Significant Investment in Events Management Software Provider EventsAIR

Thursday, 07.04.2022

The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, has invested in EventsAIR, an Australian events management software solutions provider for in-person, virtual and hybrid events.


Additional investors taking part include EventsAIR’s founder, Trevor Gardiner, several other members of the management team, and incoming CEO Matthew Donegan-Ryan. This substantial investment in EventsAIR is one of the largest ever in a private events technology company.

EventsAIR, headquartered in Brisbane, develops software used before, during and after events to manage registration, attendee engagement, operations, housing, travel, marketing and communications. It has delivered more than 350,000 events across Asia-Pacific, EMEA and North America.

EventsAIR customers include professional conference organizers, industry associations, corporations and educational institutions, such as Reed Exhibitions, the British Medical Association, Sanofi-Aventis, Telstra, California State University and the Australian Department of Defence.

“Riverside views this investment as a highly compelling opportunity to build upon EventsAIR’s already impressive international footprint by targeting large and growing customer segments globally where the company has a clear competitive advantage,” said Riverside Managing Partner Simon Feiglin. “In addition, we will further enhance the management team.”

Riverside will support EventsAIR with its international expansion plans around the globe and will drive the continued evolution of the product to maintain its market-leading features and functionality. Riverside will also selectively consider accretive M&A by targeting complementary event tech players or expanding into attractive adjacencies.