The Financial Times today announces its acquisition of Danwei Media Ltd, the Beijing-based research and analysis company. Danwei Media Ltd provides leading monitoring and analysis of Chinese media and consumer attitudes.

This acquisition will enhance the FT’s offering of premium market research on the Chinese investment landscape. It will also strengthen its relationship with financial investors and fund managers seeking more in-depth knowledge on the latest developments across vital sectors in China. The Financial Times’ premium research service China Confidential will work closely with Danwei’s team of talented analysts to bolster the FT’s custom research offering.

The acquisition will also give China Confidential the opportunity to expand its consumer trends coverage, by using additional research data from Danwei.