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Mike Bienenfeld

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US partner based in London focussed on equity and debt capital markets, public M&A and SEC advisory work. Significant experience of international corporate and capital markets transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings involving US listed and non-US listed companies.


Associate Linklaters 1998; counsel 2007; partner 2009.


New York Bar


Dartmouth College (1995 BA); Columbia Law School (1998 JD).


Trustee of the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre; enjoys chess, snowboarding and golf

London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets

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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