Ares Management Corp. invests in real estate and private equity as well as credit. Operations are organized into three divisions: Credit, Private Equity, and Real Estate. Ares Capital Management is the investment advisor to Ares Capital Corp. (ARCC) whose common shares are listed on the NYSE (ARES) exchange.
Ares was founded in 1997 by Antony Ressler, Michael Arougheti, David Kaplan, John H. Kissick, Bennett Rosenthal, and others. Ares Capital was established in 2004 and acquired Allied Capital in 2010. Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation and Ares Commercial Real Estate completed initial public offerings in 2012. Area Property Partners was acquired in 2013. Ares Management completed its initial public offering in 2014. Keltic was acquired in 2014 and First Capital in 2015. The company acquired Energy Investors Fund (EIF) in 2015 and American Capital in 2016.