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UNITED ONLINE COMPLETES SALE OF STAYFRIENDS

Frankfurt, 25 May 2016. United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTD) (“United Online” or “the Company”), a leading provider of consumer services and products over the Internet, announced on May 24, 2016 that it has completed the sale of the stock of its wholly-owned subsidiaries comprising the StayFriends’ business, the Company’s European websites for social networking services, to Ströer SE & Co. KGaA (DE: SAX) (“Ströer”), a leading provider of out-of-home and online advertising services based in Germany, for a total cash consideration of 16.0 million euros. The parties received German antitrust regulatory approval for the StayFriends transaction on May 13, 2016.

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ACXIT Capital Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Busch-Holding GmbH in its purchase of 27.19 percent of voting rights in Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG

Frankfurt, 23 December 2015. Busch-Holding GmbH has announced the acquisition of a 15 percent stake on September 28th and a subsequent increase of 12.19 percent on October 15th in TecDAX-listed Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG via its investment company Pangea GmbH.

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Trade Sale of Career Partner GmbH to international education provider Apollo Global

Frankfurt, 11 December 2015. Apollo Education Group, Inc. (“Apollo Education Group”) announced its wholly-owned subsidiary Apollo Global, Inc. (“Apollo Global”) has acquired Career Partner GmbH (CPG) from AUCTUS Capital Partners (“AUCTUS”). CPG is a leading full service provider of private higher education in Germany. Apollo Global is a strategic investor with a high level of expertise in the global education market. Together with Apollo, CPG continues to pursue the digitization of the education sector. The transaction values CPG at approx. USD 117 million including a contingent cash payment of up to USD 12 million.

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