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Our services overview

Our registry services are available regardless of whether the security is to be quoted on a stock exchange or remain unlisted. Our services include acting as a receiving agent to enable dividend and coupon distributions.

Appointing the right registrar is increasingly important as regulatory changes increase the obligations of the issuers.

Becoming CREST enabled and maintaining proper owner register records can be a challenging process, but Avenir’s proven, business-focused approach will be a safe pair of hands to help guide you through key steps on the way.

Avenir also provides comprehensive share registrar and administrative solutions to support non-CREST and private companies. We offer our services for a range of securities including shares, bonds, warrants and options. Avenir ensures that your company is set up with an accurate and auditable share register, which better prepares the business for future growth.

Our Investor Relations administrative support includes large & complex shareholder mailings, General Meeting management, voting services, shareholder query management, managing transfers & transmissions and other support requirements that companies need.

All our team members have first-hand experience from a wide range of Financial Services areas, giving clients the confidence that they are working with an experienced, well-connected team. We differentiate ourselves through our knowledge, experience and friendly approach.

We are known for working closely with clients throughout their business life cycle and guide them through the complex but important area of getting their registry maintenance and settlement processes right. Our team would be delighted to hear from you whatever your query so contact us today to discuss your needs.

Company Formation

Avenir can help guide you successfully through the company formation process. If you are looking to incorporate a company in the UK, Ireland or Channel Islands and you need assistance please contact us for further information.f the journey.

Company Secretarial Services

Avenir offers a range of administrative support services necessary for CREST enablement. We also offer a wide range of investor relations administrative support including large & complex shareholder mailings, General Meeting management, voting services, shareholder query management, managing transfers & transmissions and other support requirements that companies may face. Click here to find out about our Investor Relations and other services. Please contact us for further information.

Corporate Advisers and Corporate lawyers

Avenir collaborates with corporate advisers and lawyers to get companies market ready and CREST enabled. If you are looking for a corporate adviser or lawyer please feel free to contact one of the organisations in our professional network, contact us for further information or read more about our services for equity listings and bond issuance.

ISIN & LEI applications

An ISIN is a code that uniquely identifies a specific securities issue, whilst an LEI is the equivalent international reference for any legal entity participating in financial transactions.  Avenir can apply for an ISIN for each security to be issued and the LEI for each issuer. We assist with GB (UK) and IE (Irish) ISIN numbers. Avenir offers these services to companies who seek a stock exchange listing and for bond issuers.

Subscriptions

Avenir can act as receiving agent working with the issuer and corporate adviser to manage the initial IPO subscription process. Avenir offers these services to companies who seek or have an existing stock exchange listing, to existing or new bond issuers and to unlisted companies and Crowdfunding platforms.

Book building

Avenir collaborates with teams of advisers during the bookbuilding phase. Avenir also works closely with company directors and crowdfunding platform to facilitate bookbuilding and shareholder management. Avenir offers these services to companies who seek or have an existing stock exchange listing, to existing or new bond issuers  and to unlisted companies and Crowdfunding platforms.

Unlisted company share register

Avenir provides comprehensive share registrar and administrative solutions to support companies during and after a fundraising round. We offer our services for a range of securities including shares and bonds for those who do not wish to be listed on an exchange. Avenir ensures that your company is set up with an accurate and auditable share register and provide an automated up to date ‘cap table’. Using Avenir prepares your business for growth. Our services also extend to Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), Crowdfunding platform, Mutual Fund or Venture Capital Trust (VCT). Avenir offers a tailor-made service for unlisted companies and Crowdfunding platforms.

Allotment & Issuance

Once share subscriptions have commenced, share allotment and share issuance follows. We collaborate with teams of advisers and lawyers to support this process. Avenir offers these services to companies who seek a stock exchange listing and for bond issuers.

Electronic Settlement of shares and other securities

Full CREST enablement permits securities to be traded automatically and electronically, both on exchange and broker to broker. Securities can also be held and maintained in dematerialised format, as an alternative to paper certificates. Avenir offers these services to companies who seek or have an existing stock exchange listing, to existing or new bond issuers and to unlisted companies and Crowdfunding platforms.

Corporate actions

Corporate actions cover a broad range of activities such as rights issues, dividends and coupon payments, any of which can have a direct impact on holders of the relevant securities. Avenir provides a comprehensive corporate actions service that ensures the correct administration and completion of any payments, regardless of whether the holder sits inside or outside of the CREST system.

Redemptions

Securities may come to a planned end of life. Avenir will ensure that all necessary steps are considered and accounted for, and that redemptions are completed both timely and professionally.

Investor relations

Once securities are issued, the company has an obligation to keep in touch with its investors. In many cases this may involve sourcing dedicated staff, but these costs may prove restrictive for some companies. Avenir offers a range of bespoke administrative services to manage your investor relations. Whether it is email fulfilment, postage, organising shareholder meetings or dealing with shareholder queries, Avenir can tailor-make an administrative service to suit your needs.

Transfers (buy and sell orders)

Once an order has been placed, electronic securities transfers flow automatically for dematerialised holders in the <CREST> <EUI> <CSD>. For buy and sell transactions which involve paper certificates Avenir handles all transfer documents and transmission documents to ensure legal title transfers properly from one holder to the next. At all times Avenir’s register keeps an auditable record of all the holders of the security. Trading activity is monitored and real-time reports can be downloaded straight into Excel.

CREST enablement

If the issuer is seeking a listing on a stock market, Avenir can help enable the security in CREST for automatic dematerialised settlement. Avenir offers these services to companies who seek a stock exchange listing and for bond issuers.

Paper certificates

Where paper securities certificates are permitted, we facilitate issuance as per the offer documents and articles of association. The Avenir Register also offers online access to view and print securities certificates. Avenir offers these services to companies who seek or have an existing stock exchange listing, for existing or new bond issuers and to unlisted companies and Crowdfunding platforms.

QR codes are now automatically added to physical share certificates to enable easy authentication by counterparties, removing the need for costly dedicated broker helplines.

Moving from an existing registrars

Sometimes a company wants to move from an existing registrar. Avenir has a proven process for guiding companies and advisers through this. Please contact us for further details of this service.

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