PEI is the leading financial
information group dedicated to the alternative asset classes of private equity,
real estate, infrastructure and private debt globally. It is an independent
company with over 130 staff based in three regional offices - London, New York
and Hong Kong - and is wholly owned by its management and employees.
We started in London in November 2001 when a team of managers at financial
media group Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, with the backing of US-based
investors, bought out a group of assets that centred on the website
At the time the new company was called InvestorAccess, and the aim was to grow
a specialist media business that focused on alternative assets - and private
equity in particular. From the outset we wanted to be close to both the holders
of institutional capital (investors) and those managers involved in alternative
assets (funds). Our conviction then, as now, was that alternative assets were
of growing importance to investors and that the fund management groups within
these asset classes were of increasing importance to everyone - governments,
corporations, the financial industry to name but three.
In December 2001 we launched our first magazine: Private Equity International. A
year after, we had run our first conference in London and published our first
book. We then opened our New York office and launched two more magazines: PE
Manager and Private Equity Real Estate (PERE). Next came the launch of our
fourth magazine PE Asia in 2006. In 2007 we released our first online database
and the year after we added specialist training to the portfolio. In 2009 we
launched our fifth magazine, Infrastructure Investor and in 2010 we opened our
office in Hong Kong. In 2012, we launched Private Debt Investor magazine.
In May 2007 the same management team completed a secondary MBO that enabled us
to own all of the business we had built - and give our original co-investors a
great exit too. Renamed PEI Media, the company is one of the few independent
financial media groups active worldwide.
Today we publish five globally-recognized magazines alongside five news
websites, manage what is probably the most extensive set of databases dedicated
to alternative assets, run over 30 market-leading conferences globally, publish
a library of more than 40 specialist books and directories and have a
significant training business.
We have grown into a widely-known and highly-regarded media business that
delivers detailed coverage of the key alternative asset classes of private
equity, real estate and infrastructure. We have worked hard to build a
reputation for top quality journalism that is written by our own staff and is
delivered via accomplished print and digital channels. The same principles of accuracy,
genuine market knowledge and excellence of delivery inform our data, events and
specialist publication activities also.
We have members of our award-winning editorial team sat in all our offices and
likewise our conference business runs events based from each of our locations.
Our multilingual data teams in each office are continually feeding and updating
our online databases under the supervision of seasoned analysts. We feel
strongly that the industries we cover are at once global and local - so to
cover them effectively we must be able to connect with them in every market and
in any time zone. We also expect to provide the most relevant information via a
variety of channels, ensuring always that our clients value the insight and
knowledge we provide them.
PEI: For alternative insight