Roar B2B operates a number of trade exhibitions operating the environmental, healthcare, and business technology sectors. These high growth sectors are subject to continual regulatory and technological change and Roar’s content-led shows enable attendees to keep abreast of the latest industry developments. The market-leading events include Recycling and Waste Management, Naidex and Contact Centre Expo.
The CEO, Duncan Kirk, heads a strong management team with extensive market experience. Russell Taylor, who was previously CEO of the FTSE 250-listed ITE Group plc, has been appointed Chairman.
With underlying growth in both the trade exhibition market and in the end markets of each of the exhibitions, the investment represents a compelling opportunity to build a pre-eminent media business. The management team has a clear plan to develop the quality and content of each of the events and will selectively develop new exhibitions, both in the UK and overseas, as well as consider strategic acquisitions.
"We wanted an investment partner that shared our vision to create a distinctive and dynamic business in this vibrant and fast-growing sector of the media industry. Apiary is providing the support we need to build a market-leading organiser of world class trade exhibitions."
Number of events: 5
Number of exhibitors: 2,000
Number of visitors: 35,000
INVESTMENT DATE: November 2019
SECTOR: Business Services