@Oh Brother, Yes. You still get the bonus.
@ Loci. Like negotiations, the involvement of other Mercenaries is woefully underdeveloped and underwhelming. The only purpose they really seem to serve is for a single ambition. Though to be fair, I’d consider the bounty hunters distinct from the mercs you see on the map. If nothing else, the mercs are a visible army chasing you. The bounty hunters just show up in an event, which is a frustrating oversight that can force you into a one sided battle depending on the status of your merc band.