Benoit Renon Joins Moelis & Company as a Managing Director in London

London, October 05, 2009

Moelis & Company announced today that Benoit Renon has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its London office. Mr. Renon has over 17 years of investment banking experience and was previously a Managing Director and Head of European Consumer Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley in London. He will lead the firm’s European consumer sector practice and develop its French investment banking franchise across all sectors.

At Morgan Stanley, Mr. Renon was responsible for industry coverage of consumer clients including food, beverage, tobacco, and home and personal care companies across Europe, working on varied advisory and capital markets transactions. From 2001 to 2006 he was with Morgan Stanley in Paris, where he was a member of the French investment banking team advising key French clients across a wide variety of sectors. Prior to that, he was at Lazard Frères in Paris as a member of their French investment banking team for eight years.

“Benoit’s strong transaction experience as well as in-depth knowledge of the consumer sector and French market will be a tremendous addition to the exceptional team we are building in Europe,” said Mark Aedy, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). “His addition demonstrates our commitment to grow our EMEA business and increase our execution capabilities and industry expertise, as well as strengthen our geographic coverage.”

“We will continue to add to our regional presence in both EMEA and Asia Pacific as we build our global franchise,” added Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company. “Strategically adding seasoned professionals with in-depth product, sector and regional knowledge allows us to continue to provide the best ideas and most creative solutions to our clients globally.”

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