Harris Williams Welcomes Bruce Kelleher, Enhancing Firm’s Senior Capabilities

December 4, 2019

Harris Williams, an investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, continues to experience robust deal flow and record growth. Critical to the firm’s success are its enduring client relationships based on providing thoughtful, trusted and effective advice. To support these strong relationships, the firm is pleased to welcome Bruce Kelleher as a managing director to Harris Williams.

“Bruce is well-regarded by his clients and colleagues as a strong and thoughtful leader, and his track record gives us great confidence that he will be a terrific addition to the Harris Williams team,” said Ned Valentine, executive managing director at Harris Williams. “Our unique strategy allows us to be of maximum value to our clients, and Bruce will play a vital role in furthering the firm’s engagement within the private equity community by collaborating with senior professionals across all of our Industry Groups.”

Kelleher joins Harris Williams with a distinguished 25 year career.  Most recently, he was managing director and head of investment banking at BB&T Capital Markets. While with BB&T, Kelleher led an effort that closed over 140 transactions for more than 100 financial sponsors.

“Harris Williams has a long-standing history of deep relationships within the private equity community.  I am excited to join this group of seasoned professionals who operate in a unique culture, driven by collaboration and mutual respect, for the sake of delivering exceptional results to their clients,” said Kelleher.

Harris Williams, an investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, advocates for sellers and buyers of companies worldwide through critical milestones and provides thoughtful advice during the lives of their businesses. By collaborating as one firm across Industry Groups and geographies, the firm helps its clients achieve outcomes that support their objectives and strategically create value. Harris Williams is committed to execution excellence and to building enduring, valued relationships that are based on mutual trust. Harris Williams is a subsidiary of the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC).

Harris Williams LLC is a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC. Harris Williams & Co. Ltd is a private limited company incorporated under English law with its registered office at 5th Floor, 6 St. Andrew Street, London EC4A 3AE, UK, registered with the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales (registration number 07078852). Harris Williams & Co. Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Harris Williams & Co. Corporate Finance Advisors GmbH is registered in the commercial register of the local court of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, under HRB 107540. The registered address is Bockenheimer Landstrasse 33-35, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (email address: hwgermany@harriswilliams.com). Geschäftsführer/Directors: Jeffery H. Perkins, Paul Poggi. (VAT No. DE321666994). Harris Williams is a trade name under which Harris Williams LLC, Harris Williams & Co. Ltd and Harris Williams & Co. Corporate Finance Advisors GmbH conduct business.