Press Release May 18, 2017

Ares Management Closes Ares European Property Enhancement Partners II Fund with Total Commitments of €665 million

Goodwin has advised Ares Management on the fundraising of its latest European real estate fund, Ares European Property Enhancement Partners II, which held its final close with total commitments of €665 million. The fund will pursue a value add strategy and will target real estate investments across Europe. Goodwin also advised Ares Management on a related co-investment vehicle between the fund and a limited partner.

Ares Management L.P. is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $100 billion of assets under management as of 31 March 2017. Ares Real Estate Group manages public and private equity and debt strategies in the U.S. and Europe and has over $9.9 billion in assets under management as of 31 March 2017.

The Goodwin team advising Ares was led by partner Samantha Lake Coghlan and included partners Greg Barclay, Paul Lyons and Ben Eaton, counsel Colin Baker, and associates Dominic Wong and Katie Leah.