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 27 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 400 dedicated professionals. 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 Activities²

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