The private equity arena is a complex and competitive one. Founders and management teams stepping into this world for the first time face a demanding and unique set of challenges. Our Private Equity group has established itself as a market leading founder and management advisory practice, expertly guiding clients through the structuring and negotiation of even the most complex transactions. For most, private equity deals are an exceptional event in their business and personal lives. The numerous challenges involved in successfully concluding a private equity deal heightens the need to seek out specialist advice. Whether you are facing an approach or starting a process, our specialists – including our market leading employment, tax and benefits groups - have a wealth of experience to draw on. Our founder and management advisory specialists will join the planning and negotiating process from the outset, simplifying transaction complexities and anticipating potential issues. At Mishcon de Reya, our focus remains on the individuals behind the deal. We understand that the line between business and personal can often blur and that each member of the team will have their own hopes, fears and ambitions as the deal moves forward. Understanding these personal aspirations and concerns, enables us to guard our clients' interests and help navigate every transaction to their advantage. Building strong personal connections to our clients and their businesses is important to us. It is for these reasons we say 'It's business. But it's personal'.