Press Release

Kirkland Advises Ares Management in Acquisition of Majority Interest in SSG Capital Management

Kirkland & Ellis advised Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES), a leading global alternative investment manager, in its acquisition of a controlling interest in SSG Capital Management, a leading Asian alternative asset management firm.  Headquartered in Hong Kong with offices across Asia, SSG manages private credit and special situations funds totaling approximately $6.2 billion in assets under management, as of September 30, 2019.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Jonathan Benloulou, Chris Wu and Michael Woronoff, and associates Jessica Mani Schreiber, Alex Yebri, Peter Liskanich and Tobias Rushing; investment funds partners Sean Hill, Justin Solomon, Matt Cohen and Faris Elrabie, and associates Radhika Kshatriya and Brook Sutton; tax partner Anne Kim and associate Scott Fryman; and capital markets partner Pippa Bond.