Ares Capital Corp. is a business development company that seeks investment opportunities in middle market companies with EBITDA of $10 - $250 million located in the US. The fund targets companies operating across a broad range of sectors, including healthcare services, business services, education, energy, financial services, consumer products, restaurants & food services, containers & packaging, automotive services, manufacturing, retail, aerospace & defense and chemicals. It provides financing in the form of senior secured loans, second lien senior secured loans, mezzanine debt and equity with investment size ranges from $1 - $500 million. It acts as a lead investor and takes a seat on the board of directors.
Ares Capital call option trades that are bought on or above the market's asking price OR put trades that are sold on or less than the market's bid price - expecting a move to the updside.
Ares Capital put option trades that are bought on or above the market's asking price OR call trades that are sold on or less than the market's bid price - expecting a move to the downside.