Most small companies held privately have a limited number of shares held by investors who will usually understand how many shares they hold and their level of liability. However, small businesses that offer an employee ownership program or those that are growing may find they receive some benefits in the form of using an IPO transfer agent to track their shareholder activity. Transfer agents are not a new idea and can have a positive impact on record-keeping at any stage in the life of a company.
Taking records out of the hands of executives
The issue of keeping records regarding who has invested in a company and purchased shares is one that is often given to one member of the board to track and record. However, these records are often difficult to track when schemes such as employee ownership programs are used but for others, the use of an IPO transfer agent can limit any problems. Transfer agents have the skills to update records regularly and push them forward into new areas of business. Employing a dedicated transfer agent is a simple way of lowering costs and staying on top of much-needed records.
Support in many areas of business
When a company is offering shares to investors it is very easy to lose track of the number of shares that have been purchased over time. However, an IPO transfer agent will keep all records in book form to make sure all individuals know exactly where they stand in terms of ownership and offer support for businesses of all sizes. To get daily updates on IPO, follow our Facebook page.