Antares was founded in 1996 with a vision to be a pre-eminent player in middle market private debt. Today with more than $60+ billion of capital under management and administration1, Antares is a private debt credit manager and a leading provider of innovative financing and investment solutions for our PE-backed borrowers and investors. We’re proud to have built one of the industry’s largest and longest-tenured portfolios of mid-market companies.

A lot has changed over twenty-five years. What started as 12 has grown to a team of 420+ dedicated professionals2. Together we are committed to consistently and reliably championing middle market growth. In good times and bad. All while maintaining integrity and a focus on social responsibility. Doing so allows our people, partners and communities to achieve their full potential.

25+ years of experience shaping middle market lending.


Antares Capital and Bain Capital Credit form a joint venture to provide first lien unitranche loans of up to $350 million in a single transaction.


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


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.


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


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


Twelve deal professionals from Heller Financial start Antares.

Awards & Recognition for Antares' Financing Activities1

Antares’ Bruce Frank receives a Top 100 Corporate Counsel Award.

Antares’ Chief Commercial Officer, Lisa Madden, and the firm’s Credit Advisory Leader, Michele Kovatchis, recognized for their expertise and contributions.

Antares’ Devasena Vallabhaneni (2022), Shannon Fritz (2019), Katie Hockman (2018) and Mary Gaede (2017, 2016) have been selected as one of Merger & Acquisition’s Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A.

Antares recognized as Lender of the Year for its significant role supporting middle market growth.

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