Apollo is one of the leading global managers of alternative assets, with a focus on complex credit-related investments. The company has grown its assets under management very rapidly over the past several years through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Apollo is further differentiated from peers through its focus on complex, nontraditional, distressed-for-control investments, in which it invests in distressed senior debt securities that may be converted to a controlling equity stake in the case of a reorganization or other restructuring event. Apollo thus has deep expertise investing across the capital structure, and often faces less competition by 'avoiding the herd' in traditional buyouts and traditional high-yield and investment-grade credit.
Stephen BiggarDirector of Financial Institutions Research