Senior Team

Senior Team

Zaid Abdul-Aleem
Managing Director
Chicago

T: +1 312 589 3042

Zaid Abdul-Aleem is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he helped establish the Private Funds Advisory Group. Zaid has over 25 years of investment banking and capital raising experience and provides capital raising, secondary market and other independent advisory services globally.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Zaid worked in the Private Capital Advisory Group at Greenhill and was a member of the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley. He previously held Executive Vice President and Head of Business Development roles at Piedmont Investment Advisors where he led marketing and client service to U.S. institutional investors.

Zaid holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Duke University and was a Fulbright Scholar.

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Alan Aberg
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 3843

Alan Aberg is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising clients on transactions involving Special Purpose Acquisition Companies and in the Gaming, Real Estate, Hospitality and Leisure industries.  Alan has executed a broad range of transactions, including M&A, SPAC initial business combinations, initial public offerings, and debt and equity financings.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Alan held roles in the Real Estate, Gaming, Lodging and Leisure group at Deutsche Bank. Alan holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University, a J.D. from the New York University School of Law and an M.B.A. from The Stern School of Business at New York University.

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Mark Aedy
Managing Director & Head of EMEA and Asia Investment Banking
London

T: +44 207 634 3563

Mark Aedy is a Managing Director and Head of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Investment Banking at Moelis & Company. Mark has extensive experience building and managing investment banking franchises and played an instrumental role in expanding the Firm’s presence in key markets outside the U.S. He has over 40 years of investment banking experience, advising clients across multiple jurisdictions globally on a broad range of advisory services including strategic mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mark was Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Corporate and Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a member of the Global Corporate and Investment Banking Executive Committee. Before that, Mark held several leadership roles at Merrill Lynch including Head of Investment Banking – Europe, Middle East and Africa, Head of Metals & Mining and Head of General Industrials.

Mark holds a B.A. (Honours) from Durham University. He also serves as Senior Independent Director of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, a Trustee of The HALO Trust, a Non-Executive Director of British Land PLC and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University.

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Erick Alberti
Managing Director
São Paulo

T: +55 11 3279 9010

Erick Alberti is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising clients on M&A, capital raising and restructuring transactions. Erick was instrumental in establishing the São Paulo office, the Firm’s first in South America. He has extensive experience advising on a variety of transactions across technology, media, telecom, payments, power, industrials, real estate and consumer sectors.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Erick was a Partner at BR Partners and worked in the Investment Banking Division of Citigroup in Brazil and New York. Erick holds a B.S. from Babson College.

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Lord Charles Allen
Advisory Chairman
London

T: +1 212 883 3800

Lord Charles Allen, Baron Allen of Kensington, CBE is the Chairman of Balfour Beatty Plc, the leading international infrastructure company, Chairman of Global Media & Entertainment Group, the largest commercial radio, digital and outdoor group in the United Kingdom with operations in The Netherlands, Spain and Ireland. Lord Allen also serves as an independent non-executive chair of THG (previously known as The Hut Group), a premier e-commerce retailer headquartered in Manchester, England and operating over 100 international websites.

From 2008 to May 2015, Lord Allen served as a Senior Advisor to Goldman Sachs, advising the firm’s private equity portfolio and banking business. He has been a non-executive director at Tesco Plc, Virgin Media Group, executive chairman of EMI Music and chairman of ISS AS and chairman of 2 Sisters Food Group. Throughout his career, Lord Allen has also held Chief Executive Officer positions at Compass Group PLC and ITV PLC.

Lord Allen was involved with the London Olympic and Paralympic Games – serving as Vice Chairman of the London 2012 bid and on the board of the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. He is also chair of the Invictus Games. He was the Chief Advisor to the UK Home Office, providing advice and support to the Home Secretary and the Home Office Board on various matters. He sits on the House of Lords Select Committee for Industry and Regulators.

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Stephen Aulsebrook
Managing Director
London

T: +44 207 634 3633

Stephen Aulsebrook is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in Capital Structure Advisory transactions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Stephen has over 40 years of European investment banking experience with an extensive network of relationships in EMEA, the U.S. and Asia across leading corporations, banks, hedge funds, other debt and equity funds, and private equity investors.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Stephen was the CEO and Head of Restructuring at Close Brothers Corporate Finance and DC Advisory. Stephen also worked at Hill Samuel and Bankers Trust.

Stephen holds an LLB in Law from the University of Leeds and qualified as a Barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law. He was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple and attended the Corporate Finance Program at the London Business School.

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Geoffrey Austin
Managing Director
London

T: +44 207 634 3629

Geoffrey Austin is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising clients in the media and communications sector. Geoffrey has over 25 years of investment banking experience advising corporate and financial sponsor clients on many of the most significant transactions in the sector, including M&A, leveraged buyout, restructuring and debt and equity transactions.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Geoffrey was a Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Media and Communications Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank. In this role, he was responsible for a top-ranked global team focused on advising companies in the sector as well as on related coverage of financial sponsors. Previously he worked at Hambros Bank.

Geoffrey holds an M.A. from Oriel College, Oxford University and attended the Corporate Finance Programme at London Business School. He is an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, a member of the Oriel Campaign Board, a member of the Childline Board of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), and a Trustee of the Eden Project.

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Ben Axelrod
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 4552

Ben Axelrod is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in M&A advisory. Ben has over 15 years of investment banking experience, executing public and private buy-side, sell-side and special committee assignments across a broad range of industries. He has advised clients on numerous high-profile, strategic M&A transactions with an emphasis on the healthcare sector, namely the medtech, biotech and pharmaceuticals industries.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Ben worked in the M&A Group at UBS. In 2018, he was named one of Business Insider’s Rising Stars on Wall Street. Ben graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Azad Badakhsh
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 3590

Azad Badakhsh is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he advises clients in the aerospace and defense sectors. Azad has over 15 years of investment banking experience advising industrial and aerospace & defense clients on buy-side and sell-side transactions and a variety of other corporate finance matters.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Azad was a Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at UBS Investment Bank. He holds a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Kristian Bagger
Senior Advisor
London

T: +44 207 634 3551

Kristian Bagger is a Senior Advisor at Moelis & Company. Kristian joined Moelis & Company in 2008 after a 20-year career at Deutsche Bank, most recently as a Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and previously as Head of Nordic & BeNeLux Investment Banking and Head of the Industrials, Consumer and Healthcare Industry Groups. While at Deutsche Bank, Kristian built leading franchises in the Nordic and BeNeLux regions and served on Deutsche Bank’s European Investment Banking Management Committee. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Kristian was an investment banker at Smith Barney. Over the years, Kristian has advised clients in a variety of industries on the full spectrum of corporate finance matters, specializing in mergers & acquisitions.

Kristian holds a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.

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Liam Beere
Managing Director
London

T: +44 207 634 3661

Liam Beere is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in M&A advisory. Liam is responsible for M&A deal origination in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and provides strategic advice to clients across industries globally. He has over 30 years of investment banking experience, having advised companies on a wide variety of complex transactions including domestic and cross-border M&A, demergers, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and private side divestments.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Liam was a Managing Director and Global Head of M&A at UBS Investment Bank. He began his investment banking career at SG Warburg, which was later acquired by UBS. Liam holds a B.Sc. from Warwick University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

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Ryan Bell
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 3664

Ryan Bell is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company, where he specializes in advising clients in the healthcare sector. Ryan has extensive experience originating and executing a wide variety of corporate finance transactions including M&A, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and other debt and equity transactions.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Ryan held roles in the Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group and the Leveraged Finance Group at Citi. Ryan holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A., with Distinction, from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

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Eric Biddle
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2387

Eric Biddle is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company, where he specializes in advising clients in the retail, apparel and consumer sectors. Eric has over 20 years of investment banking experience, advising clients on M&A and strategic financing opportunities including debt and equity transactions.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Eric was a Managing Director at Barclays Capital and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, having started his career at Merrill Lynch. Eric holds a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance from The USC Marshall School of Business. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Buckley School in Los Angeles, California.

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Julian Biggins
Joint-CEO - Moelis Australia
Sydney

T: +61 2 8288 5577

Julian Biggins is a Managing Director at Moelis Australia. Julian has over 15 years of investment banking experience, primarily covering the real estate industry. Throughout his career, Julian has provided capital and transaction advisory services to real estate companies and funds management clients in the Asia-Pacific region. He has experience in global real estate markets and has advised Australian companies acquiring real estate or real estate businesses in the U.S., U.K., Continental Europe, Japan and China.

Julian holds a Bachelor of Business (Property) in addition to a Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) from the University of South Australia.

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Ben Boyd
Managing Director – Moelis Australia
Sydney

T: +61 2 8288 5480

Ben Boyd is a Managing Director of Moelis Australia in Corporate Finance. He has over 20 years of investment banking experience, predominantly in real estate and significant advisory and capital markets experience across M&A, IPOs, secondary placements, wholesale capital raising, debt and ratings advisory.

Recent relevant experience includes Viva Energy’s IPO of Viva Energy REIT, APG’s investment in the Lendlease retirement business, Generation REIT’s sale to NorthWest Properties and CIMIC’s exit from the Leighton Properties business. Ben is the former Managing Director and Head of Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging for Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australia. Prior to that, Ben worked at UBS and Citi in Australia.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Science.