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Ares Management Wins Multiple Awards from Private Debt Investor, Private Equity International and Infrastructure Investor

March 09, 2020, 09:00 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

Ares Management Corporation announced that it has won industry recognition for nine annual awards from three industry publications – Private Debt Investor, Private Equity International and Infrastructure Investor. The awards acknowledge leaders across an array of categories and are the culmination of a broad-based voting process among industry participants, including peers and institutional investors.

For 2019, Ares has been named the winner in the following categories:

Private Debt Investor

  • Global Fund Manager of the Year
  • Lender of the Year, Americas
  • Junior Lender of the Year, Americas
  • BDC of the Year, Americas
  • Deal of the Year, Americas (with KKR for Athena Health)

 Private Equity International

  • Lender of the Year, North America

Infrastructure Investor

  • Fund Manager of the Year, North America
  • Renewables Investor of the Year, North America
  • Renewables Deal of the Year, North America (Aviator Wind)

“We are excited to be recognized for our 2019 investment activities and we are pleased that for another consecutive year our firm has received several prominent industry awards. We believe these awards demonstrate our market leadership, the extensive depth and talent of our global platform and the successful impact we are having on the marketplace,” said Michael Arougheti, Chief Executive Officer and President of Ares. “We wish to thank our clients and market participants for their support and confidence in us.”

“We appreciate receiving distinctions for a total of six private credit awards, including Global Fund Manager of the Year by Private Debt Investor. We believe these awards underscore our leadership position in providing flexible private credit financing solutions to the middle market across the U.S. and Europe,” said Kipp deVeer, Head of the Ares Credit Group and CEO of Ares Capital Corporation. “We had an outstanding 2019 where we committed more than $21.5 billion across over 270 direct lending transactions in both continents. We believe our scale, experience and the breadth of our platform provides significant advantages in addressing the growing funding needs of the middle market.”

“We are pleased to be recognized by Infrastructure Investor as North American Infrastructure Fund Manager of the Year and as a leading investor in the renewables sector, which is experiencing a profound market shift driven by rapid cost declines, public policy support, growing consumer demand and a desire for decarbonization,” said Keith Derman and Andy Pike, Partners and Co-Heads of Ares Infrastructure and Power. “As the opportunity set for renewables continues to expand, we believe our team is well-positioned to build upon our proven 30-year track record in climate infrastructure and leverage the origination, execution, and asset management capabilities of Ares to capture additional opportunities within the clean energy transition.”

“On behalf of our leadership, I would also like to congratulate SSG Capital for being recognized by Private Debt Investor as Asia-Pacific Distressed Debt Investor of the Year and for Deal of the Year. We look forward to closing our previously announced transaction, which will provide us with an industry leading direct lending platform across the U.S., Europe and Asia,” said Mr. Arougheti.

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