Ares clocks US$11bn for its Largest-ever Europe Credit Fund

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Ares Management Corp, a Los Angeles, California-based global alternative asset manager, has raised $11 billion in total capital commitments for its fifth Europe credit fund, Ares Capital Europe V.

Based on the target of EUR 9bn (USD 10.9bn), the Fund is already slightly oversubscribed. It’s not clear from the filing that the Fund had a final close or still raising more commitments.

As a direct lending fund, the Fund has a mandate to provide debt capital to European middle-market companies.

The total capital commitments include the amount raised by the Fund’s parallel vehicle as well. Ares Investor Services LLC is the Fund’s placement agent, according to the filing.

With a first sale recorded in September last year, the Fund has received commitments from more than 200 limited partners (LPs). Virginia Retirement System, an independent state agency that administers retirement plans for Virginia’s public sector employees, is one of the LPs of the Fund.

Previously, Ares had raised EUR 6.5bn for its oversubscribed Europe IV fund, closed in July 2018, and collected EUR 2.5bn for Europe III fund in May 2016, according to AnalyzeMarkets Global Funds Data.

NYSE-listed, Ares has a current market value of USD 12.2bn.

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