Ares Capital Corporation

Founded 1997


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Total investments 18
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 15
Rounds per year 0.75
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 8
Key employees 19
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Apps
  • Health Care
  • SaaS

Ares Capital Corporation is the famous VC, which was founded in 2004. The main department of described VC is located in the Los Angeles. The company was established in North America in United States.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Sonian, Brandtone, Faction Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 11-15 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Analytics, Advertising. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The overall number of key employees were 19.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Ares Capital Corporation, startups are often financed by Chrysalis Ventures, Summerhill Venture Partners, Prism Venture Management. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are The Carlyle Group, Texas Instruments, Chrysalis Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by River Cities Capital Funds, Meritage Funds, Charterhouse Strategic Partners.

Comparing to the other companies, this Ares Capital Corporation performs on 7 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The important activity for fund was in 2015. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2015. The real fund results show that this VC is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Meadowlark Media

Media and Entertainment
$12M01 Apr 2021 New York, New York, United States

Professional Fighters League

$65M18 Feb 2021 District of Columbia, United States


Independent Music
Music Streaming
$70M23 Mar 2017 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Regent Education

$8M28 Feb 2017 Frederick, Maryland, United States


Information Services
Information Technology
$6M25 Jan 2017 Denver, Colorado, United States

Pyramid Hotel Group

Asset Management
Project Management
Property Management
$1M04 Nov 2016 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Information Services
Information Technology
$6M15 Dec 2015 Denver, Colorado, United States


Cloud Computing
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$7M14 Oct 2015 Massachusetts, United States

Financial Services
$40M06 Jul 2015 Orlando, Florida, United States
Faraday Future Announces it has Raised $100 Million in Debt Financing to Help Advance the Countdown to FF 91 Delivery, Following the Signing of the Merger Agreement with Property Solutions Acquisition Corp (PSAC)

– Faraday Future announced that it has raised approximately US$100m in debt financing commitments led by Ares.
– The new funding allows FF to build upon the momentum of a well-developed vehicle program and begin production preparation at FF’s manufacturing facility in Hanford, California and advance the countdown of the delivery of the FF 91, which is planned for approximately 12 months after the close of its previously announced merger with Property Solutions Acquisition Corp (“PSAC”).

Professional Fighters League Wins $65M Funding

– The Professional Fighters League (PFL) from New York has announced the completion of a $65m financing round.
– The round was led by Ares Capital, Elysian Park Ventures, and Knighthead Capital.
– The PFL is the first and only to present MMA in the sport-season format, where individual fighters control their own destiny, competing each year in a Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship.
– PFL is the fastest growing sports league and the #2 MMA company worldwide.


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