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Bruce I Ettelson

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Bruce Ettelson, a partner and founder of Kirkland’s Investment Funds Group, focuses on structuring and forming premier private equity funds and their management companies, including funds for AEA, GI Partners, Golden Gate Capital, Gryphon Investors, Levine Leichtman, Madison Dearborn Partners, Marlin Equity Partners, Nautic Partners, Northern Trust, Peak Rock Capital, Summit Partners, Thoma Bravo, Vestar, Victory Park Capital and Wynnchurch Capital. Mr. Ettelson has represented over 100 private equity firms in the formation of over 500 funds. He also represents participants in secondary market transactions.


University of Chicago (JD); Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (BSE).