Our story

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 27 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

1969

 

Established Hill Samuel Australia Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UK merchant bank Hill Samuel & Co Limited.

1985

 

Obtained an Australian Banking license as Macquarie Bank Limited.

 

1988

Acquired Chemical Australia Ltd (Australia).

 

1989

London and Munich offices opened (institutional stockbroking).

1990

 

Acquired Boston Australia Ltd (Australia).

1992

 

Acquired Security Pacific (Australia).

1994

 

New York office opened.

1995

 

Hong Kong office opened.

1996

 

Macquarie Bank Ltd publicly listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

1999

 

Acquired the Australian assets of Bankers Trust (Australia, US, Brazil).

2004

 

Acquired the Asian cash equities business of ING Group (Asia, Europe, US).

 

2005

Acquired Cook Inlet Energy Supply (US).

 

2006

Acquired Corona Energy (UK).

 

2007

Established Macquarie Group Limited as a Non-Operating Holding Company.

Acquired Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC (US).

Acquired Orion Financial Inc. (Canada).

 

2008

Established a UK bank, Macquarie Bank International Limited.

Acquired CIT Systems Leasing (US).

 

2009

Acquired Constellation Energy's downstream natural gas trading operations (North America).

2010

 

Acquired Tristone Global Capital Inc (Americas and Europe).

Acquired Delaware Investments (US).

Acquired Fox Pitt-Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller (North America and Europe).

2012

 

Acquired Onstream (UK).

2013

 

Received Hong Kong banking license.

 

2015

Acquired aircraft operating lease portfolio from AWAS Aviation Capital Limited.

2016

 

Entered into an agreement to acquire Esanda dealer finance portfolio from ANZ Banking Group.

 

2017

Macquarie-led consortium acquired the UK Green Investment Bank plc from HM Government.

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