Nicholas W. Lawler

Senior Vice President

Nick Lawler is a Senior Vice President in the Private Equity Group at 50 South Capital Advisors. Nick is responsible for sourcing, underwriting and structuring secondary investments in private equity funds, preferred equity and co-investments in and alongside buyout and venture capital managers in the U.S. and Europe. He also participates in fundraising, investor relations and portfolio management activities. Nick also serves on several fund advisory boards for funds in which 50 South Capital invests. In 2020, Nick was selected as a member of the annual Secondaries Investor and PEI© Next Gen Leaders List.

Prior to joining the Private Equity Group, Nick was a member Northern Trust's Rotational Development Program. While in the Program, he worked in Fundamental 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 Northern Trust’s 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 earned a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College and was a member of the Men’s Varsity Golf Team, competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He currently serves on the auxiliary board of MetroSquash. Nick previously served as a committee chair and member of the Northern Trust Asset Management Partner Advisory Council, as well 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 nationwide.


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