Our Expertise

Transaction Communication

Mergers & Acquisitions

Initial Public Offerings

Equity/Debt Raisings

Corporate Restructures

Trade Sales

Asset Divestments

Post-Merger Integration

Media Strategy & Management

Citadel-MAGNUS has built a specialised practice area of advising companies on the complex communication requirements around corporate transactions. Developed over many years of advising public and private companies on addressing media and investors during the course of a takeover or merger, Citadel-MAGNUS now consistently ranks as the leading Australian M&A communication adviser, as measured by Mergermarket.

Each deal has its own complexities that often require a high level of public management, including insights into the communication process around the key domestic regulators FIRB, ACCC and ASIC. We have advised on many of Australia’s largest public company takeovers, and assisted offshore companies to manage media issues and stakeholder groups during cross-border deals.

Citadel-MAGNUS has also advised on a large number of IPO’s, including numerous private equity backed ASX listings, and subsequent sell-downs. Our Investor Relations practice works alongside the Transactions team to assist newly listed companies build effective investor engagement, once publicly listed.

Who to Contact

Peter Brookes

Managing Director, Founding Partner - Sydney

Peter is a founding Partner of Citadel-MAGNUS and joint Managing Director, based out of the Sydney office. He leads the transaction practice across IPOs and M&A and has 20 years’ experience as an adviser to ASX listed companies across financial corporate communication. Peter has led complex transaction projects, including cross-border deals, and has advised on numerous high profile public listings and trade sale processes. He also worked as a communication adviser in the UK, and prior to that was a OTC derivatives dealer for TulletPrebon.

John Gardner

Managing Director, Founding Partner - Perth

John is a founding Partner of Citadel-MAGNUS and joint Managing Director of the firm based out of the Perth office. He has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate communication and investor relations in Sydney, Perth and London. His experience includes the development of corporate, investor relations and transaction communication strategies for clients across a broad range of sectors. He has led the communication on many highly successful transactions and provided counsel to management on several complex issues in the corporate sector.

Transaction Communication Insights

COVID-19: What it means for capital markets communication

COVID-19: What it means for capital markets communication

Capital markets have been on a wild ride since the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the need for financial communicators to be open, urgent and calming has never been greater. Citadel-MAGNUS founding partner, John Gardner, recently shared some insights with Paul Holmes,...