Nicholas W. Lawler

Senior Vice President

Nick Lawler is a Senior Vice President in the Private Equity Group at 50 South Capital. He is primarily responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing secondary investment opportunities, and is also involved with buyout and venture capital fund investments and co-investments. He also participates in fundraising and portfolio management activities.

Prior to joining 50 South Capital, Nick was a member of Northern Trust's Rotational Development Program. While in the Program, he worked in Equity Research, Private Wealth Management Strategy, Alternative Investments and Quantitative Equity Strategies. Before joining the Rotational Development Program, Nick was an Associate Portfolio Manager in the Wealth Management business unit, where he directly managed customized equity and fixed income portfolios and supported numerous Senior Portfolio Managers. He originally joined Northern Trust as an Investment Associate.

Education & Associations

Nick serves as a committee chair and member of the Northern Trust Asset Management Partner Advisory Council. He also serves as a Senior Advisor and former Global Chair of the Northern Trust Advancing Professionals Resource Council, which earned the distinction in 2015 as the #1 Employee Resource Group in the country out of over 500 companies. He also serves on private equity fund advisory boards in which 50 South Capital invests. Nick earned his B.A. in Political Science from Boston College and was a member of the Men's Varsity Golf Team.


Outside of the office, Nick enjoys playing golf, paddle tennis, skiing and cooking.