Kevin T. Butts

Vice President

Kevin Butts is a Vice President in the Private Equity Group for 50 South Capital. He focuses on sourcing, evaluating and executing primary fund investments and direct co-investments in all areas, with a focus on buyouts, natural resources and credit. He also participates in fundraising, investor relations and portfolio management activities.

Prior to joining 50 South Capital, Kevin was a Senior Credit Portfolio Manager within Northern Trust’s Corporate Banking Group where was responsible for the underwriting and financial analysis responsibilities of a $1.2B loan portfolio comprised of 38 diversified energy and industrial clients. He started his career at Northern Trust as a summer intern prior to joining Northern Trust on a full-time basis as a Rotational Development Program member. He completed rotations in Credit Training, Corporate Banking, Wealth Management and Investment Strategy.

Education & Associations

Kevin serves on several fund advisory boards for funds in which 50 South Capital invests. He 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.


An Illinois native, Kevin resides on the northwest side of Chicago with his wife, son and their dog. Kevin is an avid fisherman, runner, outdoors enthusiast and Chicago Cubs fan.




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