Ares Our Business Private Equity

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 $23.0 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2018. Our Private Equity Group broadly categorizes its investment strategies as corporate private equity, special opportunities, energy opportunities and infrastructure and power. Our 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 three dedicated investment teams in North America, Europe and China. The group manages flagship funds focused primarily on North America and, to a lesser extent, Europe, special opportunities, energy opportunities funds, power and infrastructure funds and related co-investment vehicles and a China growth fund.


North American and European Flexible Capital

Our flagship funds pursue opportunistic majority or shared-control investments in businesses with strong franchises and attractive growth opportunities in North America and Europe. We seek investments in companies with strong existing management teams where our capital can unlock value by serving as a catalyst for growth. Learn More >


Special Opportunities 

We employ a flexible capital strategy to target non-control positions across a broad spectrum of stressed, distressed and opportunistic situations. We target a broad range of both private market and public market transaction types including: (i) rescue direct lending, (ii) opportunistic financing, (iii) comprehensive recapitalization solutions, (iv) stressed or distressed public market debt and (v) equity issued in connection with restructurings and reorganizations.

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Infrastructure and Power Group

The Infrastructure and Power Group targets infrastructure and power across the power generation, transmission and midstream sectors, and seeks attractive risk-adjusted equity returns with current cash flow and capital appreciation. We have an over 30-year track record across investment cycles as one of the first managers focused on the independent power and electric utility industry. Learn More >


China Growth Capital

In Greater China, we primarily target minority growth equity investments in high quality companies that operate industries we believe will be the primary drivers of China’s economic growth over the next decade. We seek outstanding management partners that are in need of both growth capital and constructive equity sponsorship to satisfy a range of balance sheet, governance and strategic needs. Learn More >