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October 25 - 26, 2021
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Eric Beckman
Managing Partner at Breakwater Management


Eric Beckman is responsible for the origination, structuring, execution and oversight of Breakwater’s portfolio and is Chairman of the Investment Committee. Eric has 24 years of experience in leveraged finance and private company investing. Prior to partnering with Saif Mansour in 2014, Eric spent 16 years as a senior investment professional at Ares Management in direct lending and private equity. He joined Ares in 1998 as a Principal, focusing on mezzanine, special situations and private equity, and was a Partner of Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund I, Ares’ first private equity fund with $750 million of commitments. He subsequently became a Senior Partner and the West Coast Group Head of the Ares Direct Lending Group, where he built the West Coast origination and execution effort and supervised the Venture Lending and Project Finance teams. Eric served as an Executive Vice President of Ares Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: ARCC), which grew during his tenure from $250 million to $7.5 billion in assets, and as the Co-Portfolio Manager of Ares Mezzanine Partners. 

Agenda Sessions

  • Sponsored vs non-sponsored – how did covid impact the balance of power?