Kevin T. Butts

Senior Vice President

Kevin Butts is a Senior Vice President in the Private Equity Group at 50 South Capital Advisors. Kevin is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing buyout partnership and co-investment opportunities. He also is responsible for fundraising, investor relations and portfolio management.

Prior to joining the Private Equity Group, Kevin was a Senior Credit Portfolio Manager within Northern Trust’s Corporate Banking Group. Prior to being a lender, Kevin spent time as an investment analyst under each of Northern Trust’s Chief Investment Strategist and Wealth Management Chief Investment Officer. Kevin started his career at Northern Trust as a summer intern.

Education & Associations

Kevin received a degree in finance with Honors from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Kevin continues to be involved with his alma maters as a featured guest speaker on the private equity industry at the University of Illinois and as a panelist at Chicago Booth events. In addition, Kevin serves on several fund advisory boards for funds in which 50 South Capital invests.


An Illinois native, Kevin resides on the north shore of Chicago with his wife and four children. Outside of work, Kevin enjoys spending time on the water, out in nature or at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.




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