When going public, companies and their advisors need a partner that can help them save time, stay compliant and seize change through and beyond an IPO. Computershare believes that good governance comes from good design — the marriage of expert people and innovative technology.

Our experienced teams are ready to manage IPOs of all sizes. With industry-leading technology and advisory services combined with experience as a global financial services provider, you can be confident that each client you refer to Computershare will be handled with care and precision.

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The Computershare Difference

As a corporate governance-led business with a strong record in registry services, employee plans, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications, we’re ideally placed to help your clients adjust to the changing operating rhythms of a listed company.

Our local specialised teams in London, Dublin, Bristol, Edinburgh & Jersey have a proven track record of guiding many of the United Kingdom’s most complex IPOs.

Leading up to your client’s IPO

We guide your clients and implement practical solutions to ensure they are ready for listing.

  • Governance led company secretary support to strengthen governance and mitigate risk
  • Set up and implement solutions for MAR compliance and Insider list management
  • Director training and forward planning
  • Management of complex IPO processes with a dedicated team of experts
  • Sell down support for shareholders and register set up

Launch date + 1 year

Successful execution of the IPO transaction is just the beginning. We guide your clients and help them navigate life as a newly public company.

  • Dividend and AGM management
  • Governance and Entity management
  • Innovative self-service digital technology for your clients and their shareholders (Issuer Online and Investor Centre platforms)
  • Register transactions, FATCA and CRS reporting as required

Growth beyond IPO

We help your client to focus on the future with a partnership approach and a range of stakeholder solutions.

  • Annual Reporting and AGM
  • Ownership intelligence
  • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) advisory services
  • M&A corporate event solutions
  • Employee plans
  • Global capital markets expertise

Our Expert Team

We have supported hundreds of IPOs and have a global reputation for excellence. That’s because whilst the processes can have some similarities, we understand that every company is unique. We take time to think about what would work best for each client throughout the IPO process and beyond. Each client is also assigned a relationship manager to build client knowledge, history and support.

Cecilia Williams
Client Solutions Director, IPO & New Business

“We’ve built an experienced UK team to help our clients IPO intelligently, drawing on expertise gained from working on IPOs of all sizes.”

T: +44 (0)370 889 0061
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Andrew Lyons
Associate Director, IPO

“A tailored approach is taken to each IPO we are involved in — that way every client’s needs are met at what is a crucial time for their business.”

T: +44 (0)797 705 4648
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Chris Guy
New Business & Registry

“Computershare is a governance led registrar and we’re proud to be voted UK’s best registrar from 2015-2021.”

T: +44 (0)771 185 6479

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