Moelis & Company Wins IFR Magazine’s Restructuring Adviser of the Year 2019

London & New York , December 18, 2019

Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, has been awarded IFR Magazine’s coveted Restructuring Adviser of the Year award for 2019 for delivering clients ‘one firm’ across the globe.

IFR judges said: “Moelis prides itself on a ‘one firm’ approach to restructurings, being able to offer the same service to clients from Europe to the US to Asia. That approach proved highly useful in the past year as complex cross-border restructurings, fueled by years of cheap debt, became marquee assignments.”

With approximately 60 per cent of assignments completed out-of-court, Moelis advised on 9 of the 10 largest restructuring assignments in 2019 globally, helping to place it top of the Refinitiv Worldwide Global Restructuring league table 2019 year-to-date.

The IFR judges said Moelis ‘…proved to be a tenacious advocate for its client and continues to stretch the boundaries of what’s possible in a restructuring.” Bill Derrough and Thane Carlston, Co-Heads of Moelis & Company’s Restructuring Team, said: “Since our team joined Moelis in 2008, we have worked on more than $1 trillion of restructuring transactions. In winning this award, we are proud to have been recognized for the work we have done in the past year for clients like iHeart, Noble, Hexion and Neiman Marcus.”

The IFR judges also pointed to Steinhoff as a major highlight of the recent debt restructuring market. Matt Prest and Charles Noel-Johnson, Co-Heads of EMEA Restructuring, said: “Moelis was there at the critical stage at the start and helped save the company from bankruptcy in the first three months. For a year and a half, we worked on all aspects of the deal and ultimately delivered.”

About Moelis & Company

Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors.  The Firm assists its clients in achieving their strategic goals by offering comprehensive integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors.  Moelis & Company’s experienced professionals advise clients on their most critical decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets transactions, and other corporate finance matters.  The Firm serves its clients from 20 geographic locations in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.  For further information, please visit: or follow us on Twitter @Moelis.

*IFR Magazine is owned by Refinitiv.