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June 15, 2007

Element Six announces the acquisition of Barat Carbide GmbH

Element Six today announced that it has reached an agreement with German private equity investor Equita to acquire Barat Carbide Holding GmbH for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition, subject to regulatory approval, is expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2007.

May 2, 2007

EQUITA closes fundraising for the EQUITA GmbH & Co. Fonds

EQUITA closes fundraising for the EQUITA GmbH & Co. Fonds 3 KGaA with a total volume of €315m – Open-ended structure enables also longerterm investment strategies – Widespread acceptance among private investors and their family offices endorses the investor’s entrepreneurial approach

September 19, 2006

EQUITA has taken over the Swiss PMA group, previously under the ownership of the Fränkische Rohrwerke Gebr. Kirchner GmbH & Co. KG

The Equita Fund 3 managed by Equita Management GmbH, a holding company belonging to the Harald Quandt group based in Bad Homburg, together with members of the existing PMA management will take over the PMA group based in Uster/Switzerland from the Fränkische Rohrwerke Gebr. Kirchner GmbH & Co. KG. The various parties reached an undisclosed agreement upon the valuation and other details of the transaction.

July 12, 2006

EQUITA Management GmbH

EQUITA, the private equity company of the Harald Quandt Group, has sold a 19.7% stake in German sawmill and wood working enterprise Klenk Holz AG via the Klenk family to WestLB AG. The remaining 10% stake was sold to the Klenk Holz AG itself as treasury stock. EQUITA was invested in Klenk Holz AG through its investment fund EQUITA Beteiligungen Fonds 2 KG. The Klenk family shareholders maintain their 70.3% holding.

May 2, 2006

EQUITA acquires majority interest in Z&J Technologies from HTE

In association with the company’smanagement, Equita Fonds 3, a fund advised by Equita Management GmbH, has acquiredZ&J Technologies GmbH, Düren, a leading German producer of industrial valves knownunder the “Zimmermann & Jansen” brand name, from Hochtemperatur Engineering GmbH(HTE), a portfolio company owned by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG). Anannouncement to this effect was released today. The parties to the deal agreed not to disclosethe volume of the deal or any other details of the transaction.

April 25, 2006

EQUITA to acquire Hardmaterials and Ceramics business divisions from Boart Longyear – Companies to operate as two independent entities, trading as Barat Carbide and Barat Ceramics

In a joint deal with company management, Equita Fonds 3, a fund advised by Equita Management GmbH, a private equity company under the umbrella of the Harald Quandt Group, is to acquire the Boart Longyear HMSR (Hardmaterials and Softrock Tools) and Boart Ceramics GmbH divisions from Longyear Holdings, INC, Salt Lake City.

August 17, 2005

Barclays Private Equity acquires the Neumayer Tekfor

Equita KGaA, an investment company, closely associated with the Harald Quandt family, and the Neumayer founding family sold all shares of Neumayer Tekfor GmbH to Funds advised by Barclays Private Equity. The Management Team took part in the transaction.

January 1, 2005

Equita fund takes on stake in AHT

New owner of the Austrian specialist for cooling cabinets, AHT, will be a Fund managed by Equita Management GmbH, Bad Homburg (“Equita”). AHT management will continue as minority shareholders. The new owner will take over the shares of AHT Management GmbH, the holding company of the operating subsidiary AHT Cooling Systems GmbH & Co. KG, as of 1 January 2005 from the former owner Quadriga Capital.

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