Ali Hassen is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in providing financial and strategic advice to clients in the energy sector. Ali has over 15 years of investment banking experience, having advised on and executed a variety of transactions including M&A, capital markets and restructurings and recapitalizations.
Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Ali held positions at Citi, Barclays and NRG Capital Partners, covering Energy and Natural Resources for clients across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Ali holds a B. Eng. in Computer & Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut and a MPhil in Computer, Speech, Text & Internet Technology from the University of Cambridge.
Rick Haythornthwaite is an Advisory Partner at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising companies across the energy, industrial, and technology sectors. Rick has nearly 40 years of executive and non-executive experience, and has led numerous companies through mergers, acquisitions, and other complex transactions at nearly every stage of the business life cycle.
He began his career at BP PLC, having held various executive roles throughout his 17-year tenure, including Chief Geologist at BP France, General Manager of Magnus Oilfield and President of BP Venezuela. Following his work at BP, Rick continued to build leadership experience in the energy and industrials sectors as Corporate and Commercial Director of Premier Oil PLC for two years and four years at Blue Circle Industries, latterly as CEO until its merger with Lafarge in 2001. He went on to serve as CEO of Invensys PLC between 2001 and 2005 and most recently as a Partner at Star Capital Partners Ltd.
Rick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from The Queen’s College at Oxford and a Master’s degree in Management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He currently serves as the Chairman of MasterCard Inc., Chairman of Centrica PLC, and Chairman and Founder of QiO Technologies Ltd.
Mads Jessen is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising clients across the healthcare sector with a focus on pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical technology and life sciences tools companies. Mads has over 15 years of investment banking experience, advising clients on a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts and capital raising solutions, as well as advising boards of directors and special committees.
Mads began his investment banking career at Credit Suisse First Boston. He holds a BSc. in International Business from Copenhagen Business School.
Wouter Leemhuis is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company, where he specializes in advising clients in the energy sector and Benelux market. Wouter has over 17 years of investment banking experience.
Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Wouter held positions at Nomura and Lehman Brothers, covering the Natural Resources sector and Benelux and Middle-Eastern markets in London, Amsterdam and Dubai.
Wouter holds a M.Sc. in Business Administration (Finance & Investments) from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Neel Malviya is a Managing Director and serves as General Counsel for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia- Pacific) as well as Chief Operating Officer for Europe at Moelis & Company. Neel has over 25 years of experience as a lawyer in both private practice and the financial services industry. Neel’s responsibilities at the firm include working closely with our senior leadership to help drive the strategy and profitability of our European business as well as providing senior leadership to our businesses across EMEA and APAC.
Prior to joining Moelis & Company in 2010, Neel was head of the EMEA Investment Banking legal team at UBS Investment Bank and also worked at Linklaters in London and Stockholm. Neel holds an L.L.B. from the University of Leeds and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law. He is a Qualified Solicitor in England and Wales.
Daniel Muldoon is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in equity advisory throughout EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Daniel has extensive experience across multiple transaction types, including initial public offerings, spin offs, public and private capital raises and secondary offerings.
Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Daniel held several roles on the EMEA Equity Advisory team at Lazard. In 2022, he was named among the 25 Rising Stars of Investment Banking by Financial News.
He began his investment banking career at Rothschild, where he advised European Industrial and Business Services clients on M&A and equity related transactions. Daniel holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Durham.
Claire Newson is a Managing Director and Head of Human Capital Management at Moelis & Company specializing in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia Pacific) where she’s responsible for driving HR strategy in the region. Claire has over 20 years of Human Resources experience as a strategic HCM partner across various advisory and financial institutions.
Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Claire held several senior Human Capital Management roles in BNP Asset Management in London, ICAP, UFJI international and Goldman Sachs. She began her career at the Institutional Sales Group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and ED&F Mann in London and Bahrain.
James Nichols is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in providing strategic and financial advice to clients across the services sector. James has extensive experience across M&A, equity capital markets, recapitalizations and other strategic advisory transactions.
Prior to joining Moelis & Company, James was a Managing Director at DC Advisory where he co-led Business and Healthcare Services in the U.K., having previously advised financial sponsor clients. Before DC Advisory, he was a member of the U.K. Team at Credit Suisse and began his investment banking career at Investec. James holds a B.A. (Honours) in History and a M.A. (Distinction) in Finance Management, both from the University of Durham.
Charles Noel-Johnson is a Managing Director and Co-Head of EMEA Capital Structure Advisory at Moelis & Company where he is also a founding partner of the European and Middle East offices. He has over 20 years of investment banking experience advising corporates, sponsors and investors on a wide range of capital structure advisory assignments including new money financings, recapitalisations, amendment and restructuring transactions.
Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Charles was previously at Close Brothers Corporate Finance and J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Hewas named one of 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Investment Banking by Financial News in 2011 and 2012.
Charles holds a M.A. (Honors) in Politics from Edinburgh University and studied Political Science & International Relations at the University of California, San Diego. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Will Peters is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company, where he focuses on clients in the tech, media, and telecom sectors, specializing in communications infrastructure and FinTech. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Will worked at Barclays where he was a Managing Director and a senior member of the firm’s tech, media, and telecom coverage team in London.
Prior to starting his investment banking career at Barclays, he spent six years in the British Army, serving with the 1st Battalion, The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in Europe and the Middle East. Will holds an M.A. with honours in Modern History from The University of St Andrews.
Matthew Prest is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Europe at Moelis & Company. Matthew has over 25 years of financial restructuring experience advising companies, financial sponsors, secured lenders and bondholders. Additionally, he has provided clients with other investment banking services including raising debt and equity finance for distressed and non-distressed companies. He has performed key advisory roles in some of the most high-profile, sensitive and complex situations in EMEA and Asia.
Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Matthew was a Managing Director in the Corporate Finance Restructuring team at Close Brothers Corporate Finance. Before that, Matthew was a Director of Restructuring at M&G Investment Management and a Senior Manager in the restructuring team at KPMG.
Matthew is a qualified chartered accountant and holds a B.A. in History from the University of Warwick.
Chris Raff is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company, where he specializes in providing strategic and financial advice to M&A clients across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Chris has nearly 20 years of investment banking experience with extensive expertise in originating and executing strategic M&A mandates across a broad range of industries.
Prior to Moelis & Company, Chris held various investment banking roles at Deutsche Bank, including Head of UK M&A and Head of Sponsor M&A for EMEA. He started his career in the Corporate Finance Group at Deutsche Bank.
Chris holds a first class honours BSc in Economics from the University of Nottingham.
François Saint-Lo is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising clients across the biopharma, outsourced pharmaceutical services (e.g. CDMOs, CROs and technology-enabled services) and HCIT sectors. He has extensive experience in M&A, with expertise in executing a broad range of transactions for healthcare and technology corporations and financial sponsors.
Prior to joining Moelis & Company, François worked in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group and started his career in the Technology Investment Banking Group, both at Morgan Stanley.
François holds a Masters in Management from ESCP Business School (Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris).
Caroline Silver is an Advisory Partner at Moelis & Company where she specializes in global financial institutions advisory and capital raising in the U.K. and across Europe. Caroline has been in the investment banking industry for over 30 years, with extensive experience advising clients in the exchange and market infrastructure vertical as well as regulators.
Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Caroline was Vice Chairman of EMEA Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Previously, she was Global Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley in addition to a number of senior positions including European Head of Financial Institutions and Head of Restructuring. Prior to that Caroline worked at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell.
For the past 15 years, Caroline has been included in the FN100, an annual list by Financial News that highlights the top 100 influential women in finance across Europe. Caroline serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the boards of Tesco plc, BUPA and Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. She also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors at PZ Cussons PLC, is an International Advisory Board member at Adobe, Inc and is a member of the Foundation of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Caroline started her career as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She holds a B.A. in English with Spanish from Durham University.
Olena Sokolowska is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where she specializes in advising clients in the fintech, data and information services sectors. She has extensive investment banking experience, with expertise advising clients across Financial and TMT sectors on corporate finance matters, including buy-side and sell-side transactions, capital raises and other equity and debt structures.
Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Olena was an Associate at Quayle Munro, now part of Houlihan Lokey’s Data and Analytics M&A group.
Olena holds a B.S. in Economics and International Development from the University of Bath.