Moelis & Company announces the appointments of Steven Halperin and Angus Whelchel as Managing Directors to expand and enhance the Firm’s capital markets capabilities

New York, June 18, 2020

Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, today announced the appointments of Steven Halperin and Angus Whelchel as Managing Directors to expand and enhance the Firm’s capital markets capabilities. Based in the New York office, Mr. Halperin joins the Firm on July 13 and Mr. Whelchel on August 4.

The additions of Mr. Halperin as Head of Equity Public Markets and Mr. Whelchel as Head of Private Capital Markets enhance the Firm’s ability to provide the full suite of capital solutions to clients.  Together they will broaden and deepen the Firm’s public and private market origination and distribution capabilities and lead an expanded structured capital markets effort, further strengthening the existing platform.  Mr. Halperin and Mr. Whelchel will join Moelis & Company’s globally connected network and work closely with the Firm’s sector, M&A and restructuring bankers to structure and execute innovative financing solutions and provide product agnostic advice to clients around the globe.

Navid Mahmoodzadegan, Co-President of Moelis & Company, said, “The hiring of Steven and Angus, two world class capital markets bankers, solidifies our ability to provide the full range of innovative capital solutions to our clients to help fund growth and address their liquidity needs as we have recently demonstrated, raising more than $13 billion for 14 clients in the past two months.”

Mr. Halperin joins Moelis from Barclays in New York and London, having spent 21 years in the industry, most recently as Americas Head of Equity-Linked & Hybrid Solutions. Prior to that role, he was Co-Head of EMEA Equity Capital Markets after leading EMEA Equity-Linked Origination. Mr. Halperin began his career at Lehman Brothers having worked in various capital markets roles.

Mr. Whelchel joins from Barclays, having been based in New York and London, most recently as Global Head of Private Capital Markets. He has more than 20 years of experience in the industry having worked at GE Capital and Lehman Brothers. He has helped clients raise over $200 billion of private capital globally across all industries and brings an expansive network of deep relationships with investors in the private capital markets.

Mr. Mahmoodzadegan added, “Increasingly, clients are looking for more specialized and unconflicted advice that comes from the independent banks on how to navigate their complex financing needs. From accumulating equity as part of an acquisition strategy to advice on IPOs, PIPEs, SPACs, equity derivatives, convertibles, term loans and notes, rights offerings to growth equity raises and other structured products, Steven and Angus cover the full spectrum of capital markets’ needs, both public and private, debt and equity.”

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.