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Bruce Pixler, CPA

Senior Vice President & Director of Tax


About Bruce

Bruce Pixler joined the Firm in 2005 as a tax manager and was promoted to his current position as Director of Taxation in 2009, where he currently leads a team of 14 professionals. His primary responsibilities include oversight of the US (federal, state, and local) and international income and informational tax compliance process for all HarbourVest legal entities, both US-based and international. He also oversees tax-related communications with existing and prospective investors and is involved in the investment due diligence process for primary, secondary, and direct investments.

Prior to HarbourVest, Bruce worked for Mellon Financial Corporation, where he was a team leader, manager of partnership accounting and taxation, and a senior client relationship officer of Mellon’s Family Office Group within the Private Wealth division. Prior to this, he worked for Parkwood Corporation and Kopperman & Wolf Co., CPAs.

A certified public accountant, Bruce received his BS in Accounting from Bowling Green State University in 1981.

Continuation solutions encompass a host of transaction types in which a GP secures interim liquidity and/or additional primary capital for their LPs in a strongly performing asset, or set of assets, that the GP will continue to own and control. Specifically, they include continuation funds, new funds created by GPs for the purpose of acquiring the asset(s) that continue to be managed by the same GP and capitalized by one or several secondary buyers, or equity recapitalizations involving a direct equity or structured equity investment into a portfolio company. These transactions can also include a parallel investment from the GP’s latest fund into that same pool of assets (a “cross-fund trade”).