Acquisition of Valora Trade by Aurelius Group successfully concluded

We are pleased to announce that the acquisition of Valora Trade by Aurelius Group has been concluded successfully as of 1 January 2016. The acquisition includes entire Valora Trade, a total of 9 operational companies. All companies will continue to diligently carry out their responsibilities under the new ownership with their existing strong portfolio of brands.

Aurelius Group is a German conglomerate with a long-term investment horizon and offices in Munich, London, Madrid and Stockholm. With a portfolio of 25 companies and a workforce of around 13’000, Aurelius generates a turnover of over 2 Billion Euros. The various companies are managed entirely independently of each other and thus do not form part of a restrictive group structure; in some cases, they have been in the Aurelius portfolio from the time it was established in 2006. In line with this, sustainability forms one of Aurelius’ key strategic principles. As a result of its broad diversification, Aurelius enjoys solid financing and is determined to continue pursuing the growth strategy of Valora Trade.

Valora Trade will in the near future change its corporate brand and fully move away from the Valora group structures. We do not expect any operational impact from these changes. We are confident that Aurelius represents an attractive new owner for Valora Trade and that the company will be able to grow and further develop under Aurelius’ ownership. Our operational endeavors will be focused on continuously strengthening market expertise in the realms of key account and category management, on promoting the skills of our sales force and on seeing that our supply chain meets the most stringent demands of our markets. Top priority will be given to further improving our service value towards our customers and partners, as well as ensuring joint success with our brand owners in the marketplace.

We are excited to share our new name, logo and look with you soon!


AURELIUS is one of the leading European investment groups. From its offices in Munich, London, Stockholm and Madrid, AURELIUS acquires participations with development potential. Once under the AURELIUS umbrella, the acquisitions are given a long-term strategic orientation in order for them to fully develop their potential.

Currently, the AURELIUS Group consists of 25 subsidiaries with locations in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.A. These include numerous traditional consumer brands, services businesses and a number of industrial enterprises. Companies are acquired based on strict investment criteria without focusing on any particular industry. Shares of AURELIUS SE & Co. KGaA are listed in the m:access segment of the Munich Stock Exchange and are traded on all German stock markets under ISIN DE000A0JK2A8.

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