50 South Capital adds three to PE team

50 South Capital Advisors, a subsidiary of Northern Trust Corporation, has named Aaron Gillum, Molly Brister and Maureen Wilkie to its private equity group. Brister and Wilkie will serve as vice presidents while Gillum will be a senior vice president.


CHICAGO, NOVEMBER 26, 2018 – 50 South Capital Advisors, LLC recently named Aaron Gillum, Molly Brister and Maureen “Mo” Wilkie to the private equity group, enhancing the firm’s ability to search for and evaluate private equity investment opportunities in the U.S., Europe and Asia that fit clients’ needs.

Brister and Wilkie will source, evaluate and execute primary fund investments and direct co-investments in the buyout space, while Gillum will focus the majority of his time in venture capital. They also will participate in fundraising and portfolio management activities. Brister and Wilkie are vice presidents and Gillum is a senior vice president.

The 50 South Capital team has been investing in the private markets since 2000, as clients seek access to the top funds in the industry.

“We think buyouts and venture capital present attractive investment opportunities for our clients, and the addition of Aaron, Molly and Mo will expand our coverage to find the most promising investments,” said Bradley Dorchinecz, director of the private equity group within 50 South Capital.

Wilkie has experience working in operating roles at consumer companies ranging in size from seed stage start-ups to large public entities. She also worked in investment banking groups at Citigroup and Citadel Securities on a variety of transactions within the metals and mining, financial institutions and consumer industries. Wilkie earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, where she was the recipient of the Madison Dearborn Private Equity Award and the Herman Family Fellowship for female entrepreneurs.

Brister previously was a manager at the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), where she was responsible for EMPEA’s private equity research and data, authoring private equity reports and speaking on panels around the world. Most recently, she was a summer associate at a private equity firm focused on emerging markets, where she worked on deals in Latin America. Brister received her MBA from the University of California in Berkeley, where she was awarded the John H. Freemen Fellowship and was selected as an Entrepreneurial Finance Fellow.

Gillum previously was co-founder and managing partner of an early stage venture fund focused on technology companies in the Midwest and New York City regions. He has more than 15 years of experience in leadership roles with tech start-ups, as well as strategy and restructuring advisory to Fortune 500 and middle market companies across a variety of industries. Aaron was named to Crain’s Chicago Business Tech 50, a recipient of the Turnaround Managements Association’s Turnaround of the Year and M&A Advisor’s Top 40 Under 40.

About 50 South Capital Advisors, LLC
50 South Capital Advisors, LLC is an alternatives asset management firm designed to meet the core strategic needs of investors seeking access to private equity, private credit and hedge funds. Its highly experienced team works closely with a wide range of investors to fulfill specific investment objectives and create lasting relationships. 50 South Capital’s investment philosophy focuses on providing access primarily to small-to-mid sized managers that offer unique and differentiated sources of return. 50 South Capital is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northern Trust Corporation. Visit www.50SouthCapital.com for more information.

About Northern Trust
Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has offices in the United States in 19 states and Washington, D.C., and 23 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of September 30, 2018, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$10.8 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.1 trillion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit northerntrust.com or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.

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