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AURELIUS Equity Opportunities: On the death of Steffen Schiefer
Munich, September 7, 2020 - It is with deep sorrow that AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN DE000A0JK2A8) announces the death of Steffen Schiefer, who passed away on September 4, 2020 following a serious illness. Steffen Schiefer is survived by his wife and two children.
Despite his serious illness, Mr. Schiefer worked for AURELIUS with full commitment until very recently as Chief Financial Officer and member of the management board of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA. He resigned from this position due to his progressing illness with effect from August 31, 2020.
After studying business administration at Frankfurt am Main's Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, Steffen Schiefer worked for the DAX-listed Metallgesellschaft AG in Frankfurt. In 1996, he joined ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG in Unterföhring near Munich, where he accompanied the IPO and was responsible for the development of the Group's accounting department. His last position there was Vice President Group Accounting and Chief Financial Officer of wetter.com AG, a subsidiary of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group.
Steffen Schiefer joined AURELIUS as Director Finance in mid-2008 and has been CFO of AURELIUS Group since mid-2012. As CFO, he was responsible for internal and external accounting as well as valuation, taxes, treasury and internal auditing.
"Steffen Schiefer helped shape AURELIUS Group for over a decade and has made an essential contribution to the success of our company. We mourn the loss of a friend, comrade-in-arms and colleague, and would like to express our deepest gratitude for Steffen's life's work on behalf of the employees of AURELIUS Group and its portfolio companies, our business partners and our shareholders. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time," said Dr Dirk Markus, CEO of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA.
"I have greatly appreciated working with Steffen Schiefer over all these years. His reliability, professional calmness, warmth and empathy made him a very pleasant conversation partner. Also on behalf of my colleagues on the Supervisory Board, I would like to express our deepest condolences to his family", said Dirk Roesing, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AURELIUS Management SE.
AURELIUS Group is a pan-European investment group with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, Madrid and Amsterdam. Since it was founded in 2006, AURELIUS has grown from a local turnaround investor to an international multi-asset manager.
AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0JK2A8, ticker symbol: AR4) is the listed entity within AURELIUS Group and focuses on investing in mid-market corporate carve-outs and platform build-ups in a broad range of industries. With a team of approximately 100 in-house operations experts, AURELIUS actively supports its portfolio companies in their long-term development. AURELIUS Equity Opportunities currently has 24 portfolio companies located across Europe which employ around 13,000 people and generate annual revenues of approx. EUR 3.0 billion. The shares of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities are traded on all German stock exchanges.
AURELIUS Group also operates in the areas of growth capital, real estate opportunities and debt. AURELIUS Growth Capital invests in leveraged buyouts usually in succession or corporate spin-off 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.
With its group charity AURELIUS Refugee Initiative e.V., AURELIUS provides comprehensive support for refugees on their way towards a better life.
To find out more, visit www.aureliusinvest.de.
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|Company:||AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA|
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