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Mishcon de Reya advises on the management buyout of TrustedHousesitters by Mayfair Equity Partners

Posted on 3 January 2024

Mishcon de Reya’s Private Equity team has advised the management team of TrustedHousesitters on the management buyout backed by Mayfair Equity Partners. The partnership will further accelerate growth and support product innovation across its core markets in the UK, US, Europe and Australia and values the business at over $100 million.

TrustedHousesitters is a travel solution for people with pets which connects pet owners with pet sitters around the globe. Pet owners can find verified sitters to look after their pets whilst they're away from home and, in return, sitters are able to visit destinations across the globe. The company was founded in Brighton in 2010 and has facilitated over 10 million nights of pet sitting. With a 158% year-on-year growth in 2022, it operates in more than 140 countries saving pet owners and travellers thousands of pounds annually in accommodation and pet care costs.

The team at Mishcon de Reya was led by Nadim Meer and comprised lawyers from the firm's Private Equity, Tax and Employment teams. The team included Allison Keyse, Olivia Woodhead, Lily Munro, John Skoulding, Eve Drysdale and Greg Campbell.

Nadim Meer, Head of Private Equity at Mishcon de Reya, commented: "TrustedHousesitters is an exceptional business with a great management team. We were really pleased to have been able to help Mathew and the team close out the deal in an incredibly short timeframe."

Mathew Prior, CEO of TrustedHousesitters added: "We needed private equity specialists that could deliver for us as a management team. Mishcon’s private equity team did exactly that. We took huge confidence from their conflict-free offering and their deep experience in advising people just like us. I would like to thank the Mishcon team for the incredible work that they put in. We’re really excited about working with Mayfair and thanks to Mishcon’s advice, expertise and professionalism we are starting out on a very strong footing."

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