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Joshua Ford Bonnie

Joshua Ford Bonnie

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

New York, NY, USA


Joshua Ford Bonnie is a partner in Simpson Thacher’s Corporate Department. Mr. Bonnie routinely represents issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities.  Mr. Bonnie is also active in the Firm’s Public Company Advisory Practice and regularly advises a number of public companies on general corporate and securities law matters.

Mr. Bonnie has advised a significant number of companies on their initial public offerings, including:
  • Brixmor Property Group Inc. (2013) – the third largest U.S. REIT IPO in history
  • Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. (2013)
  • The Carlyle Group L.P. (2012)
  • Regional Management Corp. (2012)
  • FXCM Inc. (2010)
  • DynaVox Inc. (2010)
  • The Blackstone Group L.P. (2007) – the largest U.S. IPO of 2007
  • MasterCard Incorporated (2006) – the largest U.S. IPO of 2006
  • Evercore Partners Inc. (2006)
  • Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (2005)
  • Cohen & Steers, Inc. (2004)
  • Accenture Ltd (2001) – the second largest U.S. IPO of 2001

Mr. Bonnie has also advised a number of companies on significant strategic transactions, including Blackstone on its sale of $3 billion of non-voting common units to a sovereign wealth fund established by the People’s Republic of China and The Carlyle Group on the 2007 and 2010 investments in that firm by Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi-based strategic development and investment company.  Mr. Bonnie also counseled Ingersoll Rand on its 2009 reorganization incorporating its parent company in Ireland.

Mr. Bonnie has also represented major investment banking firms, including BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley.

Mr. Bonnie was featured in the American Lawyer’s “Dealmakers of the Year” in 2008, is recognized in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500 United States as one of the leading capital markets practitioners in the United States and is endorsed by PLC Which LawyerChambers says “[a]s a young up-and-coming name, Joshua Ford Bonnie is considered one of the sector’s future stars. Numerous sources refer to his ‘tremendously knowledgeable and calm demeanor’ as well as his ‘practical sense and deep understanding of his client’s issues.’”

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