Venera Ziegler is a partner in Torys Private Funds practice and is based in New York. Venera frequently represents U.S. and non-U.S. private equity fund sponsors in connection with the structuring, formation, operation and restructuring of private investment funds. Venera also frequently represents institutional investors in connection with their investments in private investment funds.
She also represents private equity fund sponsors and their personnel in connection with economic sharing arrangements and various employment and separation agreements. She also provides regulatory advice to investment advisers with respect to federal securities laws, investment adviser and investment company laws and Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC rules and regulations.
Venera has worked with: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, OPSEU Pension Trust, Public Sector Pension Investment Board, as well as other pension fund and sovereign wealth clients in connection with their investments in private investment funds.
Venera has represented numerous private fund sponsors in connection with their fundraising and fund structuring including, Crow Holdings Capital Partners, Orkila Capital Partners, Fengate Asset Management, PeakEquity Partners Management, Milestone Partners Management, PAI Partners, Revetas Capital Advisers, Electrum Group, Thomas H Lee Capital, Kainos Capital, Brookfield Asset Management, CCMP Capital, Tower Tree Partners, InfraRed Partners, WL Ross &Co LLC, American Securities, Stone Tower Partners and TZP Capital Partners
Venera has also worked on acquisitions of investment advisers such as SoftBank’s US$3.3 billion acquisition of Fortress Investment Group.
Venera speaks Bulgarian, Italian and Russian.