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Ares Management

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Bennett Rosenthal David Kaplan


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Total investments 60
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 54
Rounds per year 2.31
Lead investments 13
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 11
Key employees 54
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Financial Services
  • Finance
  • Software
  • Information Technology

Ares Management appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1997. The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Chicago.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2016. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 22 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. Comparing to the other companies, this Ares Management performs on 4 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Ares Management, startups are often financed by IDG Capital, Bojiang Capital, The Carlyle Group. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Tencent Holdings, SunAmerica Ventures, East River Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by J & W Seligman, Guggenheim Securities, East River Ventures.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight, Infovista, Creative Planet. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Software, Enterprise Software.

This organization was formed by Bennett Rosenthal, David Kaplan. We also calculated 54 valuable employees in our database.

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Health Care
Information Technology
$300M11 Jan 2023 Dallas, Texas, United States

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20 Dec 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


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$54M19 Oct 2022 Essex, England, United Kingdom

Gotham Greens

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$310M12 Sep 2022 New York, New York, United States

McLaren Group

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American Express Global Business Travel

Customer Service
$335M31 May 2022 New York, New York, United States
Nuula raises $120M to build out a financial services ‘super app’ aimed at SMBs

– Canadian startup Nuula raised $120m in funding.
– The round was led by Edison Partners and Credit Group of Ares Management.
– The company plans to launch its app and first product, a line of credit for its users.
– Nuula is aiming to build a super app to provide a range of financial services to small and medium businesses.


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