Why verification matters: how shareholdings change over time

Why verification matters: how shareholdings change over time

Companies are constantly changing; they may rebrand, merge, be acquired, or even cease to trade, which can result in shares being affected. In estate administration, if the Deceased owns shareholdings, it’s important to verify them to ensure they are correctly declared and able to be sold or transferred.

Title Research’s blog looks into two well-known British companies, British Gas and Cadbury, that have been merged or acquired over the years. They explore:

• How these changes can affect shareholders
• What may happen to shares when UK and US companies merge
• The additional work that may be necessary when dealing with complicated shares

Click here to read the blog.

Title Research provides a range of genealogical research and asset repatriation services for legal professionals. Their services are designed to streamline the estate administration process, assist you with locating missing people or assets, and mitigate the risk of future dispute or complications. If you have any questions about genealogical research, asset repatriation, or how you can work with Title Research, call them on 0345 87 27 600 or email [email protected].

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