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Jason Manketo

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Capital markets.


Global Co-head of Equities. Represents European and emerging market issuers, sponsors, founders and investment banks in connection with equity and debt capital markets transactions in the international public and private markets, as well as U.S. M&A. His practice focuses primarily on the UK, Benelux and MENA regions, and he has developed particular expertise advising issuers in the financial services, fintech, retail and infrastructure sectors. Based in London for more than 20 years, he also regularly provides ongoing corporate and compliance related advice to corporate clients of the firm.


Associate, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, New York 1993-95; associate, global equity and debt markets group, Linklaters, London 1996-2001; partner 2002.


New York Bar Association; American Bar Association.


Northwestern University (1990 BA Economics and Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa); Stanford Law School (1993 JD).

London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Jason Manketo - Linklaters LLP

Within: Equity capital markets

Given the commerciality and breadth of industry knowledge within the team’, Linklaters LLP’ equity capital markets department is ‘one of the highest quality groups’ in the City. It attracts instructions from issuer, sponsor and underwriter clients and has been involved in a number of recent UK main market IPOs. Jason Manketo, who jointly leads the department, acted for Credit Suisse Securities as global coordinator of Detsky Mir’s £295m IPO, which was offered to Russian and international investors. Mike Bienenfeld and James Wootton, ‘an exceptional young partner’, acted for multiple banking syndicates as joint managers, global coordinators, and bookrunners, in addition to UBS as sponsor, on ConvaTec Group’s IPO, which raised £1.46bn and was the largest UK IPO of 2016. Joint practice head John Lane helped advise Metro Bank on its £400m IPO – one of the few successful London IPOs in Q1 2016. In another issuer-side mandate, Iain Wagstaff assisted CMC Markets with its IPO offering to qualified US and UK investors and a further offer to retail investors. In the wider European market, the London group led a cross-office team that advised the underwriters on Dutch-insurer ASR’s IPO on Euronext Amsterdam. The department was also involved on the issuer’s side of the Countryside Properties IPO, and on the underwriter’s side of the CYBG IPO.

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