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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10017-3954
United States
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Work Department

Corporate/Capital Markets


Co-Head of the Firm’s Global Capital Markets Practice, Co-Managing Partner of the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office, and a member of the Executive Committee, Josh Bonnie is a leading capital markets practitioner and regularly advises companies on IPOs, spinoffs and other strategic transactions, and on general corporate matters. Josh advised Blackstone, Bumble, Carlyle, Hilton Worldwide, Invitation Homes and MasterCard on their landmark IPOs. Josh also counseled Blackstone on its spinoff of its financial advisory businesses, Dover Corporation on its spinoff of its upstream energy business, Hilton Worldwide on its spinoffs of its real estate and timeshare businesses and Ingersoll Rand on its spinoff of its commercial and residential security businesses.


Joined Firm, 1996; Partner, 2005.


University of Virginia (B.A., 1991); (J.D.,1995).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

(Hall of Fame)

Joshua Ford BonnieSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has a well-rounded and high-end equity offerings practice, driven by a balanced mix of investment bank, private equity sponsor and general corporate clients. The firm has gained further traction in SPAC IPOs and de-SPAC transactions. With its history in private equity, the firm has really benefitted from the trend of private equity sponsors taking their portfolio companies public. The firm has made further progress in representing tech companies and unicorns, thanks in part to the success of its Palo Alto office and the activities of its esteemed private equity clients such as Silver Lake Partners and Blackstone. A team led by leading equity capital markets specialist Joshua Ford Bonnie  advised Blackstone portfolio company Bumble on its headline $2.5bn IPO. Kenneth Wallach also has an excellent record in novel transactions, including for regular client Silver Lake Partners. Joseph Kaufman and Roxane Reardon are highly rated, along with Ryan Bekkerus. William Brentani and Kevin Kennedy are key names in Palo Alto. All named individuals are based in New York unless stated otherwise.