Paul Sheridan represents companies and private equity firms in high-stakes transactions and corporate matters. He serves as Latham’s Global Chair of Private Capital, which encompasses all liquid and illiquid asset classes, including direct lending, restructuring, private equity, private equity finance, real estate, energy and infrastructure, and structured credit. He has served multiple terms on the firm’s Executive Committee; as Chair of the Income Partner & Counsel Committee; and as Global Chair of the Private Equity Practice. 

Mr. Sheridan leverages trusted relationships across the private capital ecosystem and his comprehensive understanding of sophisticated investment strategies to help clients navigate:

  • Leveraged buyouts and other investment transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions, with extensive experience on complex cross-border transactions
  • Private and public offerings
  • Venture capital financings
  • General company representation

Mr. Sheridan maintains an active pro bono practice, including advising the Center for New American Security, a bipartisan national security think tank, for more than a decade. He also serves as a trustee of the Potomac School in McLean, Virginia.

Mr. Sheridan served as a law clerk to Judge James C. Cacheris, Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. 

Mr. Sheridan’s representative clients include:

Investment Firms

  • The Carlyle Group
  • Onex Corporation
  • The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)
  • Radcliff Capital Management
  • Capital Meridian Partners
  • Godspeed Capital Partners
  • Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP)


  • Clark Construction Group
  • Boldyn Networks (formerly BAI Communications)
  • Kastle Systems
  • Allison Transmission

Mr. Sheridan’s significant matters include representing:

  • Accudyne in its:
    • US$1.45 billion sale of Precision Flow Systems, a provider of fluid management systems, to Ingersoll-Rand
    • US$1.2 billion sale of certain assets of Sullair Air Compressor to Hitachi 
  • Avendra in its US$1.35 billion sale to Aramark
  • Boldyn Networks (formerly known as BAI Communications) in acquiring:
    • ZenFi Networks, a provider of digital infrastructure solutions
    • Mobilitie, a telecommunications infrastructure company
  • BC Partners and Carlyle in the US$3.46 billion acquisition of Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial (renamed Accudyne) from UTC
  • Capitol Acquisition Corp. III in its US$2.4 billion combination with Cision 
  • Carlyle in its:
    • US$5.3 billion acquisition of StandardAero, an aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul provider
    • US$3.3 billion sale of Vogue International to Johnson & Johnson
    • US$2.07 billion sale of Landmark Aviation to BBA Aviation
    • US$3 billion sale of its interests in Beats Electronics and Beats Music to Apple 
    • US$1.9 billion sale of Landmark Aviation and Standard Aero Holdings to Dubai Aerospace Enterprise 
    • US$1.4 billion sale of Vought Aircraft to Triumph Group 
    • Investment in software and tech-enabled solutions provider Exiger
  • Carlyle and Onex in their US$5.6 billion acquisition of General Motors’ Allison Transmission business
  • Clarivate Analytics, a subscription-based content, analytics, professional services, and workflow solutions provider, in its US$4.2 billion combination with Churchill Capital Corp.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its US$2.3 billion sale of Mauser Group
  • Ginkgo Bioworks in its US$15 billion business combination with Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp.
  • Godspeed Capital Partners and their affiliates in more than 20 acquisitions
  • Nesco Holdings in its US$1.48 billion acquisition of Custom Truck One Source and its partnership with Platinum Equity
  • Onex and Baring Private Equity Asia in the US$3.55 billion acquisition of Thomson Reuters’ intellectual property and science business
  • Onex and CPPIB in the:
    • US$5.4 billion sale of Gates Corporation to Blackstone
    • US$5 billion acquisition of Tomkins
  • Revolution Growth in multiple transactions, including investments in Sweetgreen and Sportradar
  • Starbucks Corporation in:
    • The US$384 million sale of its Tazo tea business
    • A two-step tender offer process to acquire the remaining 60.5% share of Starbucks Coffee Japan that it had not owned for US$913 million
  • Tomkins in the US$1.1 billion sale of its air distribution business to CPPIB

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1996
  • BA, Harvard College, 1993