Vincent Lima Joins Moelis & Company as Managing Director in Capital Markets

New York, July 13, 2010

Moelis & Company today announced Vincent Lima has joined the firm as a Managing Director responsible for providing capital markets advisory solutions and managing transaction executions from the firm’s New York headquarters. Mr. Lima joins from Christopher Street Capital where he was a founding partner of the US credit business and a Managing Director in charge of capital markets.

“We have had great success providing specialized capital markets and risk advisory solutions to clients seeking unbiased, unconflicted advice,” said Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company. “As we continue to build our capabilities, Vinny will be an important addition to our team and we are delighted to welcome him to Moelis & Company.”

Moelis & Company’s capital markets business has completed over 30 transactions across debt, equity and convertible bond securities since its formation in early 2009 with a total value of over $11 billion.

Commenting on Mr. Lima’s skills and expertise, Chris Ryan, Managing Director, said, “Vinny brings longstanding relationships in the leveraged finance community and the broader credit markets, and he will help the firm deepen its relationships with institutional investors. His sales and capital markets experience will ensure that we continue to provide the highest quality advice and execution to our clients.”

Mr. Lima has over 18 years of experience in investment banking. Prior to Christopher Street Capital, he worked at Citigroup and Salomon Brothers for 17 years and was a Managing Director and Head of High Yield Syndicate. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing a team that structured, underwrote and distributed high yield transactions for leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and refinancings. Previously, he was the Head of North America High Yield Sales, overseeing relationships with major institutional accounts, and worked in High Grade Sales for the firm in Boston, Chicago and New York.

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company, named Best Global Independent Investment Bank in 2010 by Euromoney, is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory services and capital raising solutions to clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other strategic matters. The firm also manages investment funds that integrate capital with its advisory expertise. With over 325 employees, Moelis & Company serves a broad client base through its offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles and Sydney. For more information, please visit