ARCC About Ares Capital Corp Value Proposition

Value Proposition

Benefits for our Investors:

Benefits for our Investors:

  • Dedicated and experienced professionals
  • The power of the Ares Management Corporation ("Ares") platform: access to relationships, market intelligence, deal flow, research, infrastructure, due diligence and expertise across Ares’ investment platforms
  • Returns to shareholders (in the form of dividends and distributions(1)) generated through net interest and dividends from investments, fee income, and, in some cases, net capital gains from equity investments that may be made alongside our debt investments 
  • Long-term and short-term strategies focused on maximizing relative value through economic cycles
  • Multi-asset class track record and expertise (senior loans, subordinated loans, private equity)
  • Disciplined growth with a focus on long-term value creation and capital preservation

Benefits for our Portfolio Companies and Financial Sponsors:

  • Long-term patient investor with permanent capital
  • Flexible and creative structures with ability to meet financing needs
  • Active in all market environments
  • Ability to grow capital base with clients' needs over time
  • Execution speed
  • Higher certainty of closing
  • Significant resources and managerial assistance
  • Deep industry relationships


(1) Dividends may not continue at historical levels or at all.