Whenever a merger or acquisition takes place, there are always securityholders who do not exchange or cash in their old shares when the resulting new entity is formed. Anywhere from 10–20% of registered investors can still have unclaimed entitlements for months, or even years, after a merger or acquisition.
Georgeson first established global asset reunification programs 60 years ago and have been at the forefront of the asset reunification business ever since. We specialize in reuniting investors with their forgotten or unclaimed assets, such as shares or cash, and are constantly pushing the boundaries of our service to deliver a true competitive advantage to you and your investors.
Georgeson specializes in designing and implementing research and location services tailored to meet your organization’s needs and specifications. We provide asset reunification services to a range of companies, locating securityholders that they have lost contact with or to return unclaimed assets to their investors. By locating investors and helping to explain their options, then working with them throughout the claim process, we deliver satisfied investors and a streamlined securityholder registry for the company.
An asset reunification program demonstrates good governance and improves securityholder satisfaction, while reducing securityholder maintenance costs for the company. To date, we have reunited over 1.5 million investors around the world with more than 1 billion dollars of unclaimed entitlements. Regardless of the outcome, there is never a cost to the issuer, and for investors, our fee is fully disclosed.