SEC Newgate was engaged by global infrastructure constructer, ACCIONA, to provide strategic communications and government relations advice for its acquisition of ASX listed Lendlease’s engineering division.
SEC Newgate successfully positioned ACCIONA as the best acquirer amid the long-running sale process. SEC Newgate engaged with various political stakeholders to alleviate concerns around maintaining local competition in the Australian infrastructure market and articulated the benefits of ACCIONA becoming a top-tier constructor in Australia.
ACCIONA completed the acquisition in September 2020, increasing their infrastructure backlog in Australia to approximately AU$4 billion across a range of private and public sector contracts.
SEC Newgate was a critical part of our advisory team. Their invaluable advice demonstrated a solid understanding of our business, the market environment in which the acquisition was unfolding, as well as the stakeholders influencing our positioning. SEC Newgate’s political, business and media insights and contacts were vital, and their ability to work seamlessly across multiple stakeholders helped successfully position ACCIONA.