Bonar's work focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and he also regularly advises on equity investments, joint ventures, group re-organisations, and general corporate governance matters, including articles of association and shareholder agreements. He has advised and assisted on deals spanning a broad range of sectors which has included advising UK PLCs, SMEs and high-growth emerging Scottish businesses.
Bonar’s recent experience includes: advising on the sale of a large UK-wide home insurance and maintenance business to a UK energy supplier; advising a UK PLC on the disposal of 13 publishing titles across the south-east of England; advising a leading Scottish motor dealership on the strategic acquisition of a competing business; and advising on the sale of a leading UK provider of online educational courses to an Australian-based purchaser.
After completing his legal studies, Bonar worked in London for several years in financial services dispute resolution. He has considerable experience and a continued interest in the regulated financial services sector.
Additionally, Bonar’s work contributed to MacRoberts being Highly Commended for M&A Team of the Year (Mid-Sized Deal) at the British Legal Awards 2019 and shortlisted for Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.
“I have to pay tribute to our legal team, consisting of David Wylie and Bonar Mercer at MacRoberts. Their wise counsel and tenacity has undoubtedly seen this deal through to a conclusion, often in the face of great adversity."Ian Condie, Founding Director, Kingdom FM