Heliad: Voluntary public exchange offer for the shareholders of TIG Themis Industries Group begins on 22 February 2010

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA / Mergers & Acquisitions
22.02.2010 08:28

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Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA (DE000A0L1NN5/ WKN A0L 1NN, 'Heliad') published an ad hoc notice on 1 December 2009 announcing its plans to merge with TIG Themis Industries Group GmbH & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0XYL04, 'TIG').

In the first phase of this process, Heliad increased its share capital by issuing new shares that were offered in exchange to selected TIG shareholders on a 1 to 1 basis under a private placement. 72.27% of TIG's share capital was tendered under the private placement, as announced in our corporate news of 18 December 2009.

The remaining TIG shareholders will also have the opportunity to tender their TIG shares to Heliad on a 1 to 1 basis under a voluntary public exchange offer. The prospectus required for this voluntary public exchange offer has been approved by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).

The remaining TIG shareholders will therefore be able to exchange their TIG shares for Heliad shares on a 1 to 1 basis starting on 22 February 2010. The exchange offer does not fall under the rules of the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act (WpÜG), since TIG shares are not traded on organised markets, and subsection § 1(1) WpÜG stipulates that WpÜG only applies to offers to acquire securities that are admitted to trading on an organised market.

The offer document provides detailed information on the exchange offer and the procedures followed, and is available free of charge from Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA, Grüneburgweg 18, D - 60322 Frankfurt am Main (order by telephone, fax or email, Telephone: + 49 (0) 69 - 71 91 59 65 - 0, Fax: +49 (0) 69 - 71 91 59 65 - 11 and Email: info@heliad.com). The offer document is also available on the Internet at http://www.heliad.com/angebot.

++ 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). Further information about the company can be found at www.heliad.com.

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
Christoph D. Kauter
Deputy CEO
Phone: +49 69 71 91 59 65 39
E-mail: investor-relations@heliad.com

22.02.2010 Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Media Release distributed by DGAP. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de

Language:     English
Company: 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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