ProfessionalsVictoria S. Forrester
As a partner in the Corporate Department, Victoria Forrester is a member of the Private Funds Group. Vicky focuses her practice on the formation and operation of a variety of private investment funds, including private equity funds, distressed and credit funds, venture capital funds, co-investment funds, managed accounts and funds of funds, hybrid and hedge funds and their respective management companies. In addition to advising on a wide range of fund formation issues, she also advises fund managers on all aspects of the business of alternative asset management, including regulatory issues, management company “upper tier” arrangements, investment management M&A transactions, seeding arrangements and secondary transactions.
Vicky's private investment fund clients have included:
- Angel Island Capital;
- Apollo Global Management;
- KPS Capital Partners;
- Oak Hill Advisors;
- TPG Sixth Street Partners;
- Värde Partners;
- Viking Global Investors; and
- Wasserstein & Co.
She has also advised on M&A transactions and related matters and her clients have included:
- Citibank/BB&T; and
- Oak Hill Capital Partners/Monitronics.
Vicky is actively involved in our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Advisory Practice. In 2021, she co-authored a chapter in Refinitiv’s 2021 ESG Playbook, “Top ESG Trends for 2021: Stability and Sustainability in the Investment Community.” In addition to ESG, Vicky contributes regularly to a number of other thought leadership publications and client memoranda on various private funds topics. In 2020, she co-authored an article for American Investment Council titled, “Private Equity Fundraising; Notable Trends in 2020.”
Additionally, Vicky maintains an active role in various bono representations, advising the firm’s pro bono clients regarding the formation, governance and regulation of not-for-profit companies. She has also represented the firms pro bono immigration clients, including by representing a Peruvian man in his successful asylum, permanent residency and naturalization applications and representing undocumented immigrant mothers and children at the border in their immigration proceedings.