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
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
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
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
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