About Us

Antares was founded in 1996 with a vision to be a pre-eminent player in private debt. Today with more than $68 billion of capital under management and administrationAs of March 31, 2024, Capital Under Management and Administration (“CUMA”) as of March 31, 2024 is defined as the sum of, without duplication, (i) for actively investing advised accounts (i.e., funds and separately managed accounts) and contract investor programs, the total equity commitments and, with respect to actively investing advised accounts, maximum leverage limits per the applicable limited partnership agreement or other governing document of such accounts, plus (ii) for advised accounts or contract investor programs that are no longer investing, total outstanding principal balance of loans and loan commitments held by such vehicles, plus (iii) for advised Private Credit CLOs that are not consolidated on Antares’ balance sheet and for Liquid Credit CLOs, the sum of total outstanding principal balance of loans and loan commitments, including cash, restricted cash and cash equivalents, plus (iv) for the consolidated Antares balance sheet (inclusive of Private Credit CLOs and BDCs that are consolidated within the Antares balance sheet), the sum of total outstanding principal balance of loans and loan commitments including investment securities (i.e., equity tags), cash, restricted cash and cash equivalents. For purposes of the foregoing clause (i), the maximum leverage limit included herein may be different from the actual amount of leverage applied in the case of any given account. Contract investor programs are not advised clients of Antares Capital Advisers LLC and are either self-directed or managed by a third party. 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. “Private Credit” refers to the business of arranging, structuring and/or investing in senior secured loans of private equity sponsored middle-market companies. Private Credit excludes the Liquid Credit business managed by Antares Liquid Credit Strategies LLC (“ALCS”) but can include broadly syndicated loans either originated by the Antares platform or purchased on the secondary market. “Liquid Credit” refers to the business managed by ALCS and includes investment opportunities with respect to broadly syndicated loans and high yield bonds., Antares is an experienced and cycle-tested alternative asset manager and a leading provider of financing for private equity-backed borrowers. Our portfolios are among the industry’s largest and longest-tenured.

A lot has changed over 25+ years. Today, as a portfolio company of CPP Investments, one of the largest pension funds globally, we are proud of our team of ~450 professionalsHeadcount as of March 31, 2024. who are dedicated to delivering for our investors and helping businesses grow.

25+ Years of Experience Shaping Private Debt

1996

Twelve deal professionals from Heller Financial start Antares.

2005

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

2008

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

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 $12B.

2016

Northleaf Capital Partners acquires a 16% stake in Antares from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), cementing a strategic relationship for Antares’ Asset Management initiative.

2017

Antares raises its first CLO, the largest in the U.S. since 2006 at $2.1B.

2020

Antares closes its inaugural Senior Loan Fund I with approximately $3B in purchasing power.

2021

Demonstrating its commitment to responsible investment, Antares becomes a signatory to Principles for Responsible Investment.

2023

Antares launches its Liquid Credit business and closes its first two BSL CLOs.

2023

Antares closes Senior Loan Fund IIInclusive of a dedicated co-invest vehicle. with approximately ~$6B in purchasing power.

2023

Antares expands coverage into UK and EuropeAntares Capital London Limited is an appointed representative of Langham Hall Fund Management LLP, an entity which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority of the UK. to further enhance relationships with investors in these markets.