APN Outdoor acquires New Zealand based billboard company, Roadside Attractions

News Release 19th August 2015

APN Outdoor acquires New Zealand based billboard company, Roadside Attractions.

AUCKLAND: APN Outdoor today announced its acquisition of New Zealand based billboard business, Roadside Attractions, from Twisted World Limited.

Figure 1. A Roadside Attractions Spectacular Billboard in Wellington

Founded in 1997, Roadside Attractions is an established national billboard operator, with 113 panels throughout the country. The portfolio was attractive to APN Outdoor because of the complementary nature of the sites geographically; including important markets such as Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch, as well as giving the Outdoor leaders an opportunity to enhance existing, and develop new landowner relationships.

The sites acquired by APN Outdoor allow for simple integration with the existing sites owned and operated by APN Outdoor. As well as this, the new sites increase the pipeline for potential digital conversion opportunities which has been a focus for APN Outdoor in both the New Zealand and Australian markets.

Phil Clemas, Managing Director, APN Outdoor New Zealand commented on the acquisition “Securing the Roadside Attractions billboard assets is a strategic move by APN Outdoor and we are very pleased to have finalised the acquisition. The portfolio complements our existing network very well allowing us to deliver broader, national campaigns and we are looking forward to providing our clients with even more opportunities in the Outdoor space.”

APN Outdoor is New Zealand and Australia’s premium Outdoor media provider, with market leading digital and static assets throughout each Trans-Tasman capital city. The Outdoor leaders have engaged a strategic and focused Digital growth strategy, in both markets, and continue to announce upcoming conversions and developments in this space.


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