Three principles guide our approach: Opportunity, Accountability and Integrity.
We opened the doors to our Sydney office in 1969 with three people. Now we're a global business.
On 10 December 1969, Macquarie’s predecessor organisation, Hill Samuel Australia, opened its doors with three staff and an ambition to provide advisory and investment banking services of an international standard to the Australian market.
Now we are a global business operating in over 25 countries and with specialist expertise in areas such as resources, agriculture and commodities, energy and infrastructure, with a particular knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region.
Since its inception, Macquarie has differentiated itself by focusing on new opportunities, both in product and geography, progressively building expertise in these disciplines and expanding into adjacent areas.
Here are some of the key events that have shaped our evolution into a uniquely diversified business.
Here are some of the key events that have shaped our evolution into a uniquely diversified business
Established Hill Samuel Australia Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UK merchant bank Hill Samuel & Co Limited.
Obtained an Australian Banking license as Macquarie Bank Limited.
Acquired Chemical Australia Ltd (Australia).
London and Munich offices opened (institutional stockbroking).
Acquired Boston Australia Ltd (Australia).
Acquired Security Pacific (Australia).
New York office opened.
Hong Kong office opened.
Macquarie Bank Ltd publicly listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Acquired the Australian assets of Bankers Trust (Australia, US, Brazil).
Acquired the Asian cash equities business of ING Group (Asia, Europe, US).
Acquired Cook Inlet Energy Supply (US).
Acquired Corona Energy (UK).
Established Macquarie Group Limited as a Non-Operating Holding Company.
Acquired Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC (US).
Acquired Orion Financial Inc. (Canada).
Established a UK bank, Macquarie Bank International Limited.
Acquired CIT Systems Leasing (US).
Acquired Constellation Energy's downstream natural gas trading operations (North America).
Acquired Tristone Global Capital Inc (Americas and Europe).
Acquired Delaware Investments (US).
Acquired Fox Pitt-Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller (North America and Europe).
Acquired Onstream (UK).
Received Hong Kong banking license.
Acquired aircraft operating lease portfolio from AWAS Aviation Capital Limited.
Entered into an agreement to acquire Esanda dealer finance portfolio from ANZ Banking Group.
Macquarie-led consortium acquired the UK Green Investment Bank plc from HM Government.