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April 18, 2017
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As Ares Management looks to deploy capital from its newly-raised Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund V (ACOF V), the firm’s troubled $6 billion buyout of struggling luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has drawn headlines amidst a potentially conflicted exit.

But the firm’s lesser-known acquisition of discount retailer 99 Cents Only Stores has also been plagued with heavy debt, slim margins, and an unclear exit strategy. Is Ares striking out on retail?

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