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  • Writer's pictureJosh Rovner

Why Moelis for Investment Banking? / Overview of Moelis & Company

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Moelis is a top global elite boutique investment bank founded by Ken Moelis, who was formerly the President of UBS Investment Bank. Moelis is one of the few elite boutiques where the founder is still heavily involved in the day-to-day operations of the business. Moelis is very prolific in media deals and has one of the most notable investment banking presences in Los Angeles.

Founded in 2007, Moelis has scaled extremely well and advises on various industries. Moelis recently launched the Global Blockchain Group to advise blockchain- and Web3-focused companies.

Moelis & Company Overview

Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with Moelis & Company, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment banking group has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

We articulate how you can answer this question thoughtfully in our Investment Banking Course. We also cover all technical and qualitative information you need to get a top investment banking offer.

Big 3 Qualitative Questions

Selected Transaction

An example of Moelis & Company's work was its advice on DHC Acquisition's SPAC deal with GloriFi.

  • Transaction Description: With Purpose, Inc. (GloriFi) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DHC Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:DHCA) from DHC Sponsor, LLC and others in a reverse merger (SPAC) transaction. Upon closing, the new company will be named GloriFi, Inc. and trade under the ticker "GLRI".

  • Transaction Value: US$1.5B

  • Transaction Date: Announced July 2022

Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: Moelis & Company

  • Description: Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides innovative, strategic, and financial advice to a diverse client base by offering comprehensive, globally integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors

  • Bank Category: Elite Boutique

  • Ticker: NYSE:MC

  • Founded: 2007

  • Employees: 1,000

  • Chief Executive Officer: Ken Moelis

  • Headquarters: New York City, USA


Moelis & Company Salary

Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Analyst at Moelis is $85k - $125k.


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