Corporate Profile


Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC) is a specialty finance company that provides one-stop debt and equity financing solutions to the U.S. middle market, including private equity sponsored companies. We invest primarily in first and second lien loans (including unitranche loans) and mezzanine debt, which in some cases includes an equity component like warrants. To a lesser extent, we also make equity investments. We seek current income and capital appreciation through our debt and equity investments. We seek to originate investments in market-leading companies with a history of stable cash flows, proven competitive advantages and experienced management teams. Ares Capital seeks to serve as a lead agent or investor in order to optimize due diligence and capital structure as well as enable active monitoring of the investment. Our strategy is to maximize risk-adjusted returns throughout economic cycles. As of December 31, 2013, our portfolio had a fair value of approximately $7.6 billion and consisted of 193 portfolio companies backed by 127 different private equity sponsors.

Ares Capital is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. Ares Capital is externally managed by Ares Capital Management LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ares Management LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser and alternative asset investment management firm with approximately $74 billion (1) of assets under management as of December 31, 2013. We leverage off of the Ares Management platform, benefiting from its relationships, infrastructure, industry research, reputation and significant multi-asset class management expertise.


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(1) AUM refers to the assets of the funds, alternative asset companies and other entities and accounts that are managed or co-managed by Ares Management. It also includes funds managed by Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P., a wholly owned portfolio company of ARCC, and a registered investment adviser. It includes drawn and undrawn amounts, including certain amounts that are subject to regulatory leverage restrictions and/or borrowing base restrictions. AUM amounts are as of December 31, 2013 and are unaudited. Certain amounts are preliminary and remain subject to change, and differences may arise due to rounding.

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