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About Katie Bentel

Katie is a London-based, dual-qualified senior associate in our global transactions team, specialising in equity capital markets.

Qualified in New York and England & Wales, Katie advises issuers, sponsors and underwriters on a wide range of equity capital markets transactions, as well as providing advice in relation to public M&A and broader corporate advisory and listed company matters.

In 2023/24, Katie was seconded to the Legal Division of the Financial Conduct Authority to support the delivery of the FCA’s proposals to reform the UK’s listing regime and to implement a new regime for public offers and admissions to trading on UK public markets.

Recent work

  • CVC Capital Partners on its 2024 IPO and listing on Euronext Amsterdam;
  • Salik on its 2022 IPO and listing on the Dubai Financial Market;
  • Deliveroo on its 2021 IPO and listing in London;
  • Esken (formerly Stobart Group) on its 2021 placing and open offer and firm placing in London;
  • the underwriters of Helios Towers on its 2019 IPO and listing in London;
  • Airtel Africa on its 2019 IPO and dual listing in London and Lagos;
  • the underwriters of Shaftesbury (2020) and Grainger (2018) on their respective rights issues in London;
  • the underwriters of Quilter on its 2018 IPO and dual listing in London and Johannesburg;
  • the underwriters of Steinhoff Africa Retail (now Pepkor Holdings) on its 2017 IPO and listing in Johannesburg;
  • JOST Werke on its 2017 IPO and listing in Frankfurt;
  • Digi Communications on its 2017 IPO and listing in Bucharest;
  • Dis-Chem Pharmacies on its 2016 IPO and listing in Johannesburg;
  • Steinhoff International Holdings (through IBEX Retail) on its 2023 divestment of shares in Pepco, Nissan on its 2021 divestment of shares in Daimler and Boehringer Ingelheim on its 2020 divestment of shares in Hikma Pharmaceuticals through accelerated bookbuilds and the underwriters of accelerated bookbuilds in Clicks Group (2019) and in Discovery Limited (2018);
  • SSP Group (2020) and Burford Capital (2018) on their respective placings and the underwriters of placings in National Express (2020), Serco Group (2019) and Workspace Group (2018).


University education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, US (JD)
  • University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, US (MSEd)
  • University of Arkansas, US (BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted to practise in New York
  • Solicitor, England and Wales