Ares Capital Corporation is a business development company that is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company�s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments, investing invest primarily in United States middle-market companies. The Company primarily has three areas of focus: Corporate, non-syndicated senior debt, mezzanine debt and non-control equity to middle-market companies; Project Finance: high yield senior and mezzanine debt to finance power generation projects; Venture Finance, senior secured loans to early stage and emerging growth companies backed by venture capital firms. The Company invests in sectors, such as Healthcare Services, Business Services, Education, Energy, Restaurants and Food Services, Financial Services among others. The Company is externally managed by its investment adviser, Ares Capital Management LLC.