Ad-hoc: Review of strategic exit options for global commercial vehicle supplier STS Group

Disclosure of an inside information according to Article 17 MAR

The Executive Board of MUTARES AG (ISIN: DE000A0SMSH2), which is listed on the Scale 30 at Frankfurt Stock Exchange, confirms that various strategic options are currently being prepared for a (partial) exit with respect to its portfolio company STS Group AG, including a structured sales process or an IPO. The decision as to whether, in what form, to what extent and at what precise date the planned phase-out is to take place for the current year is still open and depends on various factors.

Company profile of Mutares SE & Co. KGaA

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA, Munich (, acquires medium-sized companies and parts of groups with headquarter in Europe that are being sold in the course of a repositioning process at their owners and show a clear potential for operational improvement. Mutares actively supports and develops its portfolio companies with its own investment and consulting teams as well as through acquisitions of strategic add-ons. The aim is to achieve a clear value increase with a focus on sustainable, long-term growth of the portfolio company. In 2018, Mutares’ portfolio companies generated consolidated revenues of EUR 865 million and employed more than 4,700 people worldwide. The shares of Mutares SE are listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “MUX” (ISIN: DE000A2NB650).