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Dale Sands Joins Northern Trust Wealth Management to Expand Business Advisory Capabilities


Northern Trust Wealth Management announced today it has hired Dale Sands as a Director within its Business Advisory Services practice. As a national resource, Sands will serve Northern Trust Wealth Management across the country as a component of its comprehensive Wealth Planning Advisory Services. He is based in Atlanta.

“We are pleased to welcome Dale to our Business Advisory Services practice, an important element of Northern Trust’s ability to surround clients with holistic advice,” said David Blowers, President, Wealth Management National Services. “For many business owners and families, their business is their most valued asset. Dale’s expertise on issues of critical importance to business owners will meaningfully help our clients achieve their goals.”

The Business Advisory Services practice provides business owners and families with expert, objective advice whether they are building a business or planning an ownership transition. The team of experienced professionals focuses on pre-transaction and transaction consulting. They offer a coordinated and comprehensive approach that includes identifying, interviewing and advising on the selection of an external investment banking merger and acquisition team to maximize transaction proceeds and achieve the critical objectives of the business owner or family. Pre-sale estate planning, corporate due diligence, liquidity recapitalization and succession planning are also among the areas of expertise within the practice, all of which are closely coordinated with other Northern Trust Wealth Management specialists to ensure that business, family and wealth plans are developed in the context of a client’s goals and broader plans.

Sands has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking. He has advised on hundreds of public and private debt and equity offerings, merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions, and general corporate advisory assignments for both public and private companies in the U.S. and abroad. His experience spans a broad range of industries, including industrial, energy, retail and consumer, healthcare, technology and real estate.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Sands was a Managing Director of SunTrust Bank’s GenSpring Family Offices, where he led the creation of the firm’s Pre-Sale Planning Group and the delivery of its solutions to business-owning clients. In this capacity, Sands led the coordination of teams and execution across the GenSpring Family Office platform and the SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Investment Banking platform. Prior to joining GenSpring, Sands was a senior member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey for nearly 17 years.

Sands received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt University, and an MBA from The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He has an active presence in the greater Atlanta business and civic communities.

Sands is based in Northern Trust’s Atlanta office at 3282 Northside Parkway, NW Suite 100.

Northern Trust Wealth Management offers holistic wealth management services for affluent individuals and families, family offices, foundations and endowments, and privately held businesses. It is recognized for its innovative technology, service excellence and depth of expertise and ranks among the top 10 U.S. wealth managers, with $278.6 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018. The Northern Trust Company is an Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC.

About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (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 a global presence with offices in 20 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and across 23 locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of December 31, 2018, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$10.1 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.

Northern Trust Corporation, Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A., incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Global legal and regulatory information can be found at http://www.northerntrust.com/disclosures.

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