Dutch FD Mediagroep acquires IPE

18 November 2022

FD Business, the B2B division of Dutch business publisher FD Mediagroep today announces that it has acquired IPE International Publishers Ltd (IPE).

“FD Business aims to provide need-to-know news and information to institutional investors and pension professionals in the Netherlands and, increasingly, Europe. As the leading European investment and pensions publisher IPE is a great fit for our ambitions to become the indisputable European market leader in the investment and pensions sector,” says Jeroen van Dijk, CFO at FD Mediagroep.

“IPE has developed over 25 years into the trusted source of independent industry news and information for European pension and investment decision-makers, and through its specialist brands – IPE Real Assets and IPE DACH – for the global institutional real assets investment industry, and the German- language (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) region. We intend to continue to invest in strong, independent editorial output and in addition see particular benefits in regionally tailored events, Europe-wide data products, optimized subscription models and an enhanced offering for advertisers,” says FD Business director and publisher Mariska van der Westen.

“I would like to pay tribute to our founders, Piers Diacre and Fennell Betson, and to their enormous contribution since they launched IPE more than 25 years ago. IPE remains committed to serving its audiences with relevant reporting, journalism, original research, data, events and other content, digitally, in person and in print. We look forward to working with our new partners FD Business,” says Liam Kennedy, IPE’s Editorial Director.

IPE co-founder and CEO, Piers Diacre, says: “With my fellow directors Fennell Betson, with whom I co-founded IPE, and Liam Kennedy, Editor of IPE, I welcome this opportunity to guarantee within FD Business, the continuance of the publishing ethos that made the IPE stable an outstanding success story. Having worked closely with FD Business for a number of years including on Pensioen Pro, our joint venture until 2019, I am convinced that FD Business will provide a good home to IPE and its family of brands – IPE, IPE Real Assets, IPE DACH, IPE Reference Hub and IPE Quest.”

For more information, please contact:
Dan Brill | Commercial Director | IPE International Publishers Ltd
D: +44 20 7397 5280 | M: +44 (0) 7788 216 889
1 Kentish Buildings, 125 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NP, UK

About FD Business and FD Mediagroep

FD Mediagroep is the leading business news and information company in the Netherlands. Our strong brands such as Het Financieele Dagblad, BNR, FD Personal and Company.Info, keep entrepreneurs, managers and business professionals informed about the most important news from a financial-economic point of view. Our mission is to help decision makers in the Netherlands make the best decisions by offering oversight, insight and foresight through our editorial brands and high-quality products.

FD Business is the B2B publisher of FD Mediagroep. Its publications Pensioen Pro, Energeia, Impact Investor, and affiliated titles PropertyNL and PropertyEU offer editorially independent, reliable need-to-know information to professionals and decision makers in leading industries.

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