Inouye will be working alongside Kevin Scheetz, a Managing Director who provides strategic advice to technology companies, in the Firm’s new offices in University Circle, Palo Alto.
Rick Leaman, Managing Partner of Moelis & Company, said, 'Paul brings a wealth of experience to our already well established technology, media and telecom team at Moelis & Company. With a growing number of deals taking place at the nexus of both media and new media, Paul’s hire will enable us to advise clients on the synergies that exist between companies in these sectors'.
With more than 22 years of investment banking experience in Silicon Valley, Inouye joins Moelis & Company from Perella Weinberg Partners where he worked with technology clients. Before joining Perella, he was a Managing Director and Head of Lehman Brothers Internet Banking Group. During his career, he has worked at Morgan Stanley, Piper Jaffray and Robertson Stephens in Silicon Valley.
The Moelis technology team has recently announced a number of transactions including placement agent on a $168m equity raise for Lighting Science Group Corporation, advisor to Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation on its acquisition of Centerstance, financial advisor to Solarsoft on its sale to Epicor Software Corporation, and advisor to CDC Software on the sale of its publicly-traded subsidiary, CDC Software, to Vista Equity for $300m.
Leaman added: 'In just five years, Moelis & Company has built a strong domestic and international presence in technology. Paul’s relationships with Internet and digital companies puts us at the forefront of global independent advice in this important and growing area'.