive niche between venture capital and traditional buyouts. With around 4,000 employees, the twelve companies currently in Heliad's portfo-lio generate combined sales of more than EUR 650 million. Further information about the company can be found at www.heliad.com.

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
Thomas Kunder
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: +49 69 71 91 59 65 39
E-Mail: investor-relations@heliad.com

19.02.2009  Financial News transmitted by DGAP

Language:     English
Issuer: Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA               Gr├╝neburgweg 18
              60322 Frankfurt am Main
Phone:        +49 69 71 91 59 65 0
Fax:          +49 69 71 91 59 65 11
E-mail:       info@heliad.com
Internet:     www.heliad.com
ISIN:         DE0006047293
WKN:          604729
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr               in Berlin, M├╝nchen, Stuttgart
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