Moelis & Company Announces Steven G. Panagos to Join as a Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Recapitalization & Restructuring

New York, March 23, 2009

Moelis & Company announced today that Steve Panagos will join the firm in April as a Managing Director and Vice Chairman of its Recapitalization & Restructuring Group.  Mr. Panagos is a widely recognized turnaround expert who will provide restructuring advisory services and solutions to the firm’s clients.

Mr. Panagos has a long and distinguished career of leading complex bankruptcies and reorganizations across a broad spectrum of industries.  Mr. Panagos was the National Practice Leader of Kroll Zolfo Cooper’s Corporate Advisory & Restructuring Practice.  During his 20 year tenure at Kroll Zolfo Cooper, Mr. Panagos provided restructuring advice to numerous companies and also served as Chief Operating Officer and President of Krispy Kreme, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer of Penn Traffic Supermarkets as well as several interim management positions at many other companies.  Before joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Panagos was a Founder of Panagos Katz Situational Investing.

“Steve has a 20 year track record of successfully guiding companies through incredibly challenging and transformational processes,” said Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company.  “His vast restructuring and turnaround experience will be invaluable to our clients in the current environment.”

Thane Carlston, Co-Head of the Recapitalization & Restructuring Group, said, “In addition to his deep restructuring expertise, Steve adds operational acumen which is critical to building the premier recapitalization and restructuring practice in the industry.  We are thrilled to have Steve further strengthen our ability to provide the highest quality advice and solutions to our clients.”

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is an 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.  Moelis & Company serves a broad client base through its offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, London and Los Angeles.  For more information, please visit