July 14, 2011
New York and Dubai, July 14, 2011
Moelis & Company, the New York-headquartered independent investment bank, today announced the appointment of Yorick Van Slingelandt as a Managing Director, based in Dubai. A leading corporate financier, Mr. Slingelandt will be Co-head of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Investment Banking with Augusto Sasso, and will be jointly responsible for building out the firm’s financial advisory and capital raising services across MENA markets. He joins the firm in October, 2011.
Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said, “Yorick’s appointment reinforces our efforts to be the most trusted independent advisor for clients in the region, and beyond, delivering access into strategic markets. Through his experience, and through the team in the region, we will continue to offer clients the uncompromised advice that they have come to expect from us.”
Mr. Van Slingelandt joins Moelis & Company after 15 years with JP Morgan in London, Hong Kong and Dubai. His most recent role was as Head of Corporate Finance for Middle East & North Africa, where his remit included M&A and capital markets origination across the region. Mr. Van Slingelandt’s sector expertise includes telecommunications, aerospace and defence, transport and industrials.
“We announced our expansion into the Middle East earlier this year and the addition of Yorick to the team further strengthens our geographic footprint and commitment across the MENA region,” said Mark Aedy, Head of EMEA Investment Banking at Moelis & Company. “Yorick brings a depth of relationships and experience, at the most senior level, which will allow us to further build our MENA regional access for clients.”
Mr. Sasso added, “Moelis & Company has a proven track record in MENA, most recently advising the Government of Dubai with regards to the restructuring of Dubai World, which successfully closed in June of this year. I am looking forward to working with Yorick to build on the considerable strengths we already have in the region.”
About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company, recently named Best Global Independent Investment Bank by Euromoney, is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory, capital raising and asset management services to a broad client base including corporations, institutions and governments. With approximately 500 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles and Sydney. For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.
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