Deutsche Beteiligungs AG sells stake in MCE AG
Announcement consistent with § 15 WpHG (German Securities Trading Act)
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, WKN 550 810 / ISIN DE0005508105
Board of Management expects to post consolidated profit for the year
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG announced that it has concluded a contract on the sale of its interests (18.8 percent) in MCE AG, Linz, Austria, to Bilfinger Berger AG. The sales price agreed exceeds the most recent valuation for this investment in the interim financial statements at 31 July 2009 (nine months). After accounting for customary guarantee and liability risks arising from the purchase contract, the sale will therefore contribute some 15 million euros to the net result of valuation and disposal for the current fourth quarter. A forecast on the total fourth-quarter result is not possible at this point however, since the valuation of the other investments in the portfolio will not be performed before the close of the quarter ending 31 October. It cannot be precluded that negative value movements of other portfolio companies might offset a part of the positive contribution stemming from the agreed divestment. Following this profitable transaction, however, the Board of Management of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG anticipates that the Company will complete the 2008/2009 financial year posting a consolidated profit.
The contract concluded today is subject to approval by the anti-trust authority. The purchase price will largely be financed through a capital increase by Bilfinger Berger AG. Deutsche Beteiligungs AG stands to receive proceeds of approximately 43 million euros from this sale in its new financial year; that equates to about three euros per share.
Frankfurt am Main, 6 October 2009
The Board of Management