SYDNEY —Morrow Sodali has acquired Australian corporate comms consultancy Domestique, furthering the stakeholder engagement firm’s global expansion.

The addition of Domestique, which also specializes in reputation management, will enable Morrow to offer expanded services in areas including strategic and financial comms, public affairs, M&A and activism, ESG consulting and corporate branding among others.

Founded in 2013 by Ross Thornton, Lauren Thompson, and Jim Kelly, Domestique works with Australian and international companies on reputation management issues, transaction communications involving large scale M&A and IPOs, strategic investor relations, public affairs advisory and listed company disclosure.

The three co-founders, as well as managing partners Jon Snowball and Helen Karlis, will become Morrow shareholders. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

The purchase of Domestique follows Morrow’s November 2022 acquisition and integration of Australian financial comms and investor relations firm Citadel-Magnus. In April 2022, TPG Growth acquired a majority stake in Morrow with an eye on furthering worldwide growth.

"Domestique has an incredible reputation as a trusted advisor to leading Australian and global businesses and has provided counsel on many of the largest and most complex financial transactions in recent Australian history,” said Morrow Sodali international CEO Christian Sealey.

“The combination of Domestique and Citadel-Magnus brings together a powerhouse of complementary, expert advisers that will deliver an unprecedented level of experience and knowledge to the Australian and APAC market. This acquisition is a significant development for Morrow Sodali in the region and is in line with our global strategy to create a unique, highly differentiated, full-service proposition," he said.