Moelis & Co Appoint Senior Director

Moelis & Company

Moelis & Company, the global independent investment bank, has announced the appointment of Professor Dr. Herbert Henzler as a Senior Director of the Firm’s Global Advisory Board.

Moelis & Company provides independent financial advisory services in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Recapitalizations and Restructurings, Capital Markets, and Risk Advisory, and asset management services to a broad global client base including corporations, institutions and governments. Moelis opened its German office in February 2012 with the appointment of Christopher Riley, a German and British national, as a Managing Director responsible for advising clients in the German speaking region.

Dr. Henzler is a former Chairman of McKinsey & Company Inc. in Germany and Europe having helped build their consulting business over the course of 32 years. During the past 10 years, he was Special Advisor to the Chairman of Credit Suisse Group and he Chaired Credit Suisse’s Strategic Advisory Board in Germany. Currently, he serves as a board member of New Silk Route Partners LLC, an Indian private equity firm, and of Mainstream Renewable Power Limited. In addition, Dr. Henzler is a member of the Deutsche Bahn Advisory Board, a council member of GMT Communications Partners LLP, and a Board Member of F. C. Bayern Munich. He lectures at Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich on strategy and the organization of international companies. Dr. Henzler formerly chaired the Bavarian Government’s Future Society Commission.

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said, 'Germany is a critical component of the European and global economy and therefore a strategically significant market for us. Our priority at Moelis & Company is to provide our clients with a global network of information so Herbert’s appointment will further enhance our ability to do so on a global basis. To have attracted a businessman of his experience is a testament to the success of our independent, conflict-free and confidential business model and client offering'.

Under the leadership of Lord Mervyn Davies, Baron Davies of Abersoch, CBE, former Chairman and CEO of Standard Chartered PLC and Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Small Business for the United Kingdom, Moelis & Company announced the formation of its Global Advisory Board in June 2011 with the appointment of five members with global financial, government and economic experience who provide senior counsel and strategic advice on industry issues particularly across international financial markets. The Global Advisory Board members include:

Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky – Former United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President, U.S. Government, currently Senior International Partner at WilmerHale;

Ho Kwon Ping – Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings Limited, Singapore;

Michael Marks – Founding Partner of Riverwood Capital, former Chairman and CEO of Flextronics, and former Partner at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co;

Sidney Taurel – Former Chairman and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company, and currently Senior Advisor at Capital Royalty LLP, a private equity firm investing in intellectual property in the biopharmaceutical industry; and

Hubert Védrine – Founding Partner of Hubert Védrine Conseil, and Chairman of the Institut François Mitterrand. Between 1997 and 2002 he was Minister of Foreign Affairs in Lionel Jospin’s cabinet, and between 1981 and 1995 he was Foreign Affairs Advisor, then Chief of Staff, to French President François Mitterrand.

Lord Davies said, 'It has always been our intention to expand the Global Advisory Board with distinguished members who bring us international business perspectives. Herbert’s appointment provides our global clients with access to German Region corporations and further enhances our global network'.

Moelis & Company has successfully completed a number of transactions related to Germany which include advising Amgen on its $1.2 billion acquisition of Micromet, a biotechnology company founded in Germany, advising Deutsche Post DHL on its acquisition of Standard Forwarding, advising Vitus Immobilien on its €1.2 billion refinancing, advising the First Lien Lenders of Klöckner Pentaplast on a €1.3 billion debt restructuring, and advising Almatis on its $1.0 billion Chapter 11 Reorganization.

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