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Accurate, timely and personalized service

Our distinctive approach to escrows has helped mergers and acquisitions, subscription offerings, litigation settlements and other matters move forward quickly. Every escrow transaction is different and to ensure a smooth deal we tailor our services to meet your needs.

Our team of experienced escrow professionals keeps our contract revisions limited and the KYC (Know Your Customer) process simple, so that you can close your deal quickly and accurately. Use your escrow agreement or ours; we will work with you to finalize the agreement to meet your timeline.

We offer:
  • Mergers and acquisition escrows
  • Performance guarantee escrows
  • Litigation escrows
  • Collateral escrows


Services include:
  • Paying agency
  • A suite of deposit investments
  • Tax reporting
  • Tailored template agreements
  • Online reporting and electronic statements
  • Most importantly, our team will work closely with your deal team to develop control and security procedures to help you mitigate your risk for your transaction

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  • 75+ currencies

    foreign exchange and distributions

  • $1.2 trillion

    in funds movement

  • 30 million checks delivered

    22 million electronic fund transfers

*Data for the 12-months ending 06/30/2023. DUA includes all issues within the paying agency system of record. All totals are in USD. CAD to USD exchange rate .75 on 06/30/2023.

We cross borders

Unlike many banks, we can hold and distribute your escrow funds directly in foreign currencies and with support in your local time zone. Through our affiliate global banking partners, we can facilitate foreign currency payments, so that you can set up your escrow with a U.S. partner rather than a separate international division of a regional bank. We make escrows involving cross-border or emerging markets transactions easier.


Computershare does not provide legal or tax accounting services for its customers. Customers should always consult their own professional tax and legal advisors in connection with any effort to qualify a particular transaction for favorable treatment under applicable tax laws and regulations.



Why Computershare?

Computershare Corporate Trust is an industry leader with decades of experience as a provider of trustee and sophisticated agency services for private and public companies, investment bankers, asset managers as well as governments and institutions.

$5.3 Trillionof debt under administration
$347.8 Billionin assets under administration
$1.2 Trillionin funds movements

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Wells Fargo CTS is now Computershare Corporate Trust

We offer a wide range of services that fulfill our clients’ unique and emerging needs in corporate and structured finance, debt issuance and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

With the acquisition of Wells Fargo CTS in November 2021, Computershare Corporate Trust is among the top providers in the US ranking #1 in CMBS, CRE CLO and top 3 in RMBS, CLO, ABS and Investment Grade, Municipal and Convertible Debt. Our team of more than 2,000 employees continues our commitment to delivering the highest standards of service and value to our entire client base.