October 07, 2007
Los Angeles and New York, October 07, 2007
Moelis & Company Holdings LLC announced today that David Faris will join the firm in January as a Managing Director based in New York. Mr. Faris, who has over fifteen years of investment banking experience, will focus on building the firm’s coverage effort in the chemicals sector and will continue to provide high-quality advice to chemical and other general industrial companies.
Mr. Faris was previously with Credit Suisse for seven years. He was a Managing Director in the Chemicals Investment Banking Group and advised chemical companies on a wide variety of domestic and international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, restructurings and leveraged buyouts.
Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Faris was with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he provided a broad range of investment banking services to chemical and other general industrial companies and also worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Mr. Faris joined DLJ from Schroders and prior to this, began his investment banking career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Merrill Lynch.
Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said, “David brings deep client relationships and considerable transaction experience in the chemicals and general industrials sectors to our firm, and we could not be more pleased to have him lead this effort at Moelis & Company. We are committed to build a first-class advisory business and believe David will further strengthen our ability to provide the highest quality advice to our clients.”
About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is an investment bank that provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other corporate finance matters and manages investment funds which integrate capital solutions with the firm’s advisory expertise. Moelis & Company serves a broad client base through its offices in Los Angeles, New York and Boston.
June 14, 2007
New York and Chicago, June 14, 2007
Moelis & Company announced today that Ken Viellieu has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Head of its Chicago Office. Mr. Viellieu, who has almost 25 years of investment banking experience, will lead the firm’s expansion into Chicago and build-out of its Midwestern client coverage effort.
Mr. Viellieu was previously with Bear Stearns which he joined in 2001 as a Senior Managing Director and expanded the firm’s investment banking presence in the Chicago area as the Head of Midwest Investment Banking. While at Bear Stearns, Mr. Viellieu advised clients in a broad range of industries on the full spectrum of corporate finance matters, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance transactions, public and private equity offerings, and corporate restructurings. In particular, he worked closely with clients in the food and drug retailing, consumer products, industrial and transportation, financial services, healthcare, and media sectors. Prior to joining Bear Stearns, Mr. Viellieu was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Midwest Investment Banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and before this, a First Vice President at Drexel Burnham Lambert in Los Angeles.
“We have worked with Ken for many years and are thrilled to have him back on our team to lead our expansion into the Midwest,” said Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company. “Ken’s extensive experience and knowledge of the region will be tremendously valuable to our company and clients. As a relationship-based firm, we believe that proximity matters to clients and establishing a Midwestern footprint further enhances our ability to support our clients in this important region.”
About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is an investment bank that provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other corporate finance matters and manages investment funds which integrate capital solutions with the firm’s advisory expertise. Moelis & Company serves a broad client base through its offices in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Chicago.
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