Ipes, a leading provider of outsourced services to Private Equity in Europe, is celebrating 20 years in the industry.
Ipes was founded in 1998 and pioneered a specialist approach to fund administration within the European Private Equity market.
Chris Merry, Ipes CEO, (pictured right) comments “A 20 year anniversary for any business is no mean feat. Ipes has grown from a locally founded owner managed business in Guernsey to a multi jurisdictional provider of outsourced services. Ipes has grown every year for 20 years. We have focused on our clients, understood their needs and adapted and diversified to increase our market presence. I am immensely proud of our business and excited about the future.”
Founded in Guernsey in 1998 by Connie Helyar (pictured left), the business started in a small office with just 1 client and 6 people and has now grown to 265 people across five European offices. Ipes now works with 195 clients providing administration and depositary oversight to $165 billion assets for 390 funds.
Founder Connie Helyar says, “I am very proud Ipes is celebrating its 20th anniversary. When I founded the business in 1998 I could never have imagined that it would become so successful and grow to such a size.”
Ipes has an established track record of investing in new products and services and proactively supporting clients in an ever-changing regulatory environment. We have demonstrated this through the introduction of services such as AIF Depositary in 2014, FATCA reporting in 2015, and the launch of The ID Register in 2016.
Ipes has celebrated its milestone with client events in Guernsey and London and staff parties in all of its five jurisdictions.
A selection of photos from the events can be viewed below:
Guernsey 20 years event
London 20 years event
Ipes staff parties