Private Equity


Private Equity

1-800-940-6347 (US)
310-921-7201 (International)
[email protected]

Experienced Team.

Flexible Capital.

Resourceful Sponsor.

Our Private Equity Group has achieved compelling risk-adjusted investment returns for a loyal and growing group of high profile limited partners and has approximately $33.4 billion of assets under management via its Corporate Private Equity and Special Opportunities strategies as of June 30, 2022.

The Private Equity Group offers both control and non-control hybrid capital solutions for middle market companies mainly in North America and Europe. Our investment professionals have demonstrated an ability to actively deploy capital in a disciplined manner in both benign and dislocated market environments.

Our team focuses on driving shared success by protecting and growing the capital of our Limited Partners, creating long-term value for our shareholders and aligning our interests with our portfolio companies.

Our Global Reach

71 South Wacker Drive 
Suite 3500
Chicago,IL 60606
T. (312) 252-7500

Two Mid America Plaza
Suite 620
Oak Brook Terrace, IL 60181
T. (630) 365-7555

1000 Louisiana Street
Suite 625
Houston, TX 77002
T. (713) 527.2121

Los Angeles

800 Corporate Pointe

Suite 300

Culver City, CA 90230

T. (310) 921-7200

Los Angeles

2000 Avenue of the Stars

12th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90067

T. (310) 201-4100

305 Fifth Avenue Executive Suites, LLC
Suite 204C
Naples, FL 34102

245 Park Avenue
44th Floor
New York, NY 10167
T. (212) 710-2100

- Landmark -
437 Madison Avenue
39th Floor
New York, New York 10022
T. (212) 858-9760


6th Floor

10 New Burlington Street

London, W1S 3BE

United Kingdom

T. +44 (0) 20-7434-6400

- Landmark -

7 Air Street, 3rd Floor

London, W1B 5AD England

+44 20 7343 4450


25 Rue Balzac

Level 7

Paris, F-75008


T. +33 (0) 17039 4150

Ares Asia Management (HK), Limited | Ares SSG
40/F Gloucester Tower, The Landmark,
15 Queens Road Central, Central
Hong Kong
T. +852 3909 8888

- Landmark -
Suite 2319, Level 23, Prosperity Tower
39 Queen's Road Central
Hong Kong
T. +852 2855 6801

Tower 2, Level 7, Raiaskaran Tech Park,
M V Road, Sakinaka
Andheri (East), Mumbai, 400072, India
T. +91 22 68550600

Mumbai (Ares SSG)
1408-09, C Wing, ONE BKC,
Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra (East), Mumbai, 400051, India
T. +91 22 66017200

Unit 3701, Park Place Office Building
1601 West Nan Jing Road
Shanghai, 200040
T. +8621 6186 5200

Ares Private Equity

Primary Role

Equity and debt solutions provided to growth-oriented businesses


Los Angeles, Houston, New York, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Primary Areas of Focus

Prudently leveraged control buyouts, growth capital, rescue capital and distressed-for-control; non-control special situations, stressed and distressed

Types of Investments

Common Equity, Preferred Equity, Convertible Securities, Warrants, Term Loans, Bonds

Corporate Opportunities
Corporate Opportunities

Our flagship corporate opportunities funds pursue a buyout focused strategy, with the ability to flex into distressed investing during periods of volatility. We focus on finding opportunities and investing in market inefficiencies in high quality middle market companies across our core industries: Healthcare, Services / Technology, Industrials and Consumer, where we can aim to reinforce and accelerate growth by partnering with strong existing management teams to seek to generate alpha.

Special Opportunities
Special Opportunities

Our special opportunities funds seek to finance debt and non-control equity solutions in middle market companies undergoing transformational change or stress. We partner with companies to enhance enterprise value, filling the void between for-control private equity and traditional private debt. Additionally, we aim to consistently invest in a range of private, special-situation opportunities and flex into distressed public market debt when attractive.



Private Equity Group Leadership

To reach our Private Equity leadership, please contact:

David Kaplan
Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of Private Equity

Bennett Rosenthal
Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of Private Equity

Matt Cwiertnia
Co-Head of Private Equity

Scott Graves
Co-Head of Private Equity & Head of Special Opportunities

Private Equity Investor Relations

For inquiries regarding Private Equity investor relations, please contact:

Jeremy Bergman
Tel: (212) 808-1115
Email:  [email protected]

Merritt Hooper
Tel: (310) 201-4190
Email:  [email protected]

General Email:  [email protected]