• 17 Nov 2022

FD Mediagroep acquired IPE International Publishers Ltd (IPE)

“FD Mediagroep through its B2B division FD Business aims to provide need-to-know news and information to institutional investors and pension professionals in the Netherlands. We intend to become a leading investment and pensions publisher in Europe and the acquisition of IPE is a great fit for our ambitions,” says Jeroen van Dijk, CFO at FD Mediagroep.

FD Mediagroep acquired IPE International Publishers Ltd (IPE)

“IPE has developed over 25 years into the trusted source of independent industry news and information for European pension and investment professionals, and through its specialist brands – IPE Real Assets and IPE DACH – for the 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, optimised 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 founded 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 Mediagroep, the continuance of the publishing ethos that made the IPE stable a success story. Having worked closely with FD Mediagroep for a number of years including on Pensioen Pro, our joint venture until 2019, I am convinced that FD Mediagroep will provide a good home to IPE and its family of brands – IPE, IPE Real Assets, IPE DACH and IPE Quest.”


About FD Business

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.


About IPE

IPE International Publishers Ltd was founded in July 1996 and is publisher of Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE), the leading European publication for institutional investors, such as pension funds, and their advisers and service providers, as well as affiliated titles such as IPE Real Assets and IPE DACH.