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 $32.7 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2021. The Private Equity Group broadly categorizes its investment strategies as corporate private equity, special opportunities and infrastructure and power. The private equity professionals have a demonstrated ability to deploy flexible capital, which allows them to stay both active and disciplined in various market environments. The group's activities are managed by investment teams in North America and Europe, and to a lesser extent, China.

The group manages flagship corporate private equity funds focused on North America and Europe, special opportunities, an energy opportunities fund, infrastructure and power funds and related co-investment vehicles and two China growth funds.

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 business partners.


Our Global Reach

North america

Three Charles River Place
63 Kendrick Street, Suite 101
Needham, MA 02494
T. (781) 292-7000

- Landmark -
265 Franklin Street, 18th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
T. (617) 556-3910

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

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

Europe / middle east


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

Asia / australia

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

Ares Private Equity

Primary Role

Flexible capital provided to growth-oriented businesses


Los Angeles, London, New York, Boston, Shanghai

Primary Areas of Focus

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

Types of Investments

Common Equity, Preferred Equity, Convertible Securities, Debt




Corporate Opportunities
Corporate Opportunities

Our flagship corporate opportunities funds employ a flexible capital strategy to pursue investments in middle market companies primarily located in North America and Europe. We seek to invest in growth-oriented, franchise companies with strong existing management teams where our capital can accelerate growth and drive long-term value creation.

Special Opportunities
Special Opportunities

We employ an all-weather, flexible capital strategy that targets private and public debt and non-control equity investments in middle market companies undergoing transformational change or stress. Our strategy targets a broad spectrum of stressed, distressed and non-distressed special-situation investments.

Energy Opportunities
Energy Opportunities

Our energy opportunities fund serves as a companion fund to our corporate opportunities funds and employs our flexible capital strategy to provide creative capital solutions across the energy industry. We target high-quality assets that operate in oil and gas basins at the low-end of the cost curve through highly structured transactions in order to provide downside protection and mitigate commodity risk.

Infrastructure and Power
Infrastructure and Power

We make infrastructure and power investments across the power generation, transmission and midstream sectors, and seek attractive risk-adjusted equity returns with current cash flow and capital appreciation. We have a 30+ year track record across investment cycles and were one of the first managers to focus on the independent power and electric utility industry.



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:

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

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

General Email:  [email protected]

Infrastructure & Power Investor Relations

For inquiries regarding Private Equity investor relations, please contact:

Tyler McConnell
Tel: (212) 515-3353
Email:  [email protected]

General Email:  [email protected]