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Joshua Ford Bonnie

Joshua Ford Bonnie

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


Joshua Ford Bonnie is one of the preeminent IPO lawyers in the United States and regularly counsels public companies on general corporate and securities law matters.

Josh has extensive experience with complex IPOs, including those employing UP-C and other multiple-tier umbrella partnership structures and has advised a significant number of companies on their initial public offerings, including Hilton Worldwide (the largest IPO in history by a hospitality company and the second largest US IPO of 2013), The Carlyle Group, Blackstone (the largest US IPO of 2007) and MasterCard Incorporated (the largest US IPO of 2006). 

Josh has also advised on significant strategic transactions, including:

  • Ingersoll Rand on its 2013 spin-off of its commercial and residential security businesses and 2009 reorganisation incorporating its parent company in Ireland;
  • The Carlyle Group on the 2010 and 2007 investments in that firm by Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi-based strategic development and investment company;
  • Blackstone on its announced plan to spin off of its financial advisory businesses and on its 2007 sale of US$3 billion of non-voting common units to a sovereign wealth fund established by the People’s Republic of China.

Josh has been featured in The American Lawyer’s ‘Dealmakers of the Year’ and is recognised as one of the leading capital markets practitioners in the United States by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Legal 500 and PLC Which Lawyer?




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