Paul Dolman is an M&A lawyer with more than 20 years of experience focusing on UK and international private equity transactions. 

Mr. Dolman has extensive experience advising institutional investors on investments and divestments, as well as private equity-backed companies on M&A and other corporate matters.

Mr. Dolman has commented and written extensively on private equity, including contributing the chapter entitled “Acquisition Documentation” to Private Equity: A Transactional Analysis.

Mr. Dolman’s representative experience includes advising:

  • Bridgepoint Capital 
    • On its partnership with MiQ, one of the largest global programmatic media partners in the world
    • On its acquisition of SPP Process Technology Systems and its subsequent sale to Orbotech*
    • On the £835 million sale of Oasis Dental to BUPA*
    • On the acquisition of the administration and fiduciary services business of Appleby and its subsequent US$750 million sale to Ocorian*
    • On the carve-out of the schools business of Cambridge Education Group and its sale to Bright Scholar*
    • And its investee company Element on the £620 million recommended cash offer for Exova plc*
    • And its investee company Wiggle on its acquisition of Bike24*
  • TA Associates
    • On its strategic growth investment in Hornetsecurity, a leading international cloud security and compliance SaaS provider
    • On the sale and reinvestment of The Access Group, a leading provider of business management software
    • On its agreement to merge Enscape, a leading developer of real-time rendering and design workflow technology for the architecture, engineering and construction industries, and Chaos, a world leader in photorealistic rendering technology
    • On its strategic growth investment in Adcubum AG, a leading Swiss health and property & casualty (P&C) insurance software provider, and tech11 GmbH, a fast-growing insurance software provider serving the P&C market in Germany and across Europe
    • On the sale of a significant minority stake in software vendors IFS and WorkWave to Hg, a leading software and services investor
    • On its £600 million acquisition of the single strategy asset management business of Old Mutual Wealth and its subsequent sale to Jupiter Asset Management*
    • On the acquisition of Biocomposites*
    • On the acquisition of Belgium headquartered CMOSIS and its subsequent sale to ams AG*
    • On the acquisition of a minority stake in Czech headquartered Eurowag*
    • On the sale of Cath Kidston to Barings Private Equity*
    • On the acquisition of Auction Technology Group and the simultaneous acquisition of Proxibid*
    • On the acquisition of a minority stake in Swedish headquartered IFS alongside EQT*
    • On the sale and reinvestment in German headquartered Thinkproject alongside EQT*
    • On the acquisition of the Fairstone Group, the UK wealth management business*
    • On the acquisition of the Netrisk Group, the leading online insurance brokerage in Central & Eastern Europe*  
  • The selling shareholders, including TA Associate and HG Capital in connection with the sale of The Access Group, a leading provider of business management software
  • A private equity consortium led by Astorg and Epiris on the £1.6 billion UK Takeover Code offer for Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc, a leading financial news and information business
  • Epiris on the acquisition of Inchcape Shipping Services, a global provider of maritime services to ship owners, operators, and charterers
  • capital D, the next-generation private equity fund manager, on the sale of Qmee, the UK-based app survey platform and fraud prevention technology provider, to Kantar
  • Hellman & Friedman on the sale of SSP to LDC*
  • Equistone on the MBO of Hydrasun Limited and its subsequent sale to Investcorp*
  • Graphite Capital
    • On its acquisition of Random42 from Vespa Capital*
    • On its acquisition of Horizon Care*
  • Ardian on the sale of EAT to Pret*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Diploma in Law, Bristol University, 1996
    with distinction
  • LLB, Bristol University, 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English