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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.


  • Inflexion Private Equity acquires Aspen PumpsJones Day advised Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, one of the UK's leading mid-market private equity firms, on its acquisition of the Aspen Pumps group from 3i Group plc.
  • Blackstone Group invests €175 million (US$196.4 million) in Superbet RomaniaJones Day advised The Blackstone Group in its €175 million (US$196.4 million) minority equity investment in Superbet, the largest omni-channel sports betting and gaming operator in Romania.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners' portfolio company Fenzi Holdings acquires Advanced Glass Technologies business of Johnson Matthey PLCJones Day represented Arsenal Capital Partners' portfolio company, Fenzi Holdings SPV S.p.A., in the acquisition and financing of the Advanced Glass Technologies business of Johnson Matthey PLC, which manufactures advanced glass enamels, precious metal pastes and conductive inks for use in automotive glass and other industry applications.
  • Pepper Group to sell Pepper European Servicing to Link Group for €165 millionJones Day is advising Pepper Group Limited, a leading diversified global consumer finance business, in connection with its sale of Pepper European Servicing (PES) to Link Group.
  • True Capital invests in Hush Homewear LimitedJones Day advised True Capital on its investment in Hush Homewear Limited, a digital fashion and lifestyle brand.
  • CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of international separate account client, acquires Premier Place, Devonshire Square, LondonJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of an international separate account client, in the acquisition of Premier Place, Devonshire Square, London.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company Arc acquires rural and leisure portfolio from Fortem InternationalJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company Arc of five rural sector events from Fortem International.
  • Barings sells portfolio of light industrial assets on behalf of institutional client to Starwood Capital Group for £200 millionJones Day represented Baring International Investment Limited in connection with the sale of 10 UK urban industrial estates totaling 1.6 million square feet on behalf of an institutional client to Starwood Capital Group for £200 million.
  • Passion Capital sells UK Vehicle Ltd to Cazoo Holdings LimitedJones Day advised Passion Capital in the sale of the entire issued share capital of UK Vehicle Ltd, a data services business, to Cazoo Holdings Limited; and the immediate repurchase of the entire issued share capital of Car and Classic Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary company of UK Vehicle Ltd, by certain parties including Passion Capital.
  • StepStone Group forms joint venture with ActivumJones Day advised StepStone Group LP on the formation of a joint venture with Activum SG, an investor in European real estate related sectors, in connection with its investment in four residential and commercial real estate assets located in Spain and Germany.
  • Riverside sells portfolio company OrthoD Group Limited to Apposite CapitalJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of its portfolio company OrthoD Group Limited, a leading innovator, manufacturer, and provider of clinically-proven, targeted orthopaedic products and solutions, to Apposite Capital.
  • INVISTA sells Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment HoldingJones Day advised INVISTA, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its sale of INVISTA’s Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding.
  • CP Electronics, a portfolio company of Inflexion, sold to LegrandJones Day advised the shareholders of CPE Topco Limited, the holding company of CP Electronics Limited, including funds advised by Inflexion Private Equity Partners and management shareholders, on the disposal of the entire issued share capital of CPE Topco Limited to Legrand Electric Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Legrand SA, a company listed on Euronext Paris.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires HistoGeneX and Caprion BiosciencesJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on major investments in HistoGeneX and Caprion Biosciences and the subsequent combination of the two businesses.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners invests in Hines Pan-European Core FundJones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners Limited in connection with the investment by certain of its clients in Hines Pan-European Core Fund, an open-ended non-listed pan-European diversified core fund.
  • CB Richard Ellis acquires interest in H2O Rivas Shopping Centre in MadridJones Day advised CB Richard Ellis Real Estate Group Services Inc. in its acquisition of an interest in the H2O Rivas Shopping Centre in Madrid, Spain.
  • Riverside invests in FadataJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in Fadata, a provider of software solutions for international providers of life and property & casualty insurance. Charles Taylor, a London-based global insurance service business, acted as co-investor.
  • Loungers completes £185 million IPO on AIMJones Day represented Loungers plc, an operator of 146 cafés, bars, and restaurants across England and Wales, in connection with its £185 million (US$239 million) initial public offering on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Baird Capital sells interest in Radius to VistraJones Day represented Baird Capital in connection with its sale of interest in Radius, a leading global accounting and administration company which provides clients with increased resources, an enhanced knowledge base, and a dedicated proprietary software platform, to support overseas office activities, to Vistra.
  • Park Place Technologies acquires UK-based third-party maintenance provider MCSA Group LimitedJones Day advised Park Place Technologies in its acquisition of MCSA Group Limited, a UK-based, business-critical IT services and solutions provider.
  • Sanofi sells Holmes Chapel manufacturing site to RecipharmJones Day advised Sanofi on the sale to Recipharm of its contract manufacturing business located in Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom.
  • Fourth Alcuin Fund acquires minority stake in Air Charter ServiceJones Day represented The Fourth Alcuin Fund LP, a fund managed by Alcuin Capital Partners LLP, in connection with its minority stake investment in Air Charter Service, a global leader in providing aircraft charters.
  • Euronext attempts to acquire LCH.Clearnet SAJones Day advised Euronext N.V. in its attempted €510 million (US$530 million) all-cash offer to LCH.Clearnet Group Limited and London Stock Exchange Group plc to acquire LCH.Clearnet SA, a leading EMIR-authorized central counterparty serving Euronext's markets, pan-European electronic trading platforms, and OTC markets, which is headquartered in Paris with branches in Amsterdam and Brussels, as well as a representative office in Porto.
  • Owens Corning acquires Paroc Group, a leading European mineral wool manufacturer, for approximately €900 million (US$1.04 billion)Jones Day advised Owens Corning in its acquisition of Paroc Group, a leading producer of mineral wool insulation for building and technical applications in Europe, from CVC Capital Partners for an enterprise value of approximately €900 million ($1.04 billion).
  • CVC Capital Partners acquires Teva's International Women's Health assets for $703 millionJones Day advised CVC Capital Partners in its $703 million acquisition of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's International (non-US), Women's Health assets.
  • Cement Invest acquires from HeidelbergCement 50 percent of its Georgian businessJones Day advised Hunnewell Partners, in connection with its formation of Cement Invest B.V., a joint venture with the Georgian Co-Investment Fund, and Cement Invest’s acquisition from HeidelbergCement Central Europe East Holding B.V. of 50 percent of the voting interests in its Georgian business.
  • Deezer enters into exclusive distribution agreement with Rotana, leading media group in Middle EastJones Day is assisting Deezer, a leader in music streaming, in the negotiation and execution of an exclusive distribution agreement with Rotana Group, the leading media group in the Middle East, to distribute Rotana's audio and video content catalogue exclusively on Deezer's platform in the Middle East and North Africa regions.