Roar Techmedia, the trade exhibitions organiser, has secured a significant investment from Apiary Capital to fund the acquisition of a portfolio of leading events from Prysm Media Group, including the Recycling and Waste Management exhibition. 

Roar Techmedia was founded by Duncan Kirk, who has built a strong management team with extensive market experience, many of whom have worked together in the events industry for several years. Together, they have launched, grown and developed a significant number of trade shows. Chairman, Russell Taylor, has considerable M&A and operational experience having led ITE Group and Earls Court & Olympia.


'The healthcare, environmental and B2B marketing sectors are not only growing rapidly in terms of investment but are also high on the public agenda,' commented Duncan Kirk, CEO of Roar Techmedia. 'More effective management of the ageing population, large scale commercial recycling and digital transformation, are all critical to how we live, communicate and work.'

'The potential to revolutionise these events not only in the UK but also internationally, is significant,' continued Kirk. 'Our management team’s experience of engaging global audiences, with programmes of high-quality content will deliver a new experience to attendees and exhibitors alike.'

'Roar Techmedia is taking advantage of a rapidly growing market opportunity and has a uniquely dynamic and powerful approach,' said Dan Adler, Partner at Apiary Capital. 'The proven expertise of Roar’s management team, aligned with our track record in this sector, made it a compelling proposition for us. We look forward to working with the team as they implement their exciting plans for the exhibitions and to supporting the growth and global expansion of the business.'