Equiniti enhances governance capability with the acquisition of Boudicca Proxy Limited

03 May 2018

Equiniti Group plc, the multinational specialist technology outsourcer, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of Boudicca Proxy Limited (“Boudicca”).

Boudicca is a specialist shareholder engagement company providing expertise in the areas of progressive proxy solicitation, shareholder communications, corporate governance advisory, share ownership analysis and global equity market intelligence.

The acquisition strengthens Equiniti’s offering and provides clients with an expanded range of EQ Boardroom services that enables them to maximise shareholder relationships, gain unique insight into their shareholder base and secure support at key events and in unforeseen situations. The transaction continues Equiniti’s growth strategy to acquire complementary capabilities of value to existing clients.

Guy Wakeley, CEO of Equiniti said: “We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Boudicca, a business which enhances our governance services and will help our clients engage with their shareholders. The focus on shareholder engagement and proxy is an emerging market theme and provides a meaningful opportunity to support our extensive client base and beyond. This further demonstrates the progress we are making in broadening our capabilities.”

Sheryl Cuisia, Managing Director and Founder of Boudicca, said “Since founding Boudicca in November 2011 we have enjoyed great success at delivering elevated and winning solutions for our clients. Equiniti’s size, strength and existing client base will allow us to take a significant step forward in our development. It is an exciting time for us to be joining Equiniti and I look forward to working with Guy and the team.”

 

ENDS

 

For more information:

Alex Child‐Villiers / William Barker

Temple Bar Advisory

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7002 1128

Email: alexcv@templebaradvisory.com / williamb@templebaradvisory.com

 

Notes to Editor:

About Equiniti:

Equiniti is a multinational specialist outsourcer delivering technology‐enabled solutions to some of the best known brands and public‐sector organisations in the UK, including c.70 of the companies in the FTSE 100.

It is the UK’s leading provider of share registration and associated investor services, and also has market leading positions in administration of employee share plans, pension administration and software, and employee benefit schemes.

Equiniti’s services, which are delivered by over 5,000 employees, benefit 28 million people in the UK and 120 countries around the world.

About Boudicca:

A leader in the growing arena of investor communications, and based in London, Boudicca works to secure maximised proxy voting and participation in shareholder meetings and corporate transactions. Boudicca has worked on 300 AGMs, EGMs and M&A transactions for clients in the UK, Europe, North America and crossborder since inception ‐ including some of the most complex proxy voting cases and corporate transactions ‐ and delivered a high rate of success.

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