Heliad with further optimization of its investment portfolio ++ Sale of three PE funds releases EUR 7 million sales proceeds ++ Cash and equivalents increases by 60 cents to EUR 3.45 per share ++ Proceeds will be used for additional acquisitions

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA / Miscellaneous
14.04.2010 14:15

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Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co KGaA (ISIN: DE00A0L1NN5) could succeed its strategy of a continuous optimization of its current investment portfolio. Accordingly, three additional PE funds could be disposed over the past weeks. Thus, Heliad reduces its open fund commitments by EUR 6.5 million. The sales proceeds in the amount of above EUR 7 million equals an increase of the current cash and equivalents accounts by 60 cents to EUR 3.45 per share and therefore covers the entire market capitalization in the amount of EUR 42 million. In the course of this sale, no write-offs had to take place. The sales proceeds will be used for selective direct acquisitions of additional portfolio companies.

'This disposal is a consistent ongoing process of the portfolio optimization to focus on direct investments in the German Mittelstand. As already started in 2008 the remaining funds will be continuously reviewed for an economical reasonable disposal. The currently increased cash and equivalents account to the amount of one time market cap opens up further room for additional portfolio company acquisitions which we will see in the upcoming quarters', says Christoph D. Kauter, Deputy CEO of Heliad Equity Partners.

++ About Heliad

Heliad is a listed investment company that invests in high-growth companies in German-speaking countries. Heliad relies on established, owner-managed business models in the service sector ('asset-light focus') with between EUR 10 and EUR 100 million in sales. Further information on the company is available 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

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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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