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 main financial daily in the Netherlands, Het Financieele Dagblad, and a number of business-to-business information titles.

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

IPE, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, also runs events, including its annual European conference and awards, which this year will take place in Rotterdam from 30 November to 2 December, as well as annual real estate and infrastructure conferences and awards.

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

FDMG publishes various professional titles, including Pensioen Pro, Energeia and Impact Investor. IPE is now also added to this portfolio as the company aims to become the European market leader in institutional investment and pensions publishing.

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

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

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

Both publications are and will remain editorially independent. In the coming period the editors will explore possibilities for further collaboration.

In addition, there will be scope for further cooperation in other areas.

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

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