August Laatsch


August Laatsch is an Analyst in the Private Equity Group at 50 South Capital. He is responsible for sourcing and analyzing buyout and venture capital partnership investment opportunities, and is involved with the analysis and execution of secondary investments and direct co-investments. In addition, he focuses on investor relations, fundraising, and portfolio management activities.

Prior to joining the team, August was a Commodity Trade Support Summer Analyst for Koch Minerals and Trading. At Koch he worked with distillate products traders to manage derivative and physical commodity positions, report profit and loss, and schedule physical delivery of product.

Education & Associations

August graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.


Outside of work, August enjoys weightlifting, basketball, and helping out on the family farm.