Apollo Management Holdings, L.P. Profile
Apollo Management Holdings acts as an investment advisory holding company based out of New York. The company operates as an indirect subsidiary of Apollo Global Management with itself operating through the numerous subsidiaries that it holds control over. Apollo Management Holdings itself was founded in 2007 and can trace its history back to the establishment of Apollo Advisors in 1990 by Leon Black, who was formerly the head of Drexel's mergers and acquisitions department, after the Collapse of Drexel Burnham Lambert earlier that year. At the end of its first year, the company would have established Apollo Investment Fund L.P. with over $400 million in raised assets. The company would grow and establish various other companies and funds including Apollo Real Estate Advisers, leading to the Apollo Real Estate Investment Fund, Apollo Investment Fund III, and Apollo Investment Fund IV. The company also grew through acquisitions, acquiring various portfolios of assets from the Resolution Trust Corporations, merging with Value Enhancement Funds, and others. Ares Management would be established in 1997 and, by 2002, the company would be formally separated from its parent company. Apollo would continue to expand into the 2000s, especially in the private equity industry, and the company would create Apollo Management Holdings in order to create a management company to complete a private placement of shares instead of going through a public offering. The company did this following the IPOs of The Blackstone Group and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, seeing how this method would allow it to avoid much of the public scrutiny that the two aforementioned companies had to go through. Apollo Management Holdings currently invests most heavily in the consumer discretionary sector, which alone makes up over half of its total allocated assets, and also invests in the energy and finance sectors, among others to a lesser degree, in order of decreasing allocation.