As Pride Month comes to a close, Mergers & Acquisitions checks in with Forrest Wilkinson, a principal at Apax Partners, who co-founded a group for LGBTQ+ members of the private equity firm. Wilkinson joined the firm in 2014, based in New York. His deal experience includes PIB Group, AssuredPartners, Paycor and Quality Distribution. Prior to joining Apax, Wilkinson held analyst positions in the M&A group at Evercore Partners and in the global industrials group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he advised corporate clients on M&A and capital markets transactions. In our Q&A, Wilkinson shares insights on recruiting and retaining LGBTQ+ community members in the PE industry.