Arrowpoint Advisory secures debt raise to support ROAR B2B's ongoing growth

Arrowpoint Advisory’s Debt Advisory team has advised ROAR B2B, a media business operating a portfolio of market leading B2B trade exhibitions, on a debt raise to support its ongoing growth.

The facilities were raised from ThinCats, providing Roar with considerable flexibility to continue investing in its industry leading exhibitions.

ROAR B2B is an organiser of B2B trade exhibitions with 6 headline events across the Environmental, Healthcare and Business Technology sectors with tenancies at the Birmingham NEC and London ExCeL. Their market-leading events include the Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition, Naidex and the Call and Contact Centre Expo.

The above sectors and the end markets they serve are high growth and are all subject to continual regulatory and technological changes - ROAR’s content-led shows enable attendees to keep abreast of industry developments.

Apiary Capital, a UK lower mid-market private equity firm, hold an equity stake in the business after investing in November 2019 in a transaction advised by Arrowpoint’s M&A team.

Duncan Kirk, CEO of ROAR B2B said: “We have been impressed with the help and guidance of Arrowpoint’s Advisory team to support the growth of ROAR B2B throughout our recent debt financing process. To secure a respected lender in the middle of a global pandemic, in such a straightforward way, is testimony to Arrowpoint’s knowledge and experience.”

Dan Adler, Partner at Apiary Capital, commented: “We were delighted to work with Arrowpoint on this project.  As ever, they demonstrated deep market knowledge and were a true partner to ROAR and Apiary. They offered insightful advice and delivered a great outcome for all of the company’s stakeholders.”

Neil Smith, Managing Director and Head of Debt Advisory at Arrowpoint Advisory, concluded: “It was a pleasure to work with Apiary and the management team in raising a flexible debt package to support the business's current needs and planned growth initiatives. The positive response from the debt markets was reflective of ROAR’s impressive team and strong market position.”

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