Ares Management Raises $5 Billion Seed Funding

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Ares Management Corporation , a prominent worldwide alternative investment manager, announced today the completion of its Infrastructure Debt Fund V, which focuses on subordinated investments in the digital, utilities, renewables, energy, and transportation sectors.

IDF V closed on December 29, 2022, with a final close of roughly $5.0 billion, including General Partner obligations and related transaction vehicles.

Ares’ Infrastructure Debt team maintains deep local contact networks that enable powerful direct origination and high-quality deal flow capabilities, with more than 25 investment professionals spanning the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Since 2011, the Infrastructure Debt team has committed nearly $10.4 billion across more than 60 assets, establishing a good track record.

The Ares Infrastructure Debt team continues to provide scaled and tailored capital solutions for key infrastructure assets with predictable cash flows through IDF V, and to date, the team has invested or committed about $2.0 billion, or around 40% of IDF V’s investable capital base. IDF V has constructed sustainability-linked financing facilities among its investments, demonstrating Ares’ commitment to responsible investment and ESG integration across its platform.

Ares Management Corporation manages complementary primary and secondary infrastructure investment solutions. Ares aspires to originate and manage varied, high-quality debt and equity investments in private infrastructure assets around the world, leveraging its direct sourcing advantages and extensive sector experience. Ares’ principal infrastructure business totaled $14.2 billion in assets under management and more than 50 investment professionals as of September 30, 2022.

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