Private Equity


Private Equity

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Experienced Team.

Deployment Across Cycles.

Partnership Approach.

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 $34.7 billion of assets under management via its Corporate Private Equity and Special Opportunities strategies as of December 31, 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 long-term success for our portfolio companies, limited partners and shareholders, while also emphasizing strong downside protection.

Our Global Reach

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

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

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

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

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 middle market businesses


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

Primary Areas of Focus

For control or significant influence growth buyouts and distressed; non-control healthy special situations, stressed and distressed

Types of Investments

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

Corporate Opportunities
Corporate Opportunities

Our flagship corporate opportunities seek to invest in high-quality middle market companies in our core industries - Healthcare, Services, Industrials and Consumer - across North America and Europe, where we can utilize our extensive growth-oriented investing experience, proprietary Value Creation System and our ability to flex into distressed investing in an effort to generate predictable alpha across market environments.

Special Opportunities
Special Opportunities

Our special opportunities funds target private and public market debt and non-control equity investments in healthy, stressed and distressed companies undergoing transformational change.



Private Equity Group Leadership

To reach our Private Equity leadership, please contact:

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]