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Founded in Melbourne in 1978, Computershare has always been an active participant in the Australian and global capital markets, accredited with significant success in regulatory change for the improvement of investor servicing standards and best practices. A commitment to service excellence and open market structures is shared throughout our group of companies and partnerships.


A pioneer in integrated investor services and technology, the company has grown on its successes, listing on the ASX in 1994, extending its initial market capitalisation from AU$36 million to approximately AU$6 billion in 2010, and continuing to invest substantially into technology and product development.


1978
Founded in Melbourne, Australia
1994
Lists on ASX
1995
Enters UK market
1997
Enters New Zealand market
1998
Acquires Royal Bank of Scotland's transfer agency business
Enters South African market
Enters Irish market
1999
Enters Hong Kong market
2000
Enters US market
Enters Canadian market
Offers corporate trust, escrow and debt management services
2001
Enters German market
2003
Enters Russian market
Acquires Georgeson
2004
Enters Indian market
2005
Enters Japanese market
2007
Enters tenancy deposits market
Acquires VEM Aktienbank AG, a German corporate actions bank
2008
Acquires Australian customer communication solutions company QM Technologies
Acquires Busy Bees, a childcare voucher administration business (UK)
Increased ownership of the NRC investor services business (Russia)
2009
Acquires I-nvestor, an investor services business and enters the Danish and Swedish markets
Acquires National City, an investor services business (US)
Acquires Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC, a bankruptcy administration business
2010
Acquires the Employee Equity Services business of HBOS, making Computershare the market leader for plan administration services (UK)
2011
Enters the Italian market
Acquires Serviceworks Group (AU), a utility back-office administrator
Acquires Specialized Loan Servicing LLC (US), a mortgage loan service provider
2012
Acquires Shareowner Services business of Bank of New York Mellon
2013
Acquires Morgan Stanley Global Share Plans Solutions business (Europe)
Acquires Olympia Corporate and Shareholder Services assets from Olympia Financial Group Inc. (Canada)
2014
Acquires Registrar and Transfer Company (USA)

Now operating in over 20 countries, with in excess of 14,000 employees, we are renowned as the only provider of a globally-integrated suite of services supported by its own proprietary technology. Computershare's strategic growth has been focused on providing new opportunities and efficiencies for companies to attract, engage and manage their diverse stakeholder base - individual and institutional investors, members, employees and customers - wherever they are in the world.