Liam Bonamy has advised private equity funds, corporates, and management teams in complex private equity, M&A, and joint venture transactions for more than 15 years. He has advised on matters across a range of sectors, including consumer, industrials, hospitality, retail, food and beverage, financial services, and real estate.
Liam's private equity work includes acting for investors and management and advising on bolt-on acquisitions and exit processes. Representative transactions include advising Inflexion on its acquisition of the Aspen Pumps Group and advising The Blackstone Group on its €175 million minority equity investment in Superbet, the largest omni-channel sports betting and gaming operator in Romania.
Clients comment that "Liam Bonamy is highly commercial and understands what matters to a private equity sponsor. He is very good at simplifying complex issues down to focus on the key commercial implications" and that his team "really are like an outsourced extension of our investment team" (Legal 500 2022).
Liam has extensive experience in the real estate and hospitality sectors, having spent time on secondment at Hilton Worldwide. His work in the sector includes indirect real estate acquisitions, disposals, and joint ventures and negotiating hotel management and franchise agreements for operators and owners.
The clients Liam has recently advised include Arsenal Capital, Blackstone, BNP Paribas, CBRE, CVC, Eagletree Capital, Goldman Sachs, Inflexion, Koch Industries, Oaktree Capital, Pepper Group, The Riverside Company, and True Capital.
"Liam Bonamy is highly commercial and understands what matters to a private equity sponsor. He is very good at simplifying complex issues down to focus on the key commercial implications."Legal 500
- Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (Legal Practice Course 2006); Mansfield College, Oxford University (B.A. in Jurisprudence 2002)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
- Recognized in The Legal 500 (2022)