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Since its founding in 1990, Apollo has grown to become one of the world's largest alternative asset managers.

We attribute our success to our key competitive strengths:

  • our integrated business model which combines the strength of our private equity, credit, and real estate platforms and the extensive intellectual capital base of the global Apollo franchise to create a sustainable competitive advantage;
  • our expertise in distressed investing and ability to invest capital and grow assets under management throughout economic cycles;
  • our deep industry knowledge and expertise with complex transactions;
  • our collaboration with portfolio company management teams;
  • our "edge" in investing by combining our core industry expertise, comfort with complexity, and use of strategic platforms to create proprietary investment opportunities;
  • our long-standing investor relationships that include many of the world's most prominent alternative asset investors;
  • our track record of generating attractive long-term risk-adjusted returns;
  • our strong management team, brand name and reputation; and
  • our long-term capital base.

We operate our businesses in an integrated manner, which we believe distinguishes us from other alternative asset managers. Our investment professionals frequently collaborate and share information across disciplines including market insight, management, banking and consultant contacts as well as potential investment opportunities, which contributes to our library of industry knowledge and enables us to invest successfully across a company's capital structure. The integrated Apollo platform and the experience of our investment team have enabled us to deliver strong long-term investment performance in our private equity funds and a number of our capital markets funds throughout a range of economic cycles.

Our investment approach is value-oriented, focusing on industries in which we have considerable knowledge, and emphasizing downside protection and the preservation of capital. We are frequently contrarian in our investment approach, which is reflected in a number of ways, including:

  • our willingness to invest in industries that our competitors typically avoid;
  • the often complex structures we employ in some of our investments, including our willingness to pursue difficult corporate carve-out transactions;
  • our experience investing during periods of uncertainty or distress in the economy or financial markets;
  • our orientation towards sole-sponsored transactions; and
  • our willingness to undertake transactions that have substantial business, regulatory or legal complexity.

We have successfully applied this investment philosophy since Apollo's founding in 1990, allowing us to identify what we believe to be are attractive investment opportunities, deploy capital across the balance sheet of industry leading businesses, and create value for our investors throughout economic cycles.