Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft gains new anchor investor / Off-market transaction advised by ODDO SEYDLER BANK AG

Haselünne, 26 April 2016 - Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft (ISIN: DE0005201602), which is traded in the regulated market (General Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, has a new anchor investor. The Dutch investor Monolith Investment Management acquired 10.4% of the shares in the parent company of the Berentzen Group from the investment company AURELIUS. "We are delighted to have Monolith on board as a new anchor investor who has a long-term strategic interest in our company. This is also demonstrated by the fact that Monolith wants to be involved in the Berentzen Group's corporate bodies," said Frank Schübel, CEO of Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft.

Gert Purkert, member of the AURELIUS Executive Board, also highlights the long-term aspect: "We granted Monolith's request to acquire a part of our share package because we were convinced that we would thus be putting the business in hands that desire stability." Monolith founder and Chairman Daan van Vlaardingen corroborates this impression: "The Berentzen Group is an excellent fit with our portfolio, which always invests in just a few companies, but with a significant stake - we thus increase the intensity of our involvement."

After the off-market transaction, which was advised by ODDO SEYDLER BANK AG, the AURELIUS Group still holds around 18.8% of the shares in the parent company of the Berentzen Group.