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DGAP-News: creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft / Key word(s): Takeover
creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft:

2019-09-18 / 19:06
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

*creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft signs purchase agreement for acquisition of
all shares in Valendo*

· Acquisition of Valendo and cooperation with finleap fit to all three
pillars of creditshelf strategy

· Expansion of the cooperations network with Europe's leading fintech
ecosystem, extended product offering for creditshelf customers, expansion
of risk analysis and monitoring tools

· creditshelf now also present at fintech hub Berlin

Frankfurt am Main, September 18, 2019 - creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft, a
pioneer in the field of digital SME financing in Germany, today signed the
purchase agreement for the acquisition of all shares in Valendo GmbH.
creditshelf is thus expanding its risk analysis tools and its existing
product offering. From now on, creditshelf will be able to offer SMEs
secured loans as an additional attractive financing solution for existing
and future loan requests. The cooperation with the fintech ecosystem finleap
accompanying the acquisition provides attractive opportunities for
creditshelf to benefit from finleap's network.

Dr. Tim Thabe, CEO of creditshelf, comments: "With the acquisition of
Valendo, we are systematically driving our growth strategy of software
development, cooperations and the expansion of the product portfolio. At the
same time, we gain access to Berlin as a leading fintech hub and thereby its
talent pool. Valendo will make an important contribution to the further
establishment of digital SME financing in the market."

"We are very pleased that the deal has been signed successfully. Now we can
start implementing the joint projects that we have further specified over
the last few weeks", explains John v. Berenberg-Consbruch, Managing Director
of Valendo.

Following the signing of the purchase agreement, both parties aim to close
the transaction in a timely manner. The purchase price of a low seven-digit
amount for all shares in Valendo GmbH is to be paid in two tranches.
creditshelf has the option of settling both tranches in the course of two
capital increases via contribution in kind.

*About creditshelf - *www.creditshelf.com [1]

creditshelf is a pioneer in the field of digital SME finance in Germany that
arranges loans via its easy-to-use online platform, www.creditshelf.com. The
company, which was founded in 2014 and is based in Frankfurt am Main, sees
itself as a market and technology leader in the fast-growing digital SME
finance business in Germany. As a provider of SME finance, creditshelf has
developed its platform to meet the financing needs of German SME borrowers
through loans from investors interested in this asset class. By offering to
arrange corporate loans in this way, creditshelf enables small and
medium-sized companies to access highly attractive alternative finance
options. At the same time, creditshelf offers professional investors looking
for attractive investment opportunities access to SME finance. The company's
core competencies include the selection of suitable credit projects, credit
quality analysis for potential borrowers, credit scoring, and risk-adequate
pricing. creditshelf receives fees for its services from both the SME
borrowers and the investors.

*About Valendo -* www.valendo.de [2]

Valendo was founded in February 2015 and is part of the finleap fintech
ecosystem in Berlin. As a reliable partner of German SMEs, Valendo offers
innovative, digital-based financing solutions for growing SMEs and acts as a
service provider for refinancing partners. The offering ranges from
warehouse financing to factoring and tailor-made liquidity solutions for a
broad range of companies, with a particular focus on fast-growing e-commerce
companies. The experienced team, consisting of specialists in the areas of
asset-backed lending, corporate finance and IT, contributes to the success
of German mid-sized companies on a daily basis.


*creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft:*

*Further Information:* *Investor Relations:*
creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft creditshelf
Birgit Hass Aktiengesellschaft
Head of Marketing & Communications Fabian Brügmann
Mainzer Landstraße 33a CFO
60329 Frankfurt Mainzer Landstraße 33a
Phone: +49 (69) 348 77 24-13 60329 Frankfurt
birgit.hass@creditshelf.com Phone: +49 (69) 348 772 427
www.creditshelf.com [1] ir@creditshelf.com
www.creditshelf.com [1]
*Media and Public Relations:*
Thöring & Stuhr cometis AG
Partnerschaft für Maximilian Franz
Kommunikationsberatung Unter den Eichen 7
Arne Stuhr 65195 Wiesbaden
Managing Director Phone: +49 (611) 20 58 55
Mittelweg 142 22
20148 Hamburg franz@cometis.de
Phone: +49 (40) 207 6969 83 www.cometis.de
Cell: +49 (177) 3055 194
*finleap GmbH:*
Ina Froehner
Head of Communications
Phone: +4915128963679

2019-09-18 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a
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Language: English
Company: creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft
Mainzer Landstrasse 33a
60329 Frankfurt/Main
E-mail: ir@creditshelf.com
Internet: www.creditshelf.com
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated
Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart,
Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 875785

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875785 2019-09-18

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September 18, 2019 13:07 ET ( 17:07 GMT)

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