Moelis & Company announces the appointment of Duncan Herrington as a Managing Director advising corporates on activist strategies

New York, February 10, 2020

Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, today announced the appointment of Duncan Herrington as a Managing Director advising corporates on preparing for and responding to contested situations, including shareholder activism. Working alongside Craig Wadler, Managing Director, and team, Mr. Herrington will join the Firm’s New York office and start on March 19, 2020.

Jeff Raich, Co-President of Moelis & Company, said, “All public companies are a potential target so public company boards and management teams must be proactive and informed. This includes identifying where vulnerabilities are and having a response plan and advisor team in place well in advance of an activist approach.”

Mr. Wadler said, “The Moelis team has experience covering every aspect of the activist landscape with the collective ability to bring a shareholder mentality to defense discussions. Duncan’s appointment reinforces our commitment to working with corporates on pre-activist strategies such as performance evaluation, capital allocation and efficiency, M&A potential, corporate governance, and evaluating the shareholder base.”

Mr. Herrington joins from Raymond James where he was Managing Director, Head of the Activism Response & Contested Situations. During his 17 year career, he has worked at Credit Suisse in New York and London. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Herrington was an M&A lawyer based in the London office of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison.

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 19 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.