50 South Capital

50 South Capital Advisors, LLC is an investment firm specializing in direct and fund of funds investments. In fund of funds, the firm invests in secondaries. Under private equity capacity, the firm seeks to invest in middle market and lower middle market, early stage with focuses on buyout funds, venture capital funds, mezzanine funds, special situation funds, infrastructure funds, and fund of funds. In direct investments, the firm seeks to make venture capital, buyout, turnaround, growth, credit, real assets, distressed debt, syndicate participation, and mezzanine debt investments. The firm also considers primary, secondary and direct co-investment. It also makes hedge fund investments. The firm focuses on United States, North America, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. 50 South Capital Advisors, LLC was founded in 2014 and is based in Chicago, Illinois with an additional office in Indianapolis, Indiana. It operates as a subsidiary of Northern Trust Corporation.

Chris Bires

Director of Product Strategy and Investor Relations

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Lizabeth R. Boeckmann

SVP and Chief Administrative Officer

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Molly Brister

VP

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Megan Brooks

Product Strategy and Investor Relations Associate

Jeffrey Buth

CFO

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Kevin T. Butts

Director and Principal

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Julie Canna

SVP

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Chip Davis

VP

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Bradley Dorchinecz

Co-Founder and MD of Private Equity

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Adam Freda

SVP, Private Equity

Aaron Gillum

vice_president

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James Hart III “Trey”

SVP

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Kevin R. Kresnicka

VP

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Nicholas W. Lawler

Director and Principal

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Nick Lawler

VP

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Michael Marderosian

Principal

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Robert Morgan

SVP and MD

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Patricia Nolan

VP

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Bridget Schweihs

Senior Associate

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Anthony J. Sorrentino

Private Equity Associate

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Maureen Wilkie

VP

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Alex Williams

Associate

17 past transactions

Project44, Inc.

Series C in 2018
Project44, Inc. provides a cloud-based visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics companies. It offers pricing, routing, and scheduling solutions; tracking and exception management solutions; digital documents and payments solutions; and visibility, tracking, and carrier performance analytics solutions. The company’s solutions connect, automate, and provide visibility into key transportation processes to accelerate insights and shorten the time it takes to turn those insights into actions. It supports various transportation modes and shipping types, including parcel, final-mile, less-than-truckload, volume less-than-truckload, truckload, rail, intermodal, and ocean. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Chicago, Illinois with an additional office in Paris, France.

SpotHero

Series D in 2019
SpotHero Inc. offers parking reservation services that help drivers to reserve parking with garages and lots. It offers SpotHero, a mobile application and website that allows drivers to locate and price discounted parking spots, as well as compare and reserve spots from the Web, and their iPhones and Android devices. SpotHero Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in Chicago, Illinois with an additional office in Detroit, Michigan. It also has operations in Toronto, Canada.

Avant

Series D in 2014
Avant operates an online marketplace that provides users with access to personal loans to consolidate debt, pay unexpected medical expenses, and for family vacations. Through the use of big data and machine-learning algorithms, the company offers a customized approach to streamline credit options. The company caters to consumers in the United States and the United Kingdom. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Avant was founded in November 2012.

Outcome Health

Private Equity Round in 2017
Outcome Health LLC develops health intelligence technology solutions. The company’s solutions include digital waiting room screen that engages patients and caregivers with a library of various videos featuring specialty-specific and educational health content; digital exam room tablet, which brings individuals in the consultation room with personalized information in the critical moments before speaking to the provider; clinical trial education to patients for enhancing awareness and participation in clinical trials; digital anatomy board that delivers intelligence to the consultation enabling providers to communicate conditions and treatment options in a better manner; patient Wi-Fi access to guide patients while making treatment decisions in the waiting and consultation room; and infusion room tablet, which provides a supportive experience for patients as they receive infusion treatment. It serves health information and health intelligence during critical moments of care to enable patients and physicians to make healthcare decisions possible. Outcome Health LLC was formerly known as ContextMedia Health, LLC and changed its name to Outcome Health LLC in January 2017. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Chicago, Illinois with an additional office in New York, New York; and Tampa, Florida.

Lessonly

Series C in 2020
Lessonly is modern team learning software used by over 900,000 learners at more than 400 companies. Lessonly translates important work knowledge in Lessons that help teams learn, practice, and perform at the highest level. Sales teams across the world use Lessonly to reinforce best practices, accelerate rep performance, and close more deals. Support teams across the world use Lessonly to serve customers faster, drive consistent support, and elevate the customer experience. Learn more at Lessonly.com.

Fooda, Inc.

Series C in 2017
Fooda is a provider of office lunch services used to offer workplace food programs that employees love and look forward to every day. Its services allow restaurants to partner with companies and office buildings to provide unique restaurant-based meal services and top-rated restaurants who visit and serve in the office lobby or company breakroom ad enable employees to find delicious, authentic restaurants and enjoy them at work

Kenna Security

Series D in 2019
Kenna Security is a leader in predictive cyber risk. The Kenna Security Platform enables organizations to work cross-functionally to determine and remediate cyber risks. Kenna leverages Cyber Risk Context Technology™ to track and predict real-world exploitations, focusing security teams on what matters most. Headquartered in San Francisco, Kenna counts among its customers many Fortune 100 companies and serves nearly every major vertical.

Interior Define Inc.

Series D in 2021
Interior Define Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets furniture products. It offers sofas, occasional chairs, and chaise and L-sectionals. It also provides custom furniture products. The company offers products through its showroom, as well as online. Interior Define Inc. was founded in 2013 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Bringg Delivery Technologies Ltd. develops a software-as-a-service (SaaS) and mobile-based platform that enables businesses to manage deliveries. Its platform enables users to order through the business system, track location of driver in real-time, and rate service; dispatch orders to drivers, and locate and communicate with drivers; and manage orders on the go, share location, and communicate with customers. The company’s platform also allows users to share the location of their driver with their customer via email or text message. It allows restaurants, couriers, movers, logistics and transportation companies, commercial companies, retailers, product brands, and other service providers to manage their tasks and drivers. Bringg Delivery Technologies Ltd. was founded in 2012 and is based in Tel Aviv, Israel with additional offices in London, United Kingdom; Evanston, Illinois; Toronto, Canada; and Austin, Texas.

Leap Services, Inc.

Series B in 2022
Leap is accelerating the transformation of retail into something new – the core of a seamless, omnichannel brand experience informed by what customers truly want and enabled by technology. By addressing all aspects of store development and operations, the Leap platform makes brick & mortar retail stores an exciting and scalable channel for the next generation of high growth consumer brands. To deliver the best customers and stores for the best brands in the world, we’re building the platform of choice for “retail-as-a-service.”

Inari Inc

Series C in 2019
Inari Agriculture, Inc. develops customized seeds to grow crop using CRISPR gene editing technology. The technology helps crops grow in local conditions such as humidity, temperatures, and soil types. The company uses the technology on seeds such as wheat, soya bean, and corn. Inari Agriculture, Inc. was formerly known as VL40, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

M1 Finance

Series C in 2020
M1 Finance is a developer of a money management platform used to automate the investing process. Its platform allows users to invest automatically for free in a custom stock and ETF portfolio, helps to borrow a low-cost line of credit, and also provides digital banking that integrates with investments that enable users to manage their money in sophisticated ways.
Bringg Delivery Technologies Ltd. develops a software-as-a-service (SaaS) and mobile-based platform that enables businesses to manage deliveries. Its platform enables users to order through the business system, track location of driver in real-time, and rate service; dispatch orders to drivers, and locate and communicate with drivers; and manage orders on the go, share location, and communicate with customers. The company’s platform also allows users to share the location of their driver with their customer via email or text message. It allows restaurants, couriers, movers, logistics and transportation companies, commercial companies, retailers, product brands, and other service providers to manage their tasks and drivers. Bringg Delivery Technologies Ltd. was founded in 2012 and is based in Tel Aviv, Israel with additional offices in London, United Kingdom; Evanston, Illinois; Toronto, Canada; and Austin, Texas.

Palantir Technologies

Secondary Market in 2017
Palantir Technologies offers a suite of software applications for integrating, visualizing, fighting fraud, and analyzing information. The software allows analysts within and between government organizations to collaborate and to analyze large quantities of data. Stephen Cohen, Alexander Karp, Garry Tan, Nathan Gettings, and Peter Thiel established the company in Denver, Colorado in 2003.

FourKites

Series D in 2021
FourKites, Inc. develops software platform for freight brokers and shippers to streamline their operations. It offers a real-time tracking platform for shippers, carriers, third party logistics companies, and freight brokers; BackHaul Management, a solution that identifies details about the window in which deadhead miles could potentially occur; and CarrierLink, a solution that helps brokers and owner-operators sync up in real time. FourKites, Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

G2 Crowd

Series C in 2018
G2 is a platform for users to share business software reviews in real-time. G2 leverages more than 425,000 user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. Business professionals, buyers, investors, and analysts use G2 to select the best software and services based on peer reviews and synthesized social data. The company was founded in 2012 and is based out of Chicago, Illinois.
Aurora Investment Management L.L.C. is the managers of hedge fund portfolios in the alternative investments industry. Since its founding in 1988 with the launch of Aurora Limited Partnership, Aurora has managed hedge fund portfolios, pursuing investment results with a consistent investment philosophy, a commitment to superior due diligence, and a disciplined investment process. Headquartered in Chicago, Aurora manages portfolios for institutional clients and high net worth investors.