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Anton Sahazizian
Managing Director
Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
New York

T: +1 212 883 3660

Anton Sahazizian is a Managing Director and Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Moelis & Company. He previously served as the Firm’s Head of U.S. Mergers & Acquisitions where he was responsible for the growth and expansion of the U.S. franchise. Anton has over 25 years of investment banking experience, with expertise in originating and executing M&A mandates across a broad range of industry verticals.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Anton was a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at UBS Investment Bank in New York. He started his investment banking career in the Los Angeles office of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and was one of the founders of UBS’s Los Angeles office and their Exclusive Sales and Divestitures Group. Prior to investment banking, Anton was a securities lawyer with McMillan Binch and Goodman and Carr in Canada.

Anton holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario and graduated from Queen’s University Law School in Kingston, Ontario. He received an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

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François Saint-Lo
Managing Director
London

T: +44 0 207 634 3726

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).

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Jório Salgado-Gama
Managing Director
São Paulo

T: +55 11 3279 9020

Jório Salgado-Gama is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising clients on a variety of strategic transactions across the healthcare, infrastructure and logistics, industrials, oil and gas, chemicals and financial services sectors. He has over 25 years of investment banking experience with expertise in M&A, restructurings and capital markets transactions.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Jório was a Senior Partner and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at BR Partners. Before that, he worked at Citigroup in Brazil and New York. Jório holds a B.A. from Harvard University.

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Augusto Sasso
Managing Director
Global Head of Capital Markets
Global Head of REGLL and Consumer & Retail
Houston

T: +1 972 849 1576

Augusto Sasso is a Managing Director and serves as Global Head of Capital Markets and Global Head of Real Estate, Gaming, Lodging & Leisure (REGLL) and Consumer & Retail at Moelis & Company. Augusto has over 25 years of diversified investment banking and real estate experience, having completed numerous high-profile M&A transactions, joint venture partnerships, equity and debt financings, leveraged buyouts and restructurings with both U.S. and international clients.

Augusto has extensive experience building and managing investment banking franchises at Moelis & Company. He joined Moelis & Company at its inception and was also instrumental in establishing and leading the Firm’s Middle East Investment Banking Group. He has been based in Los Angeles, Dubai, London, New York and Dallas.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Augusto was an investment banker and real estate investor with Credit Suisse First Boston, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Preservation Partners Development. Before that, he held corporate finance and business development positions with Raytheon Company and Hughes Electronics.

Augusto holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles and graduated first in his class magna cum laude with an M.B.A. from the University of Arizona.

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Kevin B. Scheetz
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 415 870 2805

Kevin Scheetz is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising clients in the technology sector. He joined the team shortly after the Firm’s inception and was instrumental in establishing the San Francisco office.  Kevin has nearly 25 years of investment banking experience with expertise working with communications, infrastructure, industrial and consumer hardware and software companies. He has advised public and private companies on a wide range of corporate finance matters, including M&A, initial public offerings, take-privates and other public and private debt and equity financings.

Prior to Moelis & Company, Kevin worked at Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse First Boston and Citigroup. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University, which he attended as a Dean’s Scholar.

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James Schiro
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 4642

James Schiro is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising private equity clients. James has over 15 years of investment banking and finance experience, with expertise in originating and executing a range of transactions throughout the corporate lifecycle including M&A, capital markets and restructuring transactions across multiple industry verticals.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, James was a Consultant at Inpoint, an Aon Company, and he previously worked at UBS. He holds a B.A. in English from Boston College and an M.B.A. from The Stern School of Business at New York University.

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Sebastian Schmitz
Managing Director
Frankfurt

T: +49 69 667 787 921

Sebastian Schmitz is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in providing financial and strategic advice to clients across German-speaking Europe as well as to clients in the technology sector. He has extensive investment banking experience, having advised on a broad spectrum of corporate finance matters, including M&A transactions, equity and debt raisings and restructurings.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Sebastian worked at Freitag and Co. Sebastian holds a M.Sc. in Business Administration and Management from Münster University and an M.B.A. from China Europe International Business School.

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Simon Scott
Managing Director – MA Financial Group
Head of Equities
Sydney

T: +61 2 8288 5418

Simon is a Managing Director at MA Moelis Australia (the corporate advisory and equities division at MA Financial Group) where he is Head of Markets. Simon has over 20 years of experience in Australian financial markets primarily in the equities division of global investment banks including Credit Suisse, CitiGroup and Goldman Sachs.

Prior to joining MA Moelis Australia, he operated his own company where he provided advisory services to real estate companies and co-founded CorVal Partners, a boutique real estate funds management business. Simon holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and a Master of Commerce from the University of Sydney.

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Frank Sellman
Managing Director
West Palm Beach

T: +1 561 871 5188

Frank Sellman is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising companies in the building products and industrial distribution sectors. Frank has over 30 years of investment banking experience with extensive expertise on a wide variety of corporate finance matters, including M&A, leveraged buyouts, financial restructurings, public and private equity and debt financings.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Frank was a Managing Director in the Exclusive Sales and Divestitures Group at Bear Stearns. Before that, he worked at Houlihan Lokey and began his career at the Bank of Boston.  Frank holds a B.A. in History from Boston University.

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Peijie Shiu
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 4574

Peijie Shiu is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he advises clients on complex risk exposures. Peijie has over 20 years of investment banking experience across various platforms, including risk advisory, sales & trading and proprietary trading.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Peijie was a Quantitative Analyst and Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank. In this role he provided pricing, structuring and risk valuation services on fixed income products covering credit derivatives, structured finance, interest rates and corporate markets.

Peijie holds a MEng in Financial Engineering Option, Operation Research and Industrial Engineering from the College of Engineering at Cornell University.

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Margot Shoshan
Managing Director
Global Head of Marketing and Communications
New York

T: +1 212 883 3853

Margot Shoshan is a Managing Director and Global Head of Marketing and Communications at Moelis & Company. Margot is responsible for directing and executing the strategic vision of the function through public relations, marketing and executive and corporate communications. She has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry serving as a strategic business partner and senior adviser across operational functions including marketing and communications, investor relations and human capital management.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Margot was a Senior Auditor at Deloitte. She holds a B.B.A. with Honors in Accounting from Emory University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Georgia.

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Caroline Silver
Senior Advisor
London

T: +44 207 634 3578

Caroline Silver is a Senior Advisor at Moelis & Company, having previously served as a Managing Director until 2020. 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.

Caroline serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the boards of Tesco plc, BUPA and Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. and the National School of Film & Television. She also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors at Barratt Developments 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.

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Joseph W. Simon
Chief Financial Officer
New York

T: +1 212 883 3837

Joe Simon is the Chief Financial Officer at Moelis & Company. He has over 25 years of experience as a senior manager of financial controls, operations and strategy specializing in financial services firms.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Joe served as CFO at Financial Security Assurance, where he engineered the treasury and accounting areas to enhance the firm’s financial planning and analysis, allocation of capital and transparency of financial reporting. He also led several financing transactions for the firm.

Prior to Financial Security Assurance, Joe was the CFO, Global Controller and Global Head of Operations at Cantor Fitzgerald, where he managed a global accounting and operations team and established the firm’s treasury function. Before joining Cantor Fitzgerald, he was a Principal and Vice President of Fixed Income Product Control at Morgan Stanley. Joe has also served as CFO of IntraLinks and TENTV.com. He began his career at Price Waterhouse.

Joe holds a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from The University of Michigan and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Olena Sokolowska
Managing Director
London

T: +44 0 207 634 3690

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.

 

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Robert Sorrell
Managing Director
London

T: +44 207 634 3570

Robert Sorrell is a Managing Director and Head of European Financial Sponsor Advisory at Moelis & Company where he focuses on providing strategic advice to private equity funds and other financial investors across Europe. Robert has 28 years of investment banking and asset management experience.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Robert was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Private Finance Group at Goldman Sachs and Founder / CIO of an independent asset management firm.

Robert holds an M.A. from Cambridge University.