Moelis & Company Commences Public Offering of Class A Common Stock

New York, November 17, 2014

Moelis & Company (the “Company”) (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, today announced that it has commenced a public offering of 5,500,000 shares of Class A common stock to be sold by the Company and selling stockholders. The Company and certain of the selling stockholders have also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 825,000 shares of Class A common stock.

The shares are being offered by selling stockholders, including certain of the Company’s pre-IPO equity holders and Managing Directors, other than 1,535,392 shares being offered by the Company, the proceeds of which will be used to repurchase the same number of shares or other equity interests from certain of the Company’s Managing Directors and employees.  Moelis & Company will not retain any proceeds from the sale of shares of Class A common stock.  The Company is conducting the offering to facilitate organized liquidity in its Class A common stock and to increase the public float of its Class A common stock.

Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as lead joint book-running managers for the offering. Moelis & Company LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and UBS Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. JMP Securities LLC and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offering.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the final prospectus related to the offering may be obtained, when available, from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, email: [email protected], or from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, telephone: 1-866-718-1649, email: [email protected].

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy these securities be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.  This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

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 and other corporate finance matters.  The Firm serves its clients with over 500 employees based in 16 offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which reflect the Company’s current views with respect to, among other things, its operations and financial performance. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “outlook,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other factors can be found in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended. This filing and subsequent filings are available online at or on request from the Company.