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Ares Commercial Finance (“ACF”), our asset-based lending group, provides asset-based revolving lines of credit and term loans, as well as stretch loans to middle market and lower-middle market companies.  In addition, ACF has the ability to provide cash flow loans to certain borrowers as well as asset-backed facilities to specialty finance companies.  Leveraging the breadth and experience of the Ares platform, ACF works with borrowers to understand their business, goals and needs and then deliver creative, flexible and comprehensive financing solutions.  ACF’s asset-based lines of credit may be structured as working capital and bridge financing, special accommodation financing, turnaround financing, debtor-in-possession financing, and acquisition financing.  

ACF is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and Atlanta. As of December 31, 2016, ACF has approximately 50 investment professionals and support staff dedicated to these products, which is augmented by the approximately 205 investment professionals in Ares’ Credit Group and approximately 365 professionals in accounting, finance, legal, compliance, operations, information technology and investor relations within Ares Management L.P. (“Ares”). The senior investment professionals of ACF have on average approximately 26 years of experience in commercial finance and asset-based lending.

The ACF asset-based lending practice primarily focuses on privately-held and public companies in the middle market and lower-middle markets, and addresses a wide breadth of industries including manufacturing, distribution, wholesale and services.

The ACF lender finance platform primarily focuses on structured investments in pools of consumer and commercial assets generated by smaller and middle-market specialty finance companies seeking alternative sources of funding.

The following highlights ACF’s Credit strategy:

  • Leverage the power of the Ares platform, including the broader Ares Credit Group
  • Multi-asset class “one-stop” solutions to help meet clients’ needs
  • Drive proprietary investment opportunities by pursuing multiple origination channels across various regions within the United States
  • Active management of risk through structuring and asset coverage
  • Agent transactions with careful monitoring of liquidity and performance
  • Small deal teams with single point of contact
  • Transparent and streamlined approval process to help ensure certainty of closing


Contact Us


Asset Based Lending

Northeast and Central Regions:

  • James Franz: (914) 418-1214


Western Region:

  • Matt Grimes: (424) 285-2628


Southeast Region:

  • John Nooney: (678) 538-1982


Lender Finance

  • Jeffrey Kramer: (212) 808-1188