The Ares Commercial Finance (“ACF”) platform provides asset-based and cash flow loans to small and middle-market companies, as well as asset-based facilities to specialty finance companies. Our team uses a combination of specialized credit and collateral monitoring to provide clients with flexibility and greater credit availability. ACF has the ability to structure and agent deals to support the growth and changing capital needs of its clients.
Our asset-based lines of credit may be structured as working capital financing, special accommodation financing, turnaround financing, debtor-in-possession financing, acquisition financing and specialty lender financing.
ACF is headquartered in New York, with offices in Manhattan and Tarrytown. As of March 31, 2015, ACF has 22 investment professionals and support staff dedicated to these products, which is augmented by the approximately 135 investment professionals in Ares’ Direct Lending Group and approximately 300 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 more than 30 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 small and middle-market, 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 Direct Lending strategy:
Asset Based Lending