Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co KGaA announces preliminary figures for 2008

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA / Preliminary Results
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Frankfurt am Main, 06 March 2009 - Heliad Equity Partners (ISIN: DE000A0L1NN5) today announced preliminary figures for fiscal year 2008. Proceeds from the sale of financial investments and securities were EUR 40.8 million (PY: EUR 8.9 million). EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortisation) remained virtually stable, at EUR 6.6 million (PY: EUR 8.5 million), owing to the successful second-quarter sale of just under 50% of the portfolio to funds administered by financial investor Greenpark Capital Ltd., England, and the relatively good operating performance of most of the portfolio companies.

As a result of stock market price drops in fiscal year 2008 - essentially due to the financial crisis - write-downs on exchange-listed holdings needed to be made in the amount of EUR 31 million, of which around EUR 10 million were made in the fourth quarter of 2008. Thus the EBIT realised is around EUR -24.4 million (PY: EUR 4.2 million) and the net loss for the year is around EUR -25.1 million, resulting in a loss per share of EUR -0.36.

As at the balance sheet date, Heliad's equity ratio was 69.8% (PY: 78%) and cash as at the balance sheet date were around EUR 24.9 million on the basis of the individual financial statements and EUR 35.8 million for the corporate group.

NAV as at 31 December 2008 was EUR 0.98. Compared with the share price of EUR 0.34 as at the valuation date, there is thus a 65% discount.
The results are unaudited. Audited financial statements are expected to be published on 26 March 2009.

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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

06.03.2009  Financial News transmitted by DGAP

Language:     English
Issuer: Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA               Grüneburgweg 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:         DE000A0L1NN5
WKN:          A0L1NN
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr               in Berlin, München, Stuttgart
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