Raccoon Media Group (Raccoon) is set to double its portfolio in the first year since it was acquired by Cuil Bay Capital (CBC) with the acquisition of Abilities Expo in the USA. This announcement brings Raccoon’s UK and US show portfolio to 17 events with more launches and acquisitions to be announced later in the year.

In this exclusive interview with Raccoon CEO, Mike Seaman discusses the reasons behind the acquisition, M&A strategy in general, and how he is getting on his new role under Cuil Bay Capital's ownership.  

Abilities Expo, a series of seven exhibitions running across the USA, provides solutions for people with disabilities, their families and their carers and currently sees over 30 thousand visitors attending its events each year. The purchase will bolster Raccoon’s footing in the health and wellbeing market in the USA and joins Snowbound Expo, The Boston Run Show and The Boston Outdoor Expo in the company’s US portfolio.

Abilities live and digital properties connect the disability community to a wide range of resources to help improve accessibility and promote greater independence. Solutions cover but are not limited to disability focused products and services ranging from adaptive sports and wheelchair dancing to service animal demonstrations and hot button workshops such as travel and home design, financial planning and more. Part of a large-scale growth strategy, the first event under Raccoon’s ownership will be Abilities LA on 15-17 March at Los Angeles Convention Centre with staff and service providers retained under the new ownership. The company will go on to run events in New York, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Ft. Lauderdale culminating in Dallas in December 2024.

The Dan Assor show Headline Sponsor is Jonas Event Technology - an award-winning event registration supplier for organisers of trade shows, exhibitions and conferences.


The Dan Assor Show Venue Sponsor is conference and exhibition venue, Business Design Centre which has just become B Corp Certified, showing it's high standards of social and environmental impact.


The Dan Assor Show supporters:

Nineteen Group https://www.nineteengroup.com/

Terrapinn https://www.terrapinn.com/  

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