Heliad Equity Partners exceeds notification threshold of 3% in its share buy-back programme

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA / Share Buyback

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++ Heliad Equity Partners exceeds notification threshold of 3% in its    share buy-back programme

++ So far, Heliad has repurchased 211,000 own shares
Heliad Equity Partners GmbH und Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0L1NN5/ WKN: A0L 1NN), a leading Private Equity investor with focus on buy-and-build-strategies in German 'Mittelstand', has repurchased 211,000 own shares, equalling the volume of 3.01% of the companys authorized capital. The transaction is part of a share buy-back programme, decided by the annual general meeting at the end of May, 2009. The decision has enabled Heliad to buy back up to 700,000 registered securities equalling 10% of Heliad's authorized capital. The duration of the programme ends at November 29, 2010.

The rebought shares can be used for any purpose authorized by annual general meeting, especially for later redemption, as cash for growth as well as for later disposal of the shares.

++ 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.

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

26.10.2009  Financial News transmitted by DGAP

Language:     English
Company: 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:         DE000A0L1NN5
WKN:          A0L1NN
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr               in Berlin, M├╝nchen, Stuttgart
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