Senior Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team

Zaid Abdul-Aleem
Managing Director
Chicago

T: +1 312 589 3042

Zaid Abdul-Aleem is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he focuses on Private Funds Advisory. He joined the Firm to help launch the Private Funds Advisory group, which provides capital raising, secondary market and other independent advisory services globally. Mr. Abdul-Aleem has 20 years of investment banking and capital raising experience and was most recently a Principal at Greenhill in the Private Capital Advisory Group. Before joining Greenhill, he was an Executive Vice President and Head of Business Development for Piedmont Investment Advisors where he was responsible for marketing and client service to U.S. institutional investors. Mr. Abdul-Aleem previously worked for seven years in the Investment banking Division of Morgan Stanley and was a Fulbright Scholar to Brazil.

Mr. Abdul-Aleem holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Duke 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. Mr. Aedy has over 35 years of investment banking experience, building and managing investment banking franchises and advising clients on a range of strategic merger, acquisition and capital markets transactions. Previously, Mark served as Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Corporate and Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and was a member of the Global Corporate and Investment Banking Executive Committee. He also held several senior management positions at Merrill Lynch, including Head of Investment Banking, Europe, Middle East and Africa; Head of Metals & Mining; and Head of General Industrials. Before joining Merrill Lynch in 2000, Mark was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust.

Mr. Aedy holds a B.A. (Honours) from Durham University. He is the Senior Independent Director of the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and is a Trustee of the Halo Trust.

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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 focuses on advising clients in the Technology, Media & Telecom sectors. He joined the Firm to help launch the office in São Paulo, the Firm’s first in South America. Mr. Alberti has over 15 years of investment banking experience and has advised on a variety of M&A, equity and fixed income transactions across the technology, media, telecom, payments and consumer sectors. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Alberti was a Partner at BR Partners. Before that, he spent seven years in investment banking at Citigroup in Brazil and New York.

Mr. Alberti 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. 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 Tesco Plc, Virgin Media Group, and executive chairman of EMI Music, 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 serving 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 recapitalization & restructuring transactions principally in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mr. Aulsebrook has over 35 years of European investment banking experience and has built an extensive network of relationships in EMEA, the U.S. and Asia across leading corporations, banks, hedge funds, other principal funds and private equity investors. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Aulsebrook was the CEO and Head of Restructuring at Close Brothers Corporate Finance. Mr. Aulsebrook also worked at Hill Samuel and Bankers Trust.

Mr. Aulsebrook 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 specialises in advising clients in the media and communications sector. Mr. Austin 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, Mr. Austin 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. Before that, he worked at SG Hambros Corporate Finance, formerly known as Hambros Bank.

Mr. Austin holds an M.A. from Oriel College, Oxford University, and attended the Corporate Finance Programme at London Business School. He is President of the Oriel Society, a member of the Oriel Campaign Board and a member of the Childline Board of the NSPCC.

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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. Mr. Axelrod has over 14 years of investment banking experience, executing public and private buy-side, sell-side and special committee assignments across a broad range of industries. His expertise has led him to advise 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, Mr. Axelrod worked in the M&A group at UBS. In 2018, he was named as one of Business Insider’s Rising Stars on Wall Street.

Mr. Axelrod graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the board of the World Civic Orchestra.

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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 focuses on advising clients in the aerospace & defense sectors. Mr. Badakhsh 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. Mr. Badakhsh joined the Firm as a Vice President, later taking on the titles of Senior Vice President and Managing Director. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Badakhsh was a Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at UBS Investment Bank.

Mr. Badakhsh 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. Mr. Bagger 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, Mr. Bagger built leading franchises in the Nordic and BeNeLux regions and served on Deutsche Bank’s European Investment Banking Management Committee. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Bagger was an investment banker at Smith Barney. Over the years, Mr. Bagger has advised clients in a variety of industries on the full spectrum of corporate finance matters, specializing in mergers & acquisitions.

Mr. Bagger holds an 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. Mr. Beere is responsible for M&A deal origination in EMEA and provides strategic advice to clients across industries globally. He has 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. Mr. Beere has over 25 years of investment banking experience and was previously a Managing Director and Global Head of M&A at UBS Investment Bank. He began his investment banking career at SG Warburg in 1992, which was acquired by UBS in 1996.

Mr. Beere 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. Mr. Bell has originated and executed a wide variety of corporate finance transactions including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and other debt and equity transactions. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Bell worked at Citi in the Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group and the Leveraged Finance Group.

Mr. Bell 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 also a CFA Charterholder.

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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 is primarily responsible for clients who focus on the retail, apparel and consumer sectors. He has nearly 20 years of banking experience advising on mergers and acquisitions and strategic financing opportunities including debt and equity transactions. Mr. Biddle served as a Managing Director at Barclays Capital from 2016-2021. Prior to that he was a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, having joined Merrill Lynch in 2003.

Mr. Biddle holds a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance from USC Marshall School of Business. Mr. Biddle 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. Mr. Biggins has nearly 15 years of investment banking experience, primarily covering the real estate industry. Throughout his career, Mr. Biggins 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 United States, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Japan and China.

Mr. Biggins 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.

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Marcel Brouwer
Managing Director
London

T: +44 207 634 3605

Marcel Brouwer is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in restructuring & recapitalization advisory across EMEA. Mr. Brouwer has over 14 years of investment banking experience, advising companies, sponsors, and a variety of creditor groups on restructurings, recapitalizations, financings, M&A and other financial advisory transactions across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Brouwer was an Executive Director in the Restructuring Advisory and Distressed Financing team in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division. He began his career at Lazard in the financial advisory group.

Mr. Brouwer holds an M.B.A. from HEC Paris and an M.Sc. in Business Administration (Finance & Investments) from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.