​Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU) has today acquired Gilardi & Co. LLC (Gilardi), a leading class actions claims administrator based in San Rafael, California, USA. The maximum consideration is USD 41 million should earnings thresholds be met. Annual normalised revenues for Gilardi are approximately USD 40 million. Computershare expects the acquisition to be immediately Management EPS accretive.

Gilardi, founded in 1984, is known for its strengths in securities and anti-trust class action claims administration and strongly complements Computershare’s KCC business and its integrated suite of corporate restructuring, class action and legal document support solutions.

Stuart Irving, Chief Executive Officer of Computershare said, “Our class actions claims administration business has seen consistent organic growth over recent years and we see this acquisition as an excellent opportunity to accelerate our market penetration. With strong operational synergies and a growing market, we expect to achieve a post tax return on capital of around 15% within three years of ownership. The combination of Computershare and Gilardi will benefit our joint clientele with a broader range of services and expertise.”

For further information contact: 
Mr Darren Murphy
Head of Treasury and Investor Relations
Ph +61-3-9415-5102

About Computershare

Computershare (ASX: CPU) is a global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications. We also specialise in corporate trust, mortgage, bankruptcy, class action and utility administration, and a range of other diversified financial and governance services.

Founded in 1978, Computershare is renowned for its expertise in high integrity data management, high volume transaction processing and reconciliations, payments and stakeholder engagement. Many of the world’s leading organisations use us to streamline and maximise the value of relationships with their investors, employees, creditors and customers.

Computershare is represented in all major financial markets and has over 15,000 employees worldwide.

For more information, visit www.computershare.com.

About Kurtzman Carson Consultants

Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC (KCC), a Computershare company, provides administrative-support services that help legal professionals realize time and cost efficiencies. With an integrated suite of corporate restructuring, class action and legal document management solutions, KCC alleviates the administrative challenges of today’s legal processes and procedures. KCC has gained client and industry recognition for its industry expertise, professional-level client service and proprietary technologies.

For more information, visit www.kccllc.com 

About Gilardi & Co.​

Gilardi & Co., LLC is a leading provider of services related to legal settlements, with primary services in mass notice, claims analysis, distribution and claimant support. Founded in 1984 by Dennis and Susan Gilardi, Gilardi has served as the claims administrator on some of the largest and most complex class action settlements in history. 

For more information, visit www.gilardi.com