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Sutherland Represents Ares Capital Corporation in Unprecedented $500 Million Convertible Bond Offering

February 8, 2011

WASHINGTON (February 8, 2011) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP represented Ares Capital Corporation in its $500 million convertible bond offering – the largest ever by a business development company. The private offering involved 5.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2016. Ares also granted initial purchasers an option to buy up to an additional $75 million of the Convertible Senior Notes to cover any over-allotments. 

The Sutherland team representing Ares Capital Corporation was led by Steven B. Boehm, John J. Mahon, Payam Siadatpour and Sylvia N. Harris

Inquiries related to this transaction may be directed to Steven B. Boehm, a partner in Sutherland’s Financial Services Group, at 202.383.0176 or, or John J. Mahon, a partner in Sutherland’s Corporate Group, at 202.383.0515 or

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm with global reach known for solving challenging business problems and resolving sophisticated legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm handles matters throughout the United States and worldwide. Seven major practice areas—corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax—provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas, allowing Sutherland attorneys to serve a diverse client base that ranges from small and medium-sized start-up businesses to a significant number of Fortune 100 companies.

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