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Eric Bonach Managing Director

New York T: 212.371.5999

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Eric Bonach provides strategic communications counsel to companies involved in transformative and special situations, including mergers and acquisitions, SPAC transactions, shareholder activism defense and proxy contests, unsolicited takeovers and corporate crises. He also specializes in financial communications and reputation management, working closely with companies to develop and enhance their public and investor relations programs. Eric has managed communications challenges across many industries for organizations including, among others: Absolute Software, Accel Entertainment, BIG3 Basketball, Calpine, Compass Minerals, ConocoPhillips, Coty, Cruise Automation, F5 Networks, Lam Research, NXP Semiconductors, SJW Group, TC Energy, T-Mobile, TPG, Two Roads Hospitality, Univision, U.S. Steel, among others.

Prior to joining Abernathy in 2018, Eric was the Global Head of Communications for a publicly traded technology company in Los Angeles for which he managed all external and internal communications. Before that Eric was the Corporate / Financial Communications lead for Burson-Marsteller’s L.A. office. Eric began his career in financial communications at Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher where he spent eight years, most recently as a Director in the firm’s New York office. He received his B.S. in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Representative Experience

  • Univision on its proposed acquisition of Groupo Televisa’s content assets
  • Forbes Global Media on its SPAC transaction with Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited
  • Callon Petroleum on its proposed acquisition of Primexx
  • Absolute Software on its acquisition of NetMotion
  • Compass Minerals on its announcement of a new resource
  • ConocoPhillips on its acquisition of Concho Resources
  • Arch Capital on its acquisition of Watford Holdings
  • U. S. Steel on its transformative investment in Big River Steel
  • TPG on its SPAC transaction with Accel Entertainment
  • Coty on its exploration of strategic alternatives for its professional beauty business
  • T-Mobile on its pending merger with Sprint
  • BIG3 Basketball on its proposal to acquire 21 FOX regional sports networks from Walt Disney
  • SJW Group on its acquisition of Connecticut Water Services and defense against Cal Water hostile tender offer
  • Two Roads Hospitality on its acquisition by Hyatt Hotels
  • Cruise Automation on naming former General Motors President as CEO
  • Butterfield Bank on its acquisition of ABN AMRO Channel Islands
  • ResMed on its acquisition of HB Healthcare
  • NXP Semiconductors on the termination of its planned acquisition by Qualcomm

Education

  • University of Colorado at Boulder, B.S. in Political Science

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Tightlined Conservation Coalition, Board Member and Secretary

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