AvW Management-Beteiligungs AG

AvW holds more than 25 per cent in C-Quadrat

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Krumpendorf/Wörthersee (euro adhoc) - The Austrian investment group AvW Gruppe AG has increased its investment in the fund specialist C-Quadrat to more than 25 per cent in the past several days. "We thus were able to acquire a blocking minority, which was our primary goal," says Wolfgang Auer von Welsbach, Chairman of the AvW Management Board. "We view this investment as one of our strategic assets, which we intend to hold over the long term. As this company has an extraordinarily high potential for profit and growth, we are looking forward to further developments."

C-Quadrat is an independent asset manager operating throughout Europe. The volume of assets under management currently stands at more than EUR 5 billion. Established in 1991, C-Quadrat has since 2003 had its own capital investment company licensed to operate as a bank, and since November 2006 has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. "It is, however, our ultimate goal to bring C-Quadrat to the Vienna Stock Exchange", says Mr. Auer von Welsbach.

During the current year, the AvW Group aims to further expand its portfolio of equity participations. In the past year, around EUR 120 million were invested in the company´s equity holdings. AvW already ranks among the largest, most profitable and fastest growing investment companies in Austria.

About Auer von Welsbach Group

AvW Group 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
Brigitte Burger
04229/ 3621 - 24

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

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