Auden AG: Portfolio focus tightened; major investor takes position in OptioPay

Berlin – 30. May 2017

  • Intensified focus on OptioPay, among Auden’s most powerful portfolio value drivers
  • NN Group, a leading insurance and asset management company, announces investment position in OptioPay
  • Exit from portfolio holding in ViaLight
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Auden AG: Letter to our Shareholders

Berlin – 2. May 2017

Dear Shareholders of Auden AG,

The past weeks have been turbulent and marked by a number of events which have significantly depressed our share price. This being the case, we would like to take this opportunity to provide you with current information on business developments within Auden AG and its portfolio companies, as well as to make a clear statement of our position as to several recent market rumours and comments.

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Auden AG announces financial outlook for full-year 2017

Berlin – 4. April 2017

Auden AG, which will shortly announce its preliminary full-year results for 2016, has been able to completely cover its consolidated deficit of EUR 2.7 million during the first half of 2016 through earnings in the second half. The company’s senior management thus expects to report positive consolidated net income for the full-year period.

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Auden AG names new supervisory board chair

Berlin – 24. March 2017

Following twelve eventful and fast-moving months in which Auden AG has established itself as a successful investment company and constructed a high-growth venture portfolio, Dr. Malte Diesselhorst is stepping down from the company’s supervisory board. As a capital markets legal expert and state chair of the Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz (DSW), Germany’s shareholder protection association, he has contributed substantially to the company’s transformation, particularly where these have involved its requirements as a publicly listed company.

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Auden AG raises shareholding in portfolio company Fanmiles to 11.7 per cent through pre-series A financing round

Berlin – 1. March 2017

  • Auden AG and Philipp Lahm Holding further expand roles as key investors
  • Fanmiles launches open developer programme for universal “loyalty currency”
  • Vision to become world’s leading currency for loyalty programmes and solutions
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Auden AG announces 10.2% shareholding in Curated Shopping Group (MODOMOTO)

Berlin – 15. February 2017

  • Rapid sales growth expected to propel European web retailer of stylist-assisted men’s fashion to first-time profitability in 2017
  • One of the most exciting e-commerce ventures of its kind in the market, with a compelling equity story
  • Investment capital to provide further boost to company’s growth and expansion
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Auden AG invests in ViaLight Communications

Berlin – 6. February 2017

  • Auden AG has committed EUR 2.4 million in the pre-IPO financing round for ViaLight Communications GmbH, making it the company’s largest institutional investor
  • ViaLight Communications, a spin-off of DLR, Germany’s national centre for aeronautics and space research, leads in the commercialisation of laser-based communications for aerospace purposes, the key enabling technology for telecommunications networks of the next generation, the “internet in the sky”
  • IPO anticipated in summer of 2017 at a significantly higher valuation, with international investor group consisting of funds, family offices and strategic investors
  • First “special situations” investment to be completed by Auden AG
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Auden AG invests in JimDrive digital auto club

Berlin – 19. January 2017

  • Auden secures investment position in excess of 10% in Stuttgart-based,
    Europe-wide digital auto service network
  • Disruptive, alternative business model for an established market
  • Dynamic, high-margin growth company with prominent investors
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Auden AG: Portfolio company OptioPay adds major institutional investor

Berlin – 17. January 2017

  • International banking and insurance group invests multi-million-Euro amount and adds extensive product expertise and far-reaching base for potential new customers
  • Valuation of OptioPay rises rapidly, significantly exceeding expectations
  • With the completion of this latest funding, OptioPay extremely well capitalized to further accelerate its growth trajectory
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Auden AG, looking back upon successful 2016, enters 2017 with significant momentum

Berlin – 2. January 2017

  • Reverse takeover completed, in parallel with strategic transformation into investment company
  • Share price rise of more than 650 per cent over the past year
  • Company to adopt IFRS accounting standard starting in 2017, in preparation for Deutsche Börse listing upgrade to General Standard
  • Investment strategy broadened to encompass special situations
  •  Change in Supervisory Board
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Auden AG takes ownership stake in financial service provider OptioPay

Berlin – 8. June 2016

  • German investment company becomes lead investor in innovative, technology-based financial service provider
  • OptioPay business structure is highly scalable to meet enormous expected demand
  • Globally unique B2C payments platform allows recipients to convert credit payments or credit balances of any kind into gift cards of higher value, thus providing benefits to both partner companies and end customers
  • Based on OptioPay growth dynamics and achievable market potential, company value could exceed EUR 500 million by 2018
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