Michael Houlder is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department. He advises clients on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, and general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Houlder was an associate in the private equity group of an international law firm and spent time on secondment at a global buyout firm.

Mr. Houlder’s transactions include advising:

  • CVC on its investment, alongside Oakley Capital, in TechInsights Inc., a leading provider of IP services and advanced technology analysis across a broad range of devices and markets
  • A private equity sponsor on its acquisition of Europe’s largest health and wellness retailer*
  • A global technology corporation on its acquisition of a leading software company*
  • A private equity sponsor on its acquisition of a leading provider of supply chain solutions*
  • A multinational corporation on the disposal of its UK flower delivery business*
  • A healthcare corporation on its public takeover of an international aesthetics company*
  • A real estate investment firm on its acquisition of a major development site in prime central London*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC (Distinction), BPP Law School, London, 2015
  • LLB (First Class Honours) in Law, University of Bristol, 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English