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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.

December 10, 2004

EQUITA acquires VAG-Armaturen GmbH from IWKA Aktiengesellschaft

As part of its concentration on core business areas, IWKA Aktiengesellschaft, Karlsruhe, has sold VAG-Armaturen GmbH, Mannheim, including its subsidiaries Jihomoravská armaturka spol. sr. o., Hodonin/Czech Republic, and VAG Water Systems (Taicang) Co., Ltd./China, effective as of January 1, 2005.

August 1, 2004

EQUITA acquires INDUS subsidiary OKIN

EQUITA, the private equity company of the Harald Quandt Group, acquired OKIN Gesellschaft für Antriebstechnik mbH & Co. KG from the publicly traded INDUS Holding AG. Equita made the acquisition through its investment fund Equita Beteiligungen Fonds 2.

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