Citadel-MAGNUS Year End Newsletter 2015

2015 will always be memorable as the year we became Citadel-MAGNUS, a consultancy with four partners, two offices and one team. Our combined business has the leadership, expertise and depth we believe our clients need at a time of market uncertainty and great potential. For us it means a wider field of endeavor, varied opportunities and more interesting work. Together we develop our skills and experience, becoming better professionals, and building personal reputations and careers.

We end the year with a great team, the integration behind us and a mound of new projects that will launch us into the New Year. 2016 is already looking busier, brighter and more interesting, and Citadel-MAGNUS is well-prepared for the challenge.

To our clients and the wide group of professionals we team with throughout the year – thank you for your support and friendship on the tools and in the trenches. We wish you all the very best for Christmas and the season. See you all fitter and stronger next year, and we can do it all again!


Since March 2015 Citadel-MAGNUS has advised on almost $25 billion of transactions by value, keeping our Sydney and Perth offices busy through to year end.

We are grateful for the ongoing support shown in relation to our track record of successfully managing media and market communication across an array of interesting, and often complex, transactions. Our recent projects include:

• Equifax’s $2.5 billion bid for Veda

• Ferrovial’s $1.2 billion bid for Broadspectrum (formerly Transfield Services)

• Dexus’ $2.5 billion offer for IOF

• Independence Group’s $2.7 billion merger with Sirius Resources

• PanAust’s $1.2 billion takeover by GRAM

• Healthe Care’s $938 million sale to Luye Medical

• Kathmandu’s successful $325 million takeover defence from Briscoe Group

• A bidding party in the $10 billion NSW TransGrid sale

• McGrath IPO: $200m

• Baby Bunting IPO: $230m

• AFG IPO: $122m

• Argo Global Listed Infrastructure IPO: $280m


Citadel-MAGNUS’s leading investor relations advisory arm continues to be a mainstay of the firm. Throughout 2015, we have been delighted to work closely with a blue-chip client list, from small-mid cap resources and technology companies through to leading ASX-200 industrials.

We work collaboratively with our clients to develop detailed and highly effective strategies to maintain and attract strong investor and stakeholder support. 


A favourable corporate brand and reputation has never been more fundamental to a company achieving its business objectives. Our highly experienced team has worked with clients across most sectors, addressing a variety of corporate and operational issues, both domestically and cross-border.

Sector experience during 2015 includes construction, infrastructure, environmental, mining and resources, financial services, professional services and retail.



In 2016, Citadel-MAGNUS will again sponsor a team in the 700km ‘Ride For Youth’ to raise funds and awareness for our pro bono client, Youth Focus.

Over the past three years, Citadel-MAGNUS has proudly provided hundreds of hours of media and public relations services to Youth Focus, at no charge.

In lieu of sending cards this Festive Season, we will instead commit a further $500 to the Ride For Youth and to supporting the work of Youth Focus.

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