Ares Capital appointed Kort Schnabel co-president after current co-president Michael Smith stepped down. Smith will join the Ares Capital’s board of directors. Smith will also continue to serve as a member of the investment committee of Ares Capital’s investment manager.
Ares Capital increased commitments under its revolving credit facility to approximately $4.8 billion and extended the final maturity date. The facility is led by JP Morgan, Bank of America, Truist, MUFG Bank, SMBC and Wells Fargo and includes a total of 39 lenders.
Mary Beth Henson joined Ares Capital’s board of directors as an independent director. Henson served as CFO at the National Audubon Society, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting birds and their habitats, from 2013 until 2021.
In Q3/20, Ares Capital made $706 million in new investment commitments, of which $447 million were funded, including nine new portfolio companies and 15 existing portfolio companies. Of the $706 million in new commitments made during Q3/20, 94% were in first lien senior secured loans.
During Q2/20, Ares Capital made $867 million in new investment commitments, of which $741 million were funded, including five new portfolio companies and 17 existing portfolio companies. Of the new commitments, 69% were in first lien senior secured loans.
According to documents filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, Ares Capital will serve as administrative agent on a debtor-in-possession credit agreement for Vista Proppants and Logistics.
Teligent entered into amendments related to its first lien revolving credit agreement with ACF Finco I LP as administrative agent and its definitive second lien credit agreement with Ares Capital as administrative agent.
J.P. Morgan led a syndicate of 37 bank participants in increasing and extending Ares Capital’s revolving credit facility. The facility was increased by $240 million to $3.6 billion and the final maturity date was extended to March 30, 2025.
Varagon Capital Partners served as joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner on financing to support Freeman Spogli & Company’s acquisition of a majority interest in Five Star Food Service. Ares Capital also provided financing.
Ares Capital reported GAAP new income of $153 million, net investment income of $203 million and net realized and unrealized losses of $50 million for the fourth quarter of 2018.