Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management, Inc. is a global alternative investment management firm. It invests in credit, private equity, and real assets. As of December 31, 2020, the company had $455.5 billion of assets under management, including $328.6 billion invested in credit, including mezzanine capital, hedge funds, non-performing loans and collateralized loan obligations, $80.7 billion invested in private equity, and $46.2 billion invested in real assets, which includes real estate and infrastructure. The company invests money on behalf of pension funds, financial endowments and sovereign wealth funds, as well as other institutional and individual investors. Since inception in 1990, private equity funds managed by Apollo have produced a 24% internal rate of return (IRR) to investors, net of fees.Among the most notable companies in which funds managed by the company have invested include ADT Inc., CareerBuilder, Cox Media Group, Intrado, Rackspace, Redbox, Shutterfly, Sirius Satellite Radio, Smart & Final, University of Phoenix, and Yahoo!.
Apollo was founded in 1990 by Leon Black, Josh Harris, and Marc Rowan. Apollo is headquartered in the Solow Building at 9 West 57th Street in New York City, with offices across North America, Europe and Asia including in Purchase, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, El Segundo, Woodland Hills, Houston, Bethesda, London, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Madrid, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Powai, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Mumbai.In addition to its private funds, Apollo operates Apollo Investment Corporation (AIC), a US-domiciled publicly traded private equity closed-end fund. AIC provides mezzanine debt, senior secured loans, and equity investments to middle-market companies, including public companies. AIC is structured as a business development company, a type of publicly traded private equity vehicle that is designed to generate interest income and long-term capital appreciation. AIC historically has not invested in companies controlled by Apollo's private equity funds.