First AURELIUS co-investment with Panasonic Consumer Energy

Photo: The logo of Aure­lius Group
10. June 2021

Munich / Osaka (Japan) — AURELIUS has announ­ced that it has successfully comple­ted the acqui­si­tion of all shares of the Euro­pean consu­mer battery busi­ness (“Pana­so­nic Consu­mer Energy”) from Pana­so­nic Europe B.V. (“Pana­so­nic Europe”). Through its Euro­pean distri­bu­tion center in Zellik, Belgium, Pana­so­nic Consu­mer Energy opera­tes two manu­fac­tu­ring sites in Belgium and Poland. At all loca­ti­ons, Pana­so­nic Consu­mer Energy now employs a total of appro­xi­m­ately 900 people and gene­ra­ted total sales of appro­xi­m­ately EUR 230 million in fiscal 2019. The tran­sac­tion is the first under the newly laun­ched co-inves­t­­ment program of AURELIUS: The exch­ange-traded AURELIUS Equity Oppor­tu­ni­ties SE & Co. KGaA will hold a 30 percent stake in the company.

Pana­so­nic Consu­mer Energy is one of the leading manu­fac­tu­r­ers of consu­mer batte­ries in Europe.

Pana­so­nic Consu­mer Energy is one of the leading manu­fac­tu­r­ers of consu­mer batte­ries in Europe and has a long history of high-quality produc­tion and distri­bu­tion in the Euro­pean market dating back to 1970. The company’s main products include alka­line and zinc-carbon batte­ries, as well as rech­ar­geable Ni-MH batte­ries and specialty batteries.


AURELIUS Group is a pan-Euro­­pean invest­ment group with offices in Munich, London, Stock­holm, Madrid, Amster­dam and Luxem­bourg. Since its foun­da­tion in 2006, AURELIUS has grown from a local turn­around inves­tor to an inter­na­tio­nal multi-asset manager.

Key invest­ment plat­forms are its AURELIUS Euro­pean Oppor­tu­ni­ties IV fund as well as listed AURELIUS Equity Oppor­tu­ni­ties SE & Co. KGaA (“AEO”; ISIN: DE000A0JK2A8), which acquire corpo­rate carve-outs and compa­nies with deve­lo­p­ment poten­tial in the mid-market (fund) and lower mid-market sector (AEO). The invest­ment strategy’s core element is opera­tio­nal support of its port­fo­lio compa­nies with a team of about 100 in-house opera­ting taskforce experts.

AURELIUS Group also opera­tes in the areas of growth capi­tal, real estate oppor­tu­ni­ties and debt. AURELIUS Growth Invest­ments invests in lever­a­ged buyouts usually in succes­sion situa­tions. AURELIUS Real Estate Oppor­tu­ni­ties focu­ses on real estate invest­ments, the value of which can be increased in the long-term by means of active manage­ment. AURELIUS Finance Company is an alter­na­tive direct lender, focu­sed on provi­ding flexi­ble debt solu­ti­ons to small and mid-market firms across Europe.

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