has a 22-strong M&A team in its Milan office covering the planning, organisation and implementation of deals and investment structures in relation to private and public target companies. Among its clients in this area are leading and upcoming industrial, financial and commercial players in Italy and ... other countries. GTA is a leader in private equity in Italy, having worked alongside leading Italian and European operators and provided assistance to fund underwriters and managers with structuring and organising investment funds, as well as with investment and divestment transactions, handling all aspects of the structuring and negotiation of acquisition contracts, financing agreements and incentive plans for directors and managers. GTA’s M&A and private equity practices are focused on food, healthcare, infrastructure and energy, luxury, manufacturing, media and technology, as well as retail. Its recent M&A track record includes investment by Elliott in Telecom Italia, investment by the F2i and Marguerite Funds in Irideos and the company’s expansion, advice to F2i on the take private transaction concerning EI Towers, assistance to Edison on the take private transaction concerning Zephyro, advice to Permira Funds on the acquisition and expansion of Arcaplanet, advice to Providence Funds on their investment in the education sector and to Permira Funds on the expansion of Althea, their portfolio company operating in the healthcare business.