Private Equity

Experienced Team.

Deployment Across Cycles.

Partnership Approach.

Our Private Equity Group seeks attractive risk-adjusted investment returns for a diversified and growing group of high-profile limited partners and has approximately $34.31 billion of assets under management via its Corporate Private Equity, Special Opportunities, APAC Private Equity and other strategies as of September 30, 2023.

The Private Equity Group offers both control and non-control Equity, Debt and Hybrid Capital Solutions for companies in North America, Europe and Asia. 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 helping drive 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

245 Park Avenue
44th Floor
New York, NY 10167
T. (212) 710-2100

437 Madison Avenue
39th Floor
New York, NY 10022
T. (212) 858-9760

10 New Burlington Street
6th Floor
London, W1S 3BE
United Kingdom
T. +44 (0) 20-7434-6400

12 Cours Albert 1er. 
5th Floor
Paris 75008
T. +33 (0) 17039 4150

40/F, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark
15 Queens Road Central, Central
Hong Kong
T. +852 3909 8888

Unit 3702, Park Place Office Building
1601 West Nan Jing Road
Shanghai, 200040
T. +8621 6186 5200

378 Wukang Road
6/F Xu Hui District
Shanghai, 200031

Ares Private Equity

Video: Overview of Ares Corporate Oppurtunities and Special Oppurtunities strategies.

Primary Role

Equity, debt and hybrid solutions provided to growth-oriented businesses


Los Angeles, Houston, 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; growth capital and deep value

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.

Aerial view of Singapore at daytime
APAC Private Equity

Our APAC Private Equity strategy is focused on investing in industry-leading consumer companies in seven core sectors while opportunistically investing in deep value across all sectors in the larger Southeast Asia markets and China.



Ares Corporate Opportunities and
Special Opportunities Leadership

To reach our 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
(Ares Corporate Opportunities and Special Opportunities)

For inquiries regarding investor relations, please contact:

Jeremy Bergman
Tel: (212) 808-1115
Email:  [email protected]

General Email:  [email protected]

APAC Private Equity Leadership

To reach our APAC Private Equity leadership, please contact:

David Hand
Head of APAC Private Equity

APAC Private Equity Investor Relations

For inquiries regarding APAC Private Equity investor relations, please contact:

Jolyn Dang
Tel: (852) 3909-8860
Email:  [email protected]