J.P. Morgan today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Global Shares, a leading cloud-based provider of share plan management software. Global Shares’ employee ownership solutions cover the entire company lifecycle, and caters to corporates worldwide. The deal – the terms of which have not been disclosed – is subject to regulatory approvals and closing. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2022.
Founded in 2005, Global Shares has an expansive client base of over 600 corporate clients that range from early-stage start-ups to mature multinational public corporations. The firm has nearly $200 billion in assets under administration across 650,000 corporate employee participants. It operates with an experienced team of more than 600 employees headquartered in Cork, Ireland and 16 further locations across Europe, the Middle East & Africa, North America and Asia Pacific. Since July 2018, Global Shares has been partnered with specialist fintech investor, Motive Partners.
Over time, J.P. Morgan will integrate Global Shares into its Asset & Wealth Management line of business, supporting the next phase of Global Shares’ growth agenda. The company will remain headquartered in Cork, Ireland.
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