Australia’s Computershare, a global transfer agent and technology provider for the financial services industry, announced Monday an agreement to acquire New York-based shareholder services firm Georgeson Shareholder Communications for roughly $115 million in cash.

The cash consideration for the acquisition will be funded entirely through existing cash reserves and debt facilities, Computershare said. The deal also includes incentives based on future performance that could boost the total value of the deal to $124 million. Currently, Georgeson is projecting 2004 revenue of $128 million.

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