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Arena Group Acquires Temporary Structure Specialists Showblock

Arena Group has completed the acquisition of temporary structure specialists Showblock.

The deal demonstrates Arena Group’s commitment to growth and innovation and strengthens its position as a global leader in the event industry.

Showblock, founded in 2017, is renowned for its highly functional, sustainable structures which have been showcased at iconic events around the globe – including COP28 UAE, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Chelsea Flower Show, and the Diriyah ePrix in Saudia Arabia.

The company will move forward with its existing team, led by Founder and Managing Director Nick Cole, from it is base in Warwickshire, UK. Maestra, Showblock’s partner in the Middle East, will continue to operate the structures within that region.

Arena will now offer Showblock’s innovative products to its clients, complementing its own extensive range of temporary and semi-permanent structures.

Paul Berger, Chief Executive Officer at Arena Group, said: “We are delighted to have acquired Showblock – a company whose experience and innovation will bring an exciting new dimension to our client offering.

“Their structures have already graced major international events and this strategic deal will allow further expansion into this growing global market.

“Showblock’s values, ambition and sustainability commitments align directly with Arena Group’s and we look forward to working together to deliver industry-leading space solutions.”

Nick Cole, Founder and Managing Director of Showblock, said: “My vision for Showblock has always been to push the boundaries of modular temporary structure design, while providing excellent service to our clients.

“This acquisition represents an exciting new era, allowing us to extend our support to industry professionals on a larger scale.

“We are delighted to become part of Arena Group and look forward to seeing our innovative solutions being featured on projects across the globe.”

This acquisition is Arena Group’s third in the past 12 months, following deals for the remaining 50% of Aztec Shaffer and the purchase of Stadium Solutions.