Heliad Equity Partners restructures management team in preparation for new growth phase ++ Bernd Sexauer appointed as new CEO ++ Finance department also boosted

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA / Key word(s): Change of Personnel
09.11.2010 08:03

Following its merger with TIG Themis Industries Group and having focused and strengthened its investment portfolio, Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0L1NN5) has now restructured its management. Bernd Sexauer, 48, a highly reputed private equity manager with around 20 years of experience in the sector has been appointed as the company's CEO.
Among other roles, Bernd Sexauer was previously a member of the management at Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) and Managing Director at DZ Equity Partner GmbH. In his career to date, he has invested more than EUR 350 million in around 50 private equity transactions and successfully implemented around 20 exits.

Heliad Equity Partners is convinced that, together with its new CEO, Heliad's experienced team will be able to exploit the recovery in the German private equity market, the strength of the German economy, and especially the German SME segment, as well as the company's strong financial resources to further expand its market position as one of Germany's leading SME investors.

The dedication shown by the previous management, namely Ralf Flore and Thomas Kunder, enabled Heliad Equity Partners to be successfully guided through the financial crisis. The Supervisory Board and the general partner extend their thanks to the retiring management team for their superb work in these challenging years.

The finance department at Heliad Equity Partners will in future be headed by Melanie Büsing as Financial Director. A qualified tax advisor and auditor, she worked in recent years as Senior Manager in the Auditing / Transaction Services department at MAZARS Hemmelrath.
++ About Heliad

Heliad is a group of companies that invests in high-growth German companies and offers them hands-on support in their further development. Heliad typically invests in companies that generate annual sales in excess of EUR 10mn and generally acquires majority shareholdings. Further information about the company can be found at www.heliad.com.

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
Bernd Sexauer
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               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 München, Berlin, Stuttgart
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