Geoffrey Austin to Join Moelis & Company as Managing Director in London Office

London, May 06, 2010

Moelis & Company today announced Geoffrey Austin will join the firm in August as a Managing Director. He will be based in the firm’s London office and will provide senior level advice to clients principally in the Media sector in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mr. Austin has over 20 years of investment banking experience and was most recently Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Media Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank.

Mr. Austin joined Deutsche Bank in 2000 and in his most recent role was responsible for a top-ranked global team focused on advising companies in the media sector as well as on related coverage of financial sponsors. He has worked on many of the largest and most transformational transactions in the media sector in recent years, including advising corporate and financial sponsor clients on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, restructurings and debt and equity financings.

“One of the key elements of our firm’s strategy is a commitment to having strong senior level coverage and deep industry expertise across all sectors globally in order to best serve our clients,” said Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company. “Geoff has proven himself to be a trusted long-term advisor to media companies and financial sponsors, and his addition will be a great complement to the strong media banking team we have established in the US.”

“The media sector in Europe is poised for greater activity and clients will require independent, thoughtful strategic counsel to best navigate the landscape globally,” added Mark Aedy, Head of EMEA Investment Banking for Moelis & Company. “We are delighted to have a banker of Geoff’s calibre and experience join the firm and know that he will add greatly to the senior team we have built as we continue to grow our business in EMEA.”

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory services and capital raising solutions to clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other strategic matters. The firm also manages investment funds that integrate capital with its advisory expertise. With over 300 employees, Moelis & Company serves a broad client base through its offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles and Sydney. Moelis & Company’s London office currently employs 50 employees in offices at St. Paul’s Churchyard. For more information, please visit