Through its global direct lending platform, Ares Management is serving as the lead arranger for a £1.875 billion ($2.34 billion) financing commitment to The Ardonagh Group, an independent insurance broker.
Ares Management, an alternative investment manager, closed ts Ares Special Opportunities Fund. The fund was significantly oversubscribed at more than $3.5 billion of commitments relative to its $2 billion target.
Funds managed by Ares Management’s alternative credit strategy led a $250 million revolving asset-backed credit facility for Affirm, a financial technology company.
Funds managed by affiliates of Ares Management acted as administrative agent and collateral agent for a five-year, $450 million senior secured credit facility for LivaNova.
Funds managed by Ares Management’s alternative credit strategy led the closing of a three-year, $400 million secured loan commitment for Chimera Investment.
In conjunction with a $150 million capital raise by Ares Management for IGS Resi Solar III, ING arranged a seven-year, $146 million senior secured financing for IGS Resi OpCo II.
Mitch Drucker joined Ares Commercial Finance as a partner. Drucker previously worked for Garrison Investment Group and CIT.
Centric Brands entered into a restructuring support agreement, led by certain funds managed by Blackstone, Ares Management, and HPS Investment Partners, to recapitalize the company and provide $435 million in debtor-in-possession financing.
Funds managed by Ares Management’s credit group closed approximately $2.7 billion in direct lending commitments across 40 transactions during Q1/2020.