Ares Private Equity Group

2000 Avenue of the Stars, 12th Floor,
Los Angeles, California 90067
United States,
(310) 201-4100
www.aresmgmt.com/our-business/private-equity

Ares Private Equity Group is the private equity arm of Ares Management, a global alternative asset manager. The Ares Private Equity Group specializes in opportunistic majority/shared control investments in under-capitalized middle-market companies. Ares looks for companies with strong franchises and attractive growth opportunities. The Group prefers to be the lead investor and will invest across the capital structure, including common equity, preferred equity, convertible equity/debt and senior debt. Areas of interest include business services, defense, healthcare, manufacturing, industrial, energy and consumer products and services. The Ares Private Equity Group was formed in 2003 and is based in Los Angeles, California.


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In the last 3 years, Ares Private Equity Group has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Ares Private Equity Group’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (10%) and retail (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (40%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (14%). In total, Ares Private Equity Group has invested in 20 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Neiman Marcus Group for $6.0B.

In the last 3 years, Ares Private Equity Group has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (32%). Ares Private Equity Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Samsonite International SA for $1.7B.

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