​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Founded in Melbourne in 1978, Computershare entered the U.S. market in 2001 with the acquisition of the registry business of Harris Bank in Chicago, and has since grown into the world's foremost transfer agent and investor services provider.

Computershare became a publicly trad​​ed company (ASX: CPU) in 1994 with an initial market value of $25 million, growing over the years to today's market value of nearly $6 billion. We have consistently grown and expanded by entering new markets through strategic acquisitions​ and development of our core businesses.

Now operating in 21 countries with more than 14​,000 employees, our growth has been focused on providing opportunities for companies to attract, engage and manage their diverse stakeholder bases – individual and institutional investors, members, employees and customers – wherever they are in the world.

  • 1978

    Founded in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1994

    Lists on ASX with a market cap of AUD 36 million
  • 1995

    Enters UK market
  • 1997

    Enters New Zealand market
  • 1998

    Acquires Royal Bank of Scotland's transfer agency business Enters South African market Enters Irish market
  • 1999

    Enters Hong Kong market
  • 2000

    Enters US market Enters Canadian market Offers corporate trust, escrow and debt management services
  • 2001

    Enters German market
  • 2003

    Acquires Georgeson
  • 2004

    Enters Indian market
  • 2007

    Enters tenancy deposits market in the UK
  • 2008

    Acquires customer communication solutions company QM Technologies (AU)
  • 2009

    Acquires I-nvestor, an investor services business and enters the Danish and Swedish markets Acquires National City, an investor services business (US) Acquires Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC, a bankruptcy administration business
  • 2010

    Acquires the Employee Equity Services business of HBOS (UK), making Computershare the market leader for plan administration services
  • 2011

    Enters the Italian market Acquires Serviceworks Group (AU), a utility back-office administrator Acquires Specialized Loan Servicing LLC (US), a mortgage loan service provider
  • 2012

    Acquires Shareowner Services business of Bank of New York Mellon (US)
  • 2013

    Acquires Morgan Stanley Global Share Plans Solutions business (Europe) Acquires Olympia Corporate and Shareholder Services assets (Canada)
  • 2014

    Acquires Registrar and Transfer Company (US) Acquires Homeloan Management Limited (UK), a mortgage and loan administration service provider
  • 2015

    Acquires Istifid S.p.A. (Italy)
  • 2016

    Acquires Capital Markets Cooperative and Altavera Mortgage Services (US)
  • 2018

    Acquires Equatex, a leading European employee share plan administration business
  • 2020

    Acquires Corporate Creations and Verbatim (US)

Our global locations

​Our global footprint means we have the scale to maintain robust compliance, audit, risk, financial crime, disaster recovery and business continuity planning programs – offering peace of mind to our clients and their customers.