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Ares Management appoints head of European special opportunities in private equity group

Ares Management Corporation has appointed James Kim has as a partner and head of European special opportunities in Ares’ private equity group. 

Based in London, Kim will lead Ares’ Special Opportunities activities in Europe, adding to Ares’ growing private equity presence in the region, while leveraging Ares’ leading European private credit and real estate platforms.

Kim has more than 18 years of global private equity and leveraged finance experience. Prior to joining Ares, he spent over 11 years at Apollo Global Management where he most recently served as a Partner and the European Co-Head of Hybrid Value, focused on providing innovative debt and equity solutions to European corporates. Kim also served on Apollo’s European Operating, Strategic and Risk committees. 

Prior to joining Apollo, Kim was a Senior Associate in Citi’s European Leveraged Finance team where he focused on structuring and syndicating European leveraged loans and high yield bonds. Before Citi, he worked in the private equity team at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Kim graduated with distinction from The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario with an Honours in Business Administration.

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