NEW YORK, (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ares Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCC) announced that it plans to make a public offering of 9,000,000 shares of its common stock. Ares Capital also plans to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 1,350,000 shares of common stock. The offering of the shares will be made under Ares Capitalís shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 3, 2021, which became effective automatically upon filing.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, BofA Securities, UBS Investment Bank, RBC Capital Markets, LLC and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as joint lead book-running managers for this offering. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company, and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for this offering. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, J.P. Morgan and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. are acting as co-managers for this offering.
Ares Capital expects to use the net proceeds of this offering to repay certain outstanding indebtedness under its debt facilities. Ares Capital may reborrow under its debt facilities for general corporate purposes, which include investing in portfolio companies in accordance with its investment objective.