Skip to Main Content

At a Glance

Uppers

“Great colleagues and great culture—collaborative and inclusive”

“Early responsibility, and early client and senior banker exposure”

“Great deal flow and deal experience—high-profile, complex, and challenging deals”

Downers

“Nonstop live deal exposure means you’re working long hours”

“Demanding, hard work”

“Need more transparency, particularly around comp and promotions”

The Buzz

“Top elite boutique”

“Achieved significant growth—and more to come”

“Would sell my right arm to work there”

About Moelis & Company

Moelis & Company provides financial advisory services to corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide. In addition to New York, Moelis has offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Mumbai, Paris, San Francisco, Palm Beach, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Tel Aviv and Washington, D.C. Its global footprint also includes a joint venture with SMBC Nikko Securities in Japan and a strategic alliance with Alfaro, Dávila y Scherer in Mexico. 

The firm went public in April 2014 and now employs approximately 900 people worldwide. It is led by founder and namesake Ken Moelis, who rose to fame in the early 1980s, working at Drexel Burnham Lambert. After a successful career at Donald Lufkin & Jenrette Securities (DLJ), Moelis was lured to UBS in 2000. He recruited several DLJ bankers to join him and promptly turned UBS Investment Bank into a global powerhouse. In 2007, he resigned from UBS and formed his eponymous firm. To build Moelis & Company’s global network, Moelis turned to contacts made throughout his career, some of which he had known since his DLJ days. He also persuaded several top UBS executives and other senior industry bankers to join him, including the firm’s current Co-Presidents Navid Mahmoodzadegan and Jeff Raich. Right off the bat, Moelis & Company landed big-league assignments that belied its boutique size. One day after opening its doors, Moelis advised Hilton Hotels on its $26.5 billion sale to The Blackstone Group. Soon after, it helped defend Yahoo! from Microsoft's $44.6 billion hostile takeover bid and advised Anheuser-Busch on its $61.2 billion sale to InBev.

 

Moelis & Company

399 Park Avenue
5th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 883-3800

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: MC
Stock Exchange: NYSE
CEO: Kenneth Moelis
Co-Presidents: Navid Mahmoodzadegan & Jeff Raich
2021 Employees (All Locations): 900

Major Office Locations

Los Angeles, CA
Palo Alto, CA
Chicago, IL
Boston, MA
New York, NY
Houston, TX
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
London, United Kingdom
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Frankfurt, Germany
Paris, France
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mumbai, India
Beijing, China
Sydney, Australia