AvW Management-Beteiligungs AG

Massive expansion in AvW Gruppe´s equity participations

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Krumpendorf/Wörthersee (euro adhoc) - The Austrian AvW Gruppe AG has significantly expanded its equity participation portfolio in recent weeks.  The stake in the Austrian fund provider C-Quadrat (C81.DE) has been increased to over 20 per cent this year, and further purchases are possible.  C-Quadrat is an independent Asset Manager operating throughout Europe.  The company, formed in 1991, has since 2003 had its own capital investment company licensed to operate as a bank, and since November 2006 has been listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt stock exchange.

AvW´s stake in the German IT company Realtech (RTCG.DE) has been increased to over 15 per cent.  Here also, further purchases are possible.  Realtech was formed in 1994 and is an international provider of consultancy services and software products.

AvW has acquired a new interest of around one per cent in the Russian IT services provider IBS-Group (ZY71q.DE).  A successive building up of this stake is possible.  With headquarters in Moscow, the IBS-Group is one of the top IT companies in Russia.  It has a staff of around 6,000 and is pushing through a strong growth policy.

In recent weeks AvW has also increased its stake in the Austrian refractories company RHI (RHIV.VI).  AvW´s interest in this Vienna stock exchange listed company now stands at more than 5 per cent.   Here too, further purchases are possible.

"In the past weeks we have made use of the sudden fall in prices on the markets.  We have therefore been able to expand our equity participation portfolio at very attractive prices.  We are continuing to observe the market very closely, and certainly we may make further purchases before the end of the year," says AvW Chairman Wolfgang Auer von Welsbach.

About Auer von Welsbach Gruppe

AvW Gruppe is an Austrian investment company focusing on small caps in Austria, Germany, Asia and Australia. AvW participating certificates (AVWIga.F, ISIN AT0000703269) of the AvW Group are listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. More information about AvW is available on the Internet at www.avw.eu

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Further inquiry note:
AvW Gruppe AG
Mag. Brigitte Burger
Tel.:  04229/3621-24
mailto:b.burger@avw.eu@avw.at

Branche: Economy, Business & Finance
ISIN:      AT0000703269
WKN:        763759
Börsen:  Börse Frankfurt / free trade



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