Freshfields Advises on Ares Capital Corporation’s Offering of Common Stock
Freshfields has acted as underwriters’ counsel for Ares Capital Corporation’s (ARCC) offering of 9.2 million shares of Common Stock, which raised approximately $174.8 million in gross proceeds for ARCC. The syndicate was led by Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, BofA Securities, Inc. and UBS Securities LLC. ARCC is the largest public US business development company by market capitalization, with approximately $21.8 billion of total assets as of June 30, 2022.
The Freshfields team consisted of Partner and Global Co-Head of Capital Markets Valerie Ford Jacob, Partner Michael Levitt, Counsel Jeremy Barr, Senior Associate Tracy Zhang, Associates Rebecca Mitstifer and Fatima Anjum and Law Clerk Isaac Ellman.
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