Redwood North is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of FST Media Pty Ltd  – a leading provider of events in the FinTech and GovTech spaces across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Redwood North is partnering with existing management to build on the exciting growth FST Media has experienced in recent years.

Founded in 2006, FST’s marquee brands, FST Media(covering financial services) and FST Gov (dedicated government services hub) produce world-class conferences, roundtables and mini-events, bringing together the industry’s top players and emerging competitors with financial services companies and government bodies. 

Paul Barton, Investment Director of Redwood North said, “FST Media have done a great job in cementing their leading position in the financial services technology event space. We believe the cut through that live events provide technology vendors is needed now more than ever. We are excited to be partnering with the dynamic team at FST Media for the next phase of growth”.

Aron Kunaseelan, CEO of FST Media said, “At FST, we pride ourselves on delivering the most innovative and informative events for today’s most dynamic industries. As we usher in the new year, we’re delighted to announce our partnership with Redwood North, enhancing our capabilities and capacity to deliver for our valued industry partners and sponsors”. Aron Kunaseelan, Mark Quinn (Group Sales Director FSI) and Luke O’Neill (Non-Executive Director) are investing in FST Media alongside Redwood North. 

Redwood North would like to thank advisers Tim Goodman and his team at RSM Corporate Finance and Corrs Chambers Westgarth. 

About FST Media

FST, under the brands FST Media and FST Gov, provide large-scale conferences, roundtables and mini-events bringing together Information and Communications Technology (ICT) providers with financial services companies and government bodies. FST Media has an in-house production team and editorial team. 

About Redwood North

Redwood North is an Australian private equity firm investing in small-medium enterprises focused on non-discretionary products or services. They seek to partner for growth, with founders and management teams in established businesses with annual pre-tax earnings between $1m to $5m.