James Kim


Mr. Kim is a Partner and Head of Europe Special Opportunities in the Ares Private Equity Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2022, Mr. Kim was a Partner and the European Co-Head of Hybrid Value at Apollo Global Management, where he focused on providing innovative debt and equity solutions to European corporates. Mr. Kim also served on Apollo's European Operating, Strategic and Risk committees. Previously, Mr. Kim was a Senior Associate on the European Leveraged Finance team at Citi, where he focused on structuring and syndicating leveraged loans and high yield bonds. In addition, he was an Analyst in the Private Equity team at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Mr. Kim holds an Honours in Business Administration (H.B.A.), with distinction, from the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business.