The Ares Private Equity Group pursues opportunistic majority or shared-control investments in businesses with strong franchises and attractive growth opportunities. Our Senior Partners average more than 20 years of experience investing in, advising, underwriting and restructuring leveraged companies.
Our Private Equity Group seeks investments in companies with strong existing management teams where our capital can unlock value by serving as a catalyst for growth. We are not operating sponsors that demand day-to-day involvement in the business. Instead, we add value to our management partnerships by:
- Capitalizing the company for growth at entry
- Utilizing our network to enhance resources available to fully exploit a company’s potential
- Leveraging our experience in capital markets activities
- Implementing best practices
- Assisting with strategic value-add initiatives, such as acquisitions
We manage approximately $9 billion of committed capital as of September 30, 2013, through five private equity funds: Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund, L.P. (2003); Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund II, L.P. (2006); Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund III, L.P. (2008); Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund Asia, L.P. (2011); and, Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund IV, L.P. (2012). While traditional private equity funds that principally focus on control buyouts may be restricted by charter or a lack of creativity or experience, we pursue a range of creative transaction types (prudently leveraged control buyouts, growth equity, rescue/de-leveraging capital and distressed buyouts/discounted debt accumulation) in an effort to maximize the risk/reward profile of our invested capital. This flexible capital approach, together with the broad resources of the Ares Management platform, widens our universe of potential investment opportunities beyond that of many other buyout firms and allows us not only to remain active in different markets, but to be highly selective in making investments across various market environments.
|Primary Role ||Lead investor as a catalyst for growth |
|Office ||Los Angeles, London, Shanghai |
|Focus ||Majority/Shared Control Investments |
|Types of Investments ||Common Equity, Preferred Equity, Convertible Securities, Debt |