We seek to partner with management teams as they evaluate growth and capital structure initiatives. Both public and private market opportunities require collaborative approaches to fill the “void of sponsorship,” especially in highly complex and distressed situations. Our team conducts thorough, private equity-style diligence to gain a deep understanding of each specialized situation, the needs of the management team and dynamics of the investment's ecosystem. We employ a flexible capital approach which enables us to provide companies with highly flexible, structured capital to support growth and/or capital structure initiatives.
In situations where a restructuring process is necessary, we seek to work effectively with other constituents to reach a quick resolution and minimize the impact on the company's business. We seek to “right-size” each company's balance sheet to enable the company to grow and compete without the constraints of an over-leveraged capital structure. We have the ability to leverage the knowledge and resources of the broader Ares Management platform to support the company throughout the restructuring process. We do not seek day-to-day control of businesses we invest in.
We employ a flexible capital strategy to target non-control positions across a broad spectrum of stressed, distressed and opportunistic situations. We seek to deploy our flexible capital across a broad range of both private market and public market transaction types. We utilize a proprietary relative value framework to optimize team capacity utilization, portfolio construction and risk management objectives. Our team conducts thorough, private equity-style diligence utilizing an objective, consistent and repeatable investment process.