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 32 markets 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.
|1969||Established Hill Samuel Australia Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UK merchant bank Hill Samuel & Co Limited.|
|1985||Obtained an Australian Banking licence 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 licence.|
|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 and rebranded as the Green Investment Group (GIG).|
|2018||Entered into binding agreements with the New South Wales Government to design and deliver the Martin Metro Place railway station in Sydney.
Shemara Wikramanayake appointed as Macquarie Group’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
|2019||Macquarie Group celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Announced the five winners of the Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award, a $A50 million philanthropic commitment to address bold ideas and social needs.
|2020||Macquarie Group allocated $A20 million to the Macquarie Group Foundation to support non-profit organisations working to combat COVID-19 and provide relief to affected communities.|