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We offer industry-leading shareholder services through Link Market Services to a wide range of corporates, issuers and business managers. We are the largest UK share registrar providing services to more than 1,300 companies large and small across the UK.

We administer share plans for over 200 clients and have worked on more than 50% of UK IPOs since 2005. Our unique place in the market, combined with our partnership and relationship management approach, enables us to play a vital role in connecting issuers with 5 million shareholders around the world.

New companies 

Our team provides tailored services to support you before, during and after listing, including shareholder communications, investor analysis and company secretarial services. We can also help with company formation and administration services.

Established companies

For larger and established companies we provide a range of services including:

  • Register management; everything from administration and shareholder communications and our online shareholder portal through to corporate action advisory services
  • Employee share plans; we can set up and manage a range of share plans, and provide support to help increase the response to your employee share plans through effective communication programmes and dealing options
  • Investor relations; we partner with you to achieve the best investor relations programme for your business, including shareholder analysis and proxy solicitation services.

In conjunction with these, we offer a range of share dealing services supporting you and your stakeholders. Through our online services, your employees, executives and private shareholders can easily buy and sell shares, including specific programmes such as a share plans. We also handle large orders for companies through activities such as share buybacks, treasury purchases and Employee Benefit Trust (EBT) top ups.    

Our experienced company secretarial team can also help you with all areas of your governance including assistance with your AGM, training and supporting your Board and regulatory compliance.

Contact details:

David Kilmartin - Business Development Director, Link Market Services
+44 (0)20 7954 9773

Paul Etheridge - Associate Director, Link Market Services
+44 (0)20 7954 9706

David Isaacs - Head of Switch & Share Plans. Link Market Services
+44 (0)20 7954 9752

Shareholder registration

We deliver shareholder services for companies and funds predominantly listed on AIM or London’s main market, and the Irish Stock Exchange. Our experienced teams support onshore and offshore companies and are involved in every aspect of the market, from registrar functions to highly specialised areas like corporate actions.

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Investor relations

In conjunction with our new sister company Orient Capital, the largest analyser of share registers globally and the dominant provider of equity ownership analytics, we support listed companies in multiple markets with their investor relations’ responsibilities and requirements.

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Share dealing

Our share dealing services provides a comprehensive and efficient way for your shareholders, executives and employees to buy and sell shares at real time market prices.

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Share plans

We provide flexible and tailor made share plan solutions to meet your client needs, ranging from all-employee plans to bespoke executive plans. Additionally, we offer comprehensive services that include share plan administration, share option and grant valuations.

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Initial Public Offering (IPO)

We are a leading provider of IPO services with tailored services to support you before, during and after listing, including full assistance for any retail elements. Our experience in delivering IPO solutions is unrivalled in the industry, having supported circa 50% of all UK listings since 2005.

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Depositary interest

We provide Depositary Interest services for overseas companies to raise capital through the London equity markets. Services include set-up and management of the registration process, incorporation of Euroclear legal framework and opinions, robust due diligence and set-up, transition to CREST, electronic settlement on the main market, AIM and SFM, standard CREST instructions for proxy voting and dividend distribution.

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