Moelis & Company Strengthens its Power & Utilities Expertise with Appointment of Philip Holder as a Managing Director

New York and Houston, September 14, 2023

Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, today announced that it has appointed Philip Holder as a Managing Director expanding the Firm’s Power & Utilities coverage. Based in Houston, Phil will provide strategic advice to clients with a focus on the power, utility, financial sponsor, and clean technology sectors.

Phil was most recently a Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning at CenterPoint Energy where he was responsible for corporate strategy, M&A, and financial planning, in addition to the company’s ESG and Energy Transition strategy. Previously, Phil spent over 16 years as an investment banker where he provided a broad range of strategic advice on M&A and restructuring situations in the Power & Utilities sector, holding roles at Guggenheim, Citigroup, and UBS. Notably, he was the financial advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom regarding the establishment of the California State Wildfire Fund.

Jeff Raich, Co-President and Co-Founder of Moelis commented, “We are pleased to deepen our capabilities and further enhance our commitment to our power and utility clients. Phil’s industry knowledge and unique perspective of the challenges that impact their businesses will be highly additive to our leading Power & Utilities franchise.”