Where does Moelis stand these days

GutShot's picture
Rank: King Kong | 1,462

I'm not as familiar with dealflow at boutique banks, but I did notice a flurry of PR and excitement when Ken first left UBS. Phenomenal guy of course, and his practice landed some incredible deals in the first few months. I'm curious now that the buzz has subsided, where people feel Moelis fits into the picture. Are they a nichey restructuring shop like HLHZ, are they well rounded like LAZ, and how do they stack up in the world of boutique banks? Just trying to get market color.

Comments (17)

Feb 1, 2011

I am interested in this for london. Anyone has info on the london office?

Feb 1, 2011

somehow they must be doing something otherwise they wouldnt be going berserk in hiring people and opening new office locations.

here in london they already have increased their size tremendously. I havent seen them on any deals recently though so I have no clue what they are doing.

http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2011/01/25/moelis-co-hi...
http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2011/01/27/moelis-sets-...

Feb 1, 2011

They have way too much talent at the senior level to NOT continue to grow. I think Moelis will be huge in 10 years.

    • 1
Feb 1, 2011

Keep in Moelis is only 3 years old, while other top boutiques like Evercore are 14 years old. Moelis initially hired a lot at the senior level without the junior ranks to back them up (hence why analysts would get destroyed). Their analyst classes are getting pretty big (~50 analysts next year), so this should allow them to flex some muscle.

I haven't seen them on any huge deals recently (as opposed to 2008/09), so it's hard to say where they're going. Time will tell...

Feb 1, 2011
TM:

Keep in Moelis is only 3 years old, while other top boutiques like Evercore are 14 years old. Moelis initially hired a lot at the senior level without the junior ranks to back them up (hence why analysts would get destroyed). Their analyst classes are getting pretty big (~50 analysts next year), so this should allow them to flex some muscle.

I haven't seen them on any huge deals recently (as opposed to 2008/09), so it's hard to say where they're going. Time will tell...

this, london announced 2 reasonable sized (~EU3.0bn) deals recently I think?

Feb 1, 2011

Don't mean to de-rail this thread, but does anyone know which groups / what employees are in their Boston offices?

Feb 1, 2011

i see them turning into a pre-IPO Lazard (before all the top guys left). Very strong restructuring, top M&A, a bunch of big name relationship bankers, a hard working culture and about the same size (eventually). It'll be interesting to see how the current analyst class places, as in the past when they were smaller and got killed the analysts were treated to some of the best placement on the street.

Feb 1, 2011

Final round seems like its going to be just ONE interview at my school. Have you guys heard anything about this? Seems unorthodox.

Feb 1, 2011

Moelis is hiring an analyst class of 50? I find that mildly surprising.

Feb 1, 2011
GutShot:

Moelis is hiring an analyst class of 50? I find that mildly surprising.

At the info session at my school I heard 25ish in New York. 50 must be globally.

Feb 2, 2011

Moehlis is no where on the league tables. But compared to the BBs its a great option. you learn alot at the analyst level.

Feb 14, 2011

Bump, want to see what some others think

Feb 14, 2011

Intern class in nyc is 15

Feb 14, 2011

valencia - Did you get an SA offer?

Feb 14, 2011

It would be great if Moelis would return to UBS US... then UBS will be back stronger than ever...

Feb 14, 2011

hahaha pivot wtf

Feb 14, 2011
Comment