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Corporate Actions

During your high-profile event, choosing the right team for your corporate action is critical to ensure your transaction goes smoothly and shareowner relations remain strong.

Our team has guided the best brands in the world through corporate events for more than 50 years and provides customized solutions that fit the most demanding corporate event requirements.

We offer a breadth of services to meet your needs. Our experienced team consults and coordinates with your company, legal counsel, underwriters, and information agents to ensure your reorganization is handled promptly, efficiently and within industry and government guidelines.

Our deep knowledge and extensive experience are valuable assets – before, during and after your transaction.

Expert guidance when you need it most

There's no such thing as a routine corporate action. The market is constantly evolving. Every company is different, and every deal is different. In this ever-changing landscape, you need people on your team with the experience and insight to guide you through the maze of decisions ahead.

EQ's corporate actions experts bring a level of expertise to your transaction that is second to none. When you bring us in at the planning stage, we'll do more than facilitate your transaction. We'll make sure it's structured to meet your specific needs. After all, you only get one chance to do this right.

Tailored to your specific corporate action:

Spin-off: Restructuring of company that results in a separate entity

Paying agent: Acquirer pays a cash amount to each shareholder of acquired company

Exchange agent: An exchange of shares of the acquired company for stock or stock and cash of the acquiring company

Tender agent: Depositary and paying agent to shareholders of an offer to purchase their shares

Support for

  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Initial & secondary public offerings
  • Tender offers
  • Election offers
  • Spin-offs
  • Dutch auctions
  • Reorganizations
  • Emergence from bankruptcy
Our support doesn't end on the effective date of your transaction. In fact, that's just the beginning.

Dedicated Team

EQ's dedicated corporate actions account team oversees your transaction from beginning to end. You'll have a single point of contact, with access to our entire company's deep expertise and experience, across all functional teams.

Joe Conte, Head of Corporate Actions Products, EQ

Prior to his position at EQ, Joe spent 18 years overseeing corporate actions at the New York Stock Exchange, with responsibility for all corporate actions, new listings and IPO market data announcements for three major equity exchange markets.

Becky Paulson, VP and Account Manager, EQ

Becky has more than 20 years of industry expertise. She has managed a broad array of complex corporate actions ranging from Irish inversions to split-offs, tender offers and IPOs. Additionally, Becky leads a team of account managers, who are responsible for oversight of corporate actions and other client-driven activities.

It's what happens after the transaction that sets us apart

Disciplined process

Mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs require the services of a transfer agent to:

  • provide direction and advice
  • develop shareholder materials
  • handle shareholder inquiries
  • calculate, allocate and distribute proceeds
  • direct communication with the Exchanges and Settlement Facilitators
  • report income and tax withholding

Our culture of accuracy and reliability ensures that best practices are followed for prompt transfer of records, execution of payments and quick resolution of any issues.

EQ has ranked highest among transfer agents in overall client satisfaction for 16 years.

Outstanding service

The more complex the deal, the more your shareholders are impacted. Our clients and their shareholders place a high value on our domestic call center, where our service representatives are well versed in the complexities of corporate transactions and can answer complicated questions with ease. Our goal is to ensure a smooth transaction for you and your shareholders.

Considering a corporate action? Let's talk.

Put our expertise to work for you. After all, you only get one chance to do this right.


Talk to our team today to find out more about EQ's full range of services to meet your organization's needs