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Private Equity


Northern Trust’s Private Equity Group is focused on providing comprehensive private equity solutions to its investors. Since 2001, the group has managed multi-manager solutions and separate accounts for wealthy families and institutions. Leveraging the Northern Trust platform, we strive to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns.

Private Equity Sectors
The private equity asset class encompasses several different sectors that have different risk/return characteristics.

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Leveraged Buyout: We target funds in both the U.S. and Europe that are under $1 billion in assets and focused on the lower-middle market. These funds tend to have lower dependence on financial leverage and more focus on operational improvements. We believe smaller funds managed by proven investors can provide the best opportunity for outperformance.

We also opportunistically invest with distressed debt managers looking to ultimately take control of their businesses and create significant operational improvements.

Venture Capital: We look to invest in funds focused on information technology, life sciences and to a limited extent clean technology. Investments are predominately in the U.S., with a small portion in emerging countries such as China and India.

Secondaries: The Private Equity Group selectively buys existing limited partner interests in private equity funds. Secondary investments may mitigate the J-curve and provide quicker return of capital. Secondary transactions are executed in both leveraged buyout and venture capital funds.

Bradley M. Dorchinecz

Bradley M. Dorchinecz

Director, Private Equity Group
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Bradley M. Dorchinecz

Bradley M. Dorchinecz

Director, Private Equity Group

Bradley M. Dorchinecz is a senior vice president and the director of the private equity team at 50 South Capital. He co-founded Northern Trust’s private equity team with Bob Morgan in 2001. He oversees all aspects of the investment process for both primary and secondary investments. This includes sourcing and analyzing venture capital and buyout partnership investment opportunities in the United States, Europe and Asia. He previously was an investment professional at Mercantile Capital Partners, a venture capital and growth equity fund located in Northbrook, Illinois. Prior to Mercantile, Bradley spent five years at Heller Financial (now a part of GE Capital), providing senior debt to middle market buyout funds.

Bradley is on the advisory boards for Trinity Ventures, Aleph Ventures, Cowboy Ventures and Sterling Partners. He speaks frequently at industry conferences, including Super Return, Venture Capital Journal's Venture Alpha, Buyouts Midwest, the Association for Corporate Growth Conference, and the European Venture Capital Association Middle Market Buyout Forum. He graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a degree in finance and received his MBA with honors from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

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Investment Products and Services are:

Not FDIC INSURED; May lose value; No bank guarantee

This material is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer of any of the investment products described herein. Each investor should consult their own advisers regarding the legal, tax, and financial suitability of this type of investment. No person should invest who is not, either alone or with their advisers, able to evaluate the merits and risks of this investment. Access to information about Northern Trust hedge funds of funds and private equity funds of funds is limited to investors who either qualify as accredited investors within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or those investors who generally are sophisticated in financial matters, such that they are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of prospective investments. Subscriptions may only be made and received on the basis of the Confidential Offering Memorandum which investors are advised to read carefully before investing in this product.

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