20+ years of experience shaping middle market lending.


January 7, 1996

Twelve deal professionals from Heller Financial start Antares.


April 4, 2005

GE Capital acquires Antares for more than $5 billion, doubling the size of GE’s middle-market lending business.


May 18, 2008

GE Capital acquires Merrill Lynch Capital adding to its focus on private equity sponsor financing.


April 28, 2016

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) acquires GE’s sponsor finance business, inclusive of GE Antares, from GE Capital, in a transaction valued at $12 billion.


November 28, 2016

Northleaf Capital Partners acquires a 16% stake in Antares from CPPIB, cementing a strategic relationship for Antares’ Asset Management imperative.

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