Ares Management LLC (“Ares” or the “Firm”) is a leading global alternative asset manager and SEC registered investment adviser with approximately $68 billion of committed capital under management and approximately 700 employees.(1) The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices across the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Ares manages four distinct but complementary and integrated investment groups that invest in the tradable debt, private debt, private equity and real estate markets and has the ability to invest in all levels of a company’s capital structure—from senior debt to common equity. The Firm was built upon the fundamental principle that each platform benefits from being part of the greater whole. We believe the synergies from this multi-asset strategy provide our professionals with insights into industry trends, access to significant deal flow and the ability to assess relative value. While effecting a diverse range of transaction types, we rigorously maintain a consistent credit-based approach to target well-structured investments in high quality businesses and real estate assets.
We believe our growth in becoming one of the largest loan investors and alternative asset managers in the United States is a testament to our experienced management team, focus on performance and high quality investor base, which includes large pension funds, university endowments, sovereign wealth funds, banks and insurance companies.
(1) Committed Capital Under Management reflects rounding and includes unfunded commitments including all amounts available under debt facilities. Amounts are unaudited as of September 30, 2013. Committed capital for the Ares Private Debt Group includes capital that may be made available by a joint venture to which an Ares-managed vehicle and GE Corporate Bank SAS are a party, and includes capital that may be committed for investment both directly by Ares Capital Corporation (“ARCC”) as well as by certain financial services portfolio companies of ARCC. ARCC is only allowed to borrow amounts such that its asset coverage (as defined in the Investment Company Act) equals at least 200% after such borrowing. Certain amounts also subject to borrowing base restrictions. Total committed capital amounts may not foot due to rounding.