Antares was founded in 1996 with a vision to be a pre-eminent player in middle market private debt. Today with more than $55+ billion of capital under management and administrationAs of December 31, 2022. Amount shown above is an estimate and is subject to change upon finalization. Capital Under Management and Administration (“CUMA”) is defined as the sum of (i) for actively investing advised accounts (i.e., funds and separately managed accounts) and contract investor programs (either self-directed or managed by a third party), the total equity commitments and, with respect to such actively investing advised accounts, maximum leverage limits per the limited partnership agreement or other governing document of such accounts as of December 31, 2022, plus (ii) for advised accounts or contract investor programs that are no longer investing, without duplication, total outstanding principal balance of loans and loan commitments held by such vehicles as of December 31, 2022, plus (iii) for the consolidated Antares balance sheet, the sum of total outstanding principal balance of loans and loan commitments held thereby for investment, including investment securities (i.e., equity tags), cash, restricted cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2022. CLOs that are consolidated entities within the Antares balance sheet represented ~$9.3B of CUMA as of December 31, 2022. For purposes of the foregoing clause (i), the maximum leverage limit included herein may be different than the actual amount of leverage applied in the case of any given account. Please contact Antares if you have any questions. For the avoidance of doubt, CUMA is not intended to be the same as (and is calculated differently as compared to) Antares Capital Advisers LLC’s regulatory assets under management, as reported under Item 5.F on Part 1 of Form ADV, 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 400+ dedicated professionalsHeadcount as of December 31, 2022.. 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 ActivitiesAny third-party award, recognition or selection listed is not representative of any one Client evaluation, experience or portfolio performance. Neither Antares nor their employees played a role in the selection or the criteria used when formulating the award, recognition or selection and did not pay a fee to participate.

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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