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:
- 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)
- MasterCard Incorporated (2006)
- Evercore Partners Inc. (2006)
- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (2005)
- Cohen & Steers, Inc. (2004)
- Accenture Ltd (2001)
The initial public offerings of Blackstone, MasterCard and Accenture were the largest U.S. IPOs of 2007, 2006 and 2001, respectively. 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 Lawyer. Chambers 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.’”
Mr. Bonnie graduated from the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law where he was an editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law. After serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Robert R. Merhige, Jr. (E.D. Va.), Mr. Bonnie joined Simpson Thacher in 1996.
||Hon. Robert B. Merhige, Jr., 1995 - 1996
||University of Virginia School of Law, 1995 J.D.
Virginia Journal of International Law, 1993 - 1995
||University of Virginia, 1991 B.A.