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Andrea Bonomi, the Dealmaker Challenging Club Med's Go-Private Bid

He saved Ducati and is rescuing Aston Martin, maker of James Bond’s ride. Now, Andrea Bonomi is storming the beaches of Club Med

Andrea Bonomi
Photograph by Robin de Puy

Andrea Bonomi had 72 hours to put together a billion dollars. It was Friday, May 23, and the 49-year-old heir to one of Italy’s old industrial families had received an ultimatum from France’s market regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers: Make a formal bid for Club Méditerranée—Club Med—or be barred for six months from attempting a takeover while another investor group and the current management tried to take the company private.