Capabilities

Primary Investments

  • 50 South Capital seeks to partner with top managers in the buyout, venture capital, growth, distressed/turnaround, credit, and real asset sectors
  • Portfolios have a concentration in middle market and lower middle market buyout firms and early stage venture capital managers where we believe there is more compelling risk adjusted return potential
  • We take a long-term view on relationships with private equity firms and spend significant amounts of time getting to know managers before making commitments

Secondary Investments

  • 50 South Capital acquires secondary interests in private equity partnerships from all types of sellers – corporate and public pensions, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, banks, wealthy families and individuals
  • We have significant secondary experience, gained over many years of investing in secondary transactions since our founding, and have developed expertise in many different transaction types and structures
  • Our secondary team leverages 50 South Capital’s primary investment platform to gain insights into managers and the broader Northern Trust network and client base to source investment opportunities

Direct Co-Investments

  • 50 South Capital partners with private equity managers across the buyout, venture, growth, distressed/turnaround, and credit sectors to make direct investments in companies
  • The team has significant direct investing experience gained at institutions prior to 50 South Capital, and it uses its knowledge of the direct investing process to be a responsive and reliable co-investor to GPs across the industry
  • In conducting due diligence on these opportunities, 50 South Capital utilizes resources such as Northern Trust’s Information Technology group, its staff of industry analysts and investment strategists, and the firm’s wide network, which provides insights.
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