Pageant Media acquires The Pension Bridge

The Pension Bridge, a producer of educational conferences for the institutional investment community, is to join Pageant Media, a producer of business information and data products.

Pageant Media acquires The Pension Bridge

The Pension Bridge helps institutional money managers connect with pension funds through their two flagship industry events: The Pension Bridge Annual and The Private Equity Exclusive. The market-leading ratio of plan sponsor to investment manager makes the events the most sought after in the conference industry, says Pageant Media.

Pageant Media, founded in 1998, provides news and analysis, data and events to senior investment management professionals operating in both traditional and alternatives asset classes.

The Pension Bridge’s conferences strengthen Pageant Media’s existing investment manager products. The events complement the service offered by Fundmap (a business intelligence platform which delivers active sales leads, insight and analysis) by providing a forum for global institutional investors to connect, network and learn.

The founders of The Pension Bridge, Andrew Blake and Brett Semel will remain with the business and continue to run operations out of Florida.

Commenting on today's announcement, Charlie Kerr, Chief Executive of Pageant Media, said: “I am delighted to welcome The Pension Bridge to Pageant Media. Andrew and Brett have built a phenomenal business that we are looking forward to investing in.”

Brett Semel, co-Founder of The Pension Bridge, said: “We're proud to have the backing of a respected firm that will add value to our brand. An industry leader in global information products combining forces with an industry leader for institutional investment conferences will certainly strengthen both firms.”

Andrew Blake echoed his co-Founder’s comments: “Working with Pageant Media will instantly enhance all products, which will in turn create an even stronger whole than the sum of the parts, with even more exciting and innovative content on the horizon.”