Moelis & Company Announces Roger W. Hoit has Joined as a Managing Director

New York, February 11, 2009

Moelis & Company announced today that Roger Hoit has joined the firm as a Managing Director based in New York. Mr. Hoit, who has over 20 years of investment banking experience, will focus on providing advisory services to financial sponsors, enhancing the firm’s coverage of this critical client base.

Mr. Hoit was previously a Managing Director in the Global Financial Sponsors Group at Morgan Stanley where he built a leading franchise advising financial sponsors and their portfolio companies on strategic transactions and investment opportunities. In this role, he originated and executed the full spectrum of corporate finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, equity and debt financings and derivative transactions. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2000, Mr. Hoit was a Managing Director at SG Cowen, a division of Société Générale, and previously a Managing Director and Partner at Gleacher & Co. Mr. Hoit began his career at PaineWebber Incorporated.

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said, “Bringing Roger on board further demonstrates our commitment to the financial sponsor community, a client base that has always been important to our firm. Roger’s long-standing senior relationships and tremendous experience make him the ideal addition to expand our financial sponsors coverage effort.”

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is an investment bank that provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, capital raising and other corporate finance matters and manages investment funds that integrate capital solutions with the firm’s advisory expertise.  Moelis & Company serves a broad client base through its offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, London and Los Angeles. For further information on Moelis & Company, please visit