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Ares Management Corporation Announces Agreement to Acquire Majority Interest in SSG Capital Holdings Limited

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

(Press Release) - Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES) (“Ares”) announced today that its subsidiary, Ares Holdings L.P., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling interest in SSG Capital Holdings Limited and its operating subsidiaries (collectively, “SSG”), a leading Asian alternative asset management firm.

Headquartered in Hong Kong with offices across Asia, SSG manages private credit and special situations funds totaling approximately $6.2 billion in assets under management, as of September 30, 2019. Supported by a global, institutional investor base, SSG is regarded as one of the top investment firms in Asia with numerous industry distinctions and accolades for its lending and distressed activities. SSG is led by a highly experienced management team that has delivered attractive investment performance across various market cycles, transaction types and Asian countries, including India, Indonesia, China and Thailand.

“We believe SSG is the ideal partner for Ares to further expand into the strategically important Asian region,” said Michael Arougheti, Chief Executive Officer and President of Ares. “SSG is an experienced alternative investment manager with a long-tenured team with deep investment experience, well-established track record, comprehensive regional sourcing networks and global institutional investor relationships. We look forward to having Edwin Wong, Shyam Maheshwari, Andreas Vourloumis, Peter Cairns and their colleagues join our firm and we envision significant benefits for our respective investors and employees following this combination.”


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