Philip Newton founded Gaia Tech and built the company to be a nationally recognized firm. Mr. Newton has continued to represent numerous private equity firms, strategic buyers, and other transaction-oriented clients for over 30 years. Mr. Newton founded Gaia Tech with the goal of providing a pragmatic business approach to transaction due diligence with respect to environmental risk and management. He sold a majority stake in Gaia Tech to MSouth Equity Partners in 2007, guided the company through the “Great Recession,” and subsequently sold the business to RPS Group, a UK-based global and publicly traded company. Mr. Newton maintains close relationships within the Private Equity community and serves as a business advisor and Board Member.