When Citigate and Dewe Rogerson merged in 1999 it was a marriage of two companies that had been involved in some of the most significant events in the development of modern capital markets.
A major force in financial and corporate communications
Since then, the Company expanded internationally through Europe, Asia and now the Middle East. As with other professional services firms Citigate structures itself across sector lines with specialists dedicated to the industries they cover. These teams are reinforced by experts in public policy, investor relations, research, broadcast and digital communications.
Over the last ten years Citigate has grown into a company which spans all the public relations disciplines. It is ranked by the Financial Times mergermarket as one of the leading M&A advisers. It is also recognised as the market leader in global IPOs in all the main and emerging financial markets with a 25 year track record of success, Citigate has helped raise over US $500 billion in 250 major offerings for issuers, private equity sponsors and governments in the UK, Western Europe and Asia and in CEE, CIS, Russia and other emerging growth markets. Citigate continues to be the adviser of choice for both UK and international transactions and recent work includes the $4.2 billion acquisition of Baldor Electric by ABB, the £223m takeover of Scott Wilson by URS and the $25bn exchange offer by Vimplecom.
A critical element that distinguishes Citigate from its major rivals is that it can offer the full range of communications services to companies, both domestically and internationally. Not only does this reduce its exposure to the volatility of the financial markets creating a well-balanced business but it also gives it the opportunity to expand relationships so that it can be the global agency of choice for major corporations. Citigate’s aim is to extend its network of offices to ensure it can achieve that objective.
All Citigate’s offices advise some of the world’s biggest financial institutions, banks and asset managers. Citigate’s office in Paris has advised EDF and JPMorgan Asset Management whilst the London office is the retained adviser to the London Stock Exchange.
This financial expertise is to be expected given Citigate’s background but the range of our expertise enables us to design and execute communications programmes which build and protect corporate reputations. Our healthcare expertise ranges from fund raising for oncology companies to promoting heart health and dental implants.
Citigate provide a range of services including ligation support, advice on debt restructuring, crisis communications.
We help support the product launches for some of the UK and Europe’s biggest and best-known companies and our impressive client list boasts names such as Kwik-Fit, Halifax, LogicaCMG, Premier Foods, Hitachi, Prudential, Sainsbury’s Bank, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Carphone Warehouse, Lloyds Pharmacy and G4S.
Citigate has a particularly strong emerging market practice, especially in the Middle East, Russia and the former CIS countries, Central and Eastern Europe. Our work in the region includes advising leading listed, private and government institutions on their strategic communications to financial audiences.
Citigate’s paramount concern is to help clients achieve their business objectives.
If you would like to find out more about Citigate or be part of our future please contact us:
Patrick Donovan, Managing Director Financial
Mobile: +44 (0)7767 445 531
Out of hours contact details for transactions.
Jonathan Flint, Managing Director Corporate
Tel: +44 (0)20 7638 9571