Ares Management is a global alternative asset manager and SEC-registered investment adviser. Established in 1997, the firm pursues investment activities in leveraged loans, high yield bonds, private debt, private equity and other types of investments. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia. The firm is made up of three different platforms, which are, Ares Private Equity Group, Ares Private Debt Group, and Cares Capital Markets Group. Ares Private Equity Group pursues opportunistic majority or shared-control investments, principally in under-capitalized middle-market companies. Ares Private Debt Group which is made up of Ares Capital Corporation and Ares Capital Europe provides integrated private debt and non-control equity financing solutions to the middle market. Ares Capital Markets Group invests in tradable securities, including broadly syndicated leveraged loans, high yield bonds, and other fixed-income investments.