Dutch FD Mediagroep acquires IPE | New

IPE International Publishers Ltd, owner of Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) and IPE Real Assets, has been acquired by Dutch media company FD Mediagroep (FDMG), publisher of the leading financial daily in the Netherlands, Het Financieele Dagblad , and a number of business-to-business news titles.

Based in London, IPE covers the pensions, institutional investment and real assets sectors in Europe and globally, with daily news alerts, regular print publications and reports under the PEI and Real Assets IPE industry-leading data-driven banners and reports.

The IPE, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, also organizes events, including its European conference and awardswhich will take place this year in Rotterdam from November 30 to December 2, as well as immovable and Infrastructure conferences and prizes.

Other products include IPE DACH serving German-speaking countries, PEI Quest and IPE Reference Center.

FDMG publishes various professional titles, including Pension Pro, Energy and Impact investor. IPE now adds to this portfolio as the company aims to become the European market leader in institutional investment and pension publishing.

IPE and Pensioen Pro have a long-standing relationship: Pensioen Pro was created in its current form in 2014 from a merger of the existing pension publications published by FD Mediagroep and IPE (IP Nederland). It then operated for five years as a joint venture between FDMG and IPE. FDMG took full ownership in 2019.

However, the editorial collaboration between the two titles continued and a journalist, Tjibbe Hoekstra, writes for both titles.

After the acquisition, Pensioen Pro and IPE publications will continue to exist in their current form: all IPE titles under editorial director Liam Kennedy and Pensioen Pro led by editors Maarten van Wijk and André de Vos.

Both publications are and will remain editorially independent. In the coming period, publishers will explore opportunities for future collaboration.

In addition, it will be possible to continue cooperation in other areas.

FDMG acquires IPE International Publishers Ltd from founders Piers Deacon and Fennell Betson, and other shareholders. Details of the acquisition were not disclosed.