Victory Park Capital has hired Gordon Watson as a principal. Prior to joining VPC, Watson worked at London hedge fund GLG Partners where he was a portfolio manager.
CHICAGO – Sept. 3, 2014 – Victory Park Capital (VPC), an asset management firm focused on middle-market debt and equity investments, announced today that it has named Gordon Watson principal. Watson, a 15-year financial services veteran, will join the firm’s New York office. VPC is headquartered in Chicago with additional resources in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
In his role, Watson will primarily oversee sourcing, executing and managing direct private debt and equity investments in specialty finance. He will also oversee investments in public debt securities in middle-market companies.
Watson was previously a portfolio manager centered on distressed debt at GLG Partners, a London-based hedge fund. He joined GLG after it purchased One Hill Partners, a credit-focused hedge fund where Watson served as a partner. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Colgate University.
“As our business continues to achieve accelerated growth, Gordon’s experience and depth of knowledge of specialty finance builds upon our already strong foundation in that sector,” said Richard Levy, chief executive officer and founder of VPC. “He also complements our investment strategies in public debt and the strength of our high-caliber team in New York.”
“I am proud to join the VPC team and help expand its New York operations,” said Watson. “Its experience in specialty finance is world-class and I look forward to helping grow our portfolio and seek new investment opportunities in the middle market.”
About Victory Park Capital
Victory Park Capital (VPC) is a privately held registered investment advisor dedicated to alternative investing through the management of private investment funds. As specialists in credit and private equity investments, VPC focuses on middle market companies across a diversified range of industries. Whether as a lender or a control investor, VPC seeks to identify opportunities where it believes the potential for reward outweighs the risks entailed. Founded in 2007, VPC is headquartered in Chicago with additional resources in Boston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. For more information visit: http://www.victoryparkcapital.com.