“Highly regarded for the quality of his representation in private equity transactions. He acts for a stable of well-known private equity houses in deals across a spectrum of industries.”

Chambers UK 2021

Paul Dolman


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 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 £600 million acquisition of the single strategy asset management business of Old Mutual Wealth and its subsequent sale to Jupiter Asset Management*
    • On the sale of a minority stake in The Access Group to Hg Capital *
    • 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*  
  • 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
    • LLB, Bristol University, 1995
    • English
  • Practices
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