Antares was founded in 1996 by 12 partners with a vision to be a pre-eminent player in middle market private debt. Today with more than 28+ billion of capital under management and administration1, Antares is a private debt credit manager and a leading provider of financing solutions for middle-market private equity-backed transactions.

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 two-plus decades. What started as 12 has grown to a team of more than 360+ dedicated professionals2. Together we are committed to working closely with our clients to meet their unique needs. In good times and bad. Consistently and reliably.

20+ years of experience shaping middle market lending.

2017

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.

2016

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

2015

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.

2008

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

2005

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

1996

Twelve deal professionals from Heller Financial start Antares.

Awards & Recognition for Antares' Financing Activities³

Antares’ Shannon Fritz (2019), Katie Hockman (2018) and Mary Gaede (2016, 2017) 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.