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“China is an unfamiliar source of investment in many sectors within Australia and often prone to misrepresentation. As a result, it’s not always easy for Chinese-backed companies to acquire assets in sensitive sectors such as resources. Despite being outbid on a number of occasions, Yancoal recently acquired Coal and Allied from Rio Tinto in a highly contested deal. One of the keys to our success was our ability to pro-actively frame the acquisition in a positive way with the Australian government and regulators. Statecraft played a critical role in shaping and communicating our messages to various Australian Government decision-makers to ensure they understood the benefits associated with Yancoal’s acquisition.”

– Reinhold Schmidt, CEO


“Statecraft has a unique ability to understand what will work commercially, financially and politically. This perspective has helped identify and prove up opportunities in government that are both realistic and compelling.”

– Craig Mackenzie, EGM Commercial

Bouygues Construction Australia:

“Statecraft has been particularly helpful in building our understanding of the commercial and procurement drivers across the public sector and developing strategies to grow Bouygues Construction Australia’s business in our target markets.”

– Ian Gunter, National Business Development Director

GO Foundation:

“Statecraft was instrumental in giving the GO Foundation a fuller understanding of the Indigenous education sector in Australia and the other collaborative models that exist globally. Statecraft provided out-of-the-box strategic thinking under very tight frames and were a pleasure to work with. The perspective that Statecraft brought to the table was central to the strategic models we put in place. We couldn’t have done it without them.”

– Shirley Chowdhary, CEO