Money Map Media – publisher of leading international financial services title Investment International – has acquired International Adviser from publishing house Mark Allen Group Financial for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition adds a second title to Money Map Media which is part of G&M Media Ltd – a new company formed as recently as December last year by well-known financial services media professionals Gary Robinson, pictured below (who is co-founder and also publisher at II) and Mark Battersby, also pictured below (also co-founder and editor at II).

Money Map Media now has the two leading titles in the international cross-border financial services space and aims to continue to publish both titles separately with daily news, features, events and awards across both brands.

Gary Robinson, Director, Money Map Media, added that the acquisition fully reinforces the company’s commitment to the international financial advice news space.

“In taking over the reins as owners of II, we have proven our ongoing commitment to the international investment and cross-border advice space. Now with the addition of IA to our stable we are ready to take this two-prong approach to the next level.

“International Adviser is a fantastic title, and we are delighted to have the chance to continue the excellent work it has been known for for many more years to come.

“I’d like to personally thank all at Mark Allen Financial for making this process run smooth and for their support as we bed this title to our small but fast-growing publishing house.”

The move is a particularly poignant homecoming of sorts for Battersby as he also was previously editor at IA.

Mark Battersby, Director, Money Map Media, said: “I'm delighted to be the new co-owner of International Adviser, a title I’m deeply attached to after working there during the last decade!

“There are plenty of ideas afoot to take IA to the next level both on the editorial and commercial side so do watch this fascinating international space.”

Patrick Ponsford, MD at Mark Allen Financial said: "We are delighted to see International Adviser continue under Gary and Mark's ownership at Money Map Media. It makes sense as it is a great complementary title alongside II. Mark was of course a key part of IA's history and success in the past and we wish him and Gary all the very best for the future."

International Adviser will resume its new daily newsletters for the UK and global cross-border advice and wealth management world from tomorrow (March 26, 2024) onwards.

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