Heliad portfolio company receives prize for small and medium-sized companies ++ RT Reprotechnik lauded for model commitment

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++ Heliad portfolio company receives prize for small and medium-sized    companies
++ RT Reprotechnik lauded for model commitment to employees, customers, and region as well as for its innovative services ++ RT Reprotechnik continues on a profitable path to growth
RT Reprotechnik.de GmbH, 87.5%-owned by Heliad-advised funds, has been awarded the Oskar Patzeit Foundation's 'Grand Prize for Small and Medium-Sized Companies' [Großer Preis des Mittelstandes]. The Leipzig company was given the award for its model commitment to employees, customers and region.

RT Reprotechnik's innovative services were also singled out by the awarding of the prize. Over the past few years, with new product offerings centring on 3D printing, the company has for the first time made the process available to the public at large.

A total of 3,000 small and medium-sized companies throughout Germany were nominated. Representing the German state of Saxony, RT Reprotechnik was able to distinguish itself, along with eight other companies, from among 350 nominees.

In 1999, RT Reprotechnik was taken over by current management as part of a management buyout out of an ongoing insolvency process. The company, specialising in reproductions of all kinds, has grown clearly and consistently in both sales and profits since 2000. Since Heliad's entry in 2007, this has been supported, in particular, through a consolidation strategy of acquiring smaller competitors. Most recently, for example, RT Reprotechnik strengthened its specialty printing area by acquiring the printing company Druckwerk-stätten Dieter Hoffmann GmbH in the first quarter of 2009. Also since Heliad's entry, the company has managed to extend and expand framework agreements with large customers like Hochtief.
Today, RT Reprotechnik is among the industry's top 3 companies in Germany. The company operates 35 branch offices in Germany. It also has three branch offices in Austria, and in 2009 it opened a branch office in Russia.
++ 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 4,900 employees, the 13 companies currently in Heliad's portfolio generate combined sales of more than EUR 650 million. Further information about the company can be found at www.heliad.com.

++ About RT Reprotechnik

RT Reprotechnik.de GmbH is a leading provider on the highly fragmented German market for reprographic services, an umbrella concept designating all processes for the durable reproduction of originals. From traditional large-format copying to colour laser copying and CAD (Computer Aided Design) services, customers can be taken care of individually with the latest technology and by well-trained employees. With a network of branch offices throughout Germany and through the takeover of a leading Austrian provider, the company has at its disposal one of the largest and most efficient logistics networks on the German-speaking market, which it utilises to provide services to well-known customers, particularly in the construction industry and the industrial sector.

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

11.09.2009  Financial News transmitted by DGAP

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