Complex processes navigated with ease
IPOs are intense. But with Computershare you’ll have guided expertise throughout every stage leading up to your IPO. Industry-best practices ensure a smooth, uninterrupted transaction – reducing complexities at every step.
Experienced, global partner with a strong track record
Benefit from having an expert partner in your corner with proven experience to ensure your IPO runs seamlessly. As an industry leader that has executed thousands of IPOs across the globe, Computershare works hard to keep you on course.
Exceptional customer service delivered
Working hand-in-hand with a dedicated team of IPO experts, you’ll have access to experienced professionals whenever you need them – ensuring you understand all the ins and outs of your transaction.
Innovative technology aligned with your needs of today and tomorrow
Offer your stakeholders self-service technology with Computershare’s advanced digital platform, Investor Centre. And manage shareholder data securely and conveniently with our Issuer Online platform.
With Computershare, you can count on us to:
- Establish existing and new securityholder master files and coordinate share issuances and stock certificate requirements.
- Serve as escrow agent for founders’ shares that are required to be deposited into escrow in accordance with regulatory requirements.
- Implement and issue new shares via the Direct Registration System (DRS) as required, and electronically through the Canadian Depository for Securities (CDS) and Depository Trust Company (DTC).
- Provide certification to the stock exchange for the issuance of IPO shares as well as for total outstanding share balances.
- Participate in the closing call to release shares and credit the underwriters’ account.
- Handle exchange of any existing, privately placed shares to the new publicly traded shares.
- Manage any corporate actions such as secondary offerings or reverse splits.
- Consult on other requirements, as necessary.
Support for your newly public company
Successful execution of your IPO transaction is just the beginning. As a newly public company, there are a mountain of to-dos you’ll need to tackle.
Ongoing transfer agency services
You’ll benefit from our decades of experience in the Canadian market and around the world, offering technology-enabled solutions and professional services tailored to your needs and delivered with enhanced security.
Hold a successful first annual meeting
Our customizable portfolio of annual meeting services allows you to select the meeting components that are most important to your company for your very first AGM.
Engage employees with an equity plan
Whether you need an equity awards program or an employee stock purchase plan, we administer the plan that is right for your company while providing your employees with convenient access to their holdings.
Moving forward with confidence
As you navigate life as a newly public company, you’ll take every step forward with confidence knowing Computershare has you covered with a wide range of intelligent solutions supporting registry and governance needs and requirements.
Modern and digital virtual annual meetings
Enable virtual participation for issuers and shareholders in a meaningful, modern and digital way with Computershare’s virtual meeting solution. Whether you need a totally virtual option or simply a virtual component of your annual meeting, we provide strategies to broaden your shareholder engagement strategy.
To continue your growth, you’ll need the ability to handle future mergers and acquisitions. You need a partner who can make any corporate action happen, no matter the size, scale or geography of your transaction. Working with Computershare means you get a partner with decades of experience managing every type of event and transaction, no matter how unique or complex.
Global capital markets
As you consider expansion into new geographies, having a partner with extensive access to global capital markets and expertise in jurisdictions worldwide is a big win. Whether you need to manage your listing in multiple markets, move securities across borders rapidly, or stay ahead of regulatory and market issues, Computershare has solutions to connect you and your investors to global markets.
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