Apollo Announces Formal Launch of Sponsor and Secondary Solutions Business, “S3”, with Cornerstone Commitment from ADIA
Apollo S3 launches with approx. $4 billion in new commitments
NEW YORK, Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apollo (NYSE: APO) today announced the formal launch of its Sponsor and Secondary Solutions business, S3, which provides flexible capital solutions to asset managers and limited partners across the yield, hybrid and equity spectrum. Apollo also announced that ADIA, a globally diversified investment institution and long-term partner to the firm, has made, through a wholly owned subsidiary, a cornerstone commitment to S3. This brings total new commitments for S3 to approx. $4 billion, including affiliated capital. Together, Apollo and ADIA see a significant and growing opportunity set across private market secondary transactions and lending that can be holistically served through S3.
S3, a natural extension of Apollo’s global investment platform, offers a comprehensive set of secondary and fund finance capital solutions, including private equity, credit, and real asset secondary investments, net asset value (NAV) loans, GP lending, staking and more. Apollo has already been highly active in these solutions to-date, committing or deploying more than $13 billion of capital to transactions of this nature over the last 12 months. With the launch of S3, Apollo establishes a dedicated, client-oriented business for these solutions, with operational protocols that provide additional information safeguards.
Apollo Co-Presidents Scott Kleinman and Jim Zelter said, “As private capital markets continue to grow, mature and evolve, so too do the needs of market participants. We believe Apollo is well positioned to provide a holistic suite of flexible, expedient solutions across this landscape.”
They continued, “We are equally pleased to launch S3 in partnership with ADIA, one of the world’s leading institutional investors, who are aligned with our capital and vision. We expect S3 can become the go-to platform for the vast and growing needs of asset managers and investors across private market secondaries, fund finance and other liquidity solutions.”
S3 will look to build upon Apollo’s significant momentum and recent transactions such as its $5.1 billion NAV loan to Softbank Group – estimated to be one of the largest-ever private fund financings – and leading Behrman Capital’s $500 million continuation fund for Micross Components. Apollo expects its experience in navigating volatility to underwrite long-term investments will be particularly meaningful in current and future periods of market dislocation.
Apollo continues to invest in the team behind S3, most recently hiring Veena Isaac, Steve Lessar and Konnin Tam as Partners to co-lead hybrid and equity secondary solutions for the S3 business. In 2021, Olga Kosters joined Apollo as a Managing Director focused on credit secondary solutions, and Jasen Yang joined as a Managing Director focused on fund finance and other structured lending solutions.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP served as legal counsel to Apollo for the transaction and establishment of S3.
Apollo is a global, high-growth alternative asset manager. In the asset management business, Apollo seeks to provide its clients excess return at every point along the risk-reward spectrum from investment grade to private equity with a focus on three business strategies: yield, hybrid, and equity. For more than three decades, Apollo’s investing expertise across its fully integrated platform has served the financial return needs of its clients and provided businesses with innovative capital solutions for growth. Through Athene, Apollo’s retirement services business, it specializes in helping clients achieve financial security by providing a suite of retirement savings products and acting as a solutions provider to institutions. Apollo’s patient, creative, and knowledgeable approach to investing aligns its clients, businesses it invests in, its team members, and the communities it impacts, to expand opportunity and achieve positive outcomes. As of March 31, 2022, Apollo had approximately $513 billion of assets under management. To learn more, please visit www.apollo.com.
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Apollo Global Management, Inc.
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Apollo Global Management, Inc.
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Released August 4, 2022