We leverage the power of the Ares platform and an extensive network of professionals across our investment areas to identify and source attractive risk adjusted return opportunities while emphasizing capital preservation. We are able to invest up and down a company’s capital structure, which we believe helps us capitalize on outperformance opportunities. We utilize internal research and cash flow financial modeling to drive fundamental credit analysis and selection. Our investment process leverages a proprietary research database to evaluate potential investments against our established criteria and rigorously monitor investments to track performance against a portfolio’s objectives.
We invest in the syndicated loan and high yield markets and capitalize on opportunities across traded corporate credit. Additionally, we provide financing to middle-market corporate borrowers across a range of industries, as well as project finance, venture finance and commercial finance (asset-based and cash flow loans to small and middle-market companies). We are a long-term, value oriented direct lender, targeting investments in companies with a history of stable cash flows, demonstrated competitive advantages and experienced management teams. We place a high priority on market-leading companies with identifiable growth prospects that can generate significant free cash flow.