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Moelis & Company’s Risk Advisory business provides uncompromised advice and highly skilled execution with respect to the complex risk exposures of our clients. Our Risk Advisory professionals include traders, structurers and quants who combine expertise in structured products, securitization, derivatives, risk management and related modeling. We leverage our product and sector specialists to develop tailored solutions, and our multi-functional teams provide a comprehensive suite of services. We evaluate balance sheets and portfolios to identify key risks, provide independent assessments of risk management and reporting, design optimal risk mitigation strategies and implement recommendations best tailored to address the specific needs of our clients.
Given that Moelis & Company does not engage in proprietary trading, our clients can be confident that sensitive information will be safeguarded and our advice will not be influenced by our own positions.
Moelis & Company is a leader in recapitalization and restructuring. Since 2008, we have advised on numerous landmark transactions across industries and geographies and have advised on over $435 billion of restructuring transactions on which we have represented companies, creditors, buyers and investors on over 190 assignments throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Our team is comprised of over 50 dedicated restructuring professionals located in New York, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles and Sydney. Since the beginning of 2009, we have consistently been ranked among the top three restructuring advisors in the US, and are currently ranked the No. 3 Restructuring Advisor globally1.
Moelis & Company offers a unique restructuring product. In nearly every assignment, we partner senior restructuring professionals with our leading industry experts to provide the most comprehensive and relevant advice to our clients. Our philosophy is to marry the tailored and focused advice of a boutique with the Capital Markets and Risk Advisory expertise found within large financial institutions. We utilize the firm’s strong relationship network throughout the restructuring process to access capital, identify potential partners and drive support for our transactions. Additionally, our deep relationships throughout the creditor and restructuring communities provide a comprehensive perspective from all constituents. We have no legacy balance sheet positions, nor do we have proprietary investments; this independence is critical to our ability to lead negotiations and maintain the confidence of all parties involved in the restructuring process.
To date in 2014, almost 60% of our company advisory work has been completed out of court and we maintain a highly respected in-court reputation when needed. Our integrated restructuring teams excel in finding the appropriate resolution for our clients and offer a wide range of services, including the following:
Moelis & Company deploys the expertise of our seasoned restructuring professionals alongside the resources of the right multi-disciplinary team to provide superior advice to companies in financial distress. We tailor solutions to fit the needs of the client and the situation based on rigorous analysis, a real time understanding of the capital markets and a deep knowledge of the key facets of restructuring transactions.
Moelis & Company provides industry leading advice to official and ad hoc committees and individual creditors in restructuring situations. Our balanced practice advises both companies and creditors, which allows us to negotiate consensus building outcomes that maximize risk adjusted returns for our clients. We have an extensive expert testimony track record that allows us to defend the interests of our clients in the most complex situations.
Moelis & Company employs the expertise of our industry specialists, M&A professionals and experienced restructuring practitioners in our distressed M&A assignments. We advise both buyers and sellers of distressed companies in a wide range of situations. We have executed 363 sales on behalf of buyers and sellers, advised plan sponsors and sellers and buyers of distressed assets that avoided bankruptcy. The combined expertise of our professionals ensures that our clients receive cutting edge M&A advice that takes into account the current contours of the applicable industry overlaid with the additional complexity that is created by financial distress.
PRIVATE EQUITY SPONSOR ACTIVITY
Moelis & Company’s professionals have deep, long-standing relationships with financial sponsors. In distressed situations, our restructuring team works side by side with our financial sponsor professionals in advising sponsor owned portfolio companies or financial sponsors seeking to acquire distressed businesses.
Moelis & Company has advised on many of the largest and most complex M&A transactions since the firm’s inception. We have advised on over 350 M&A assignments totaling over $560 billion in transaction volume globally. Our team of experienced and talented professionals provides uncompromised advice across a wide range of M&A advisory services.
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS ADVISORY
Moelis & Company’s professionals have previously established premier M&A franchises on Wall Street and advise clients on mergers, acquisitions, sales and divestitures. Additionally, we have a leading exclusive sales franchise with a strong track record in achieving maximum value for clients in their sale processes. We counsel our clients through all stages of the process as we evaluate strategic alternatives, assess potential acquirers and targets, provide valuation analyses and advise on transaction terms including valuation, structuring, timing and potential financing.
SPECIAL COMMITTEE ADVISORY
Moelis & Company has unique expertise in guiding Special Committees to optimal outcomes and has advised on many high profile Special Committee advisory mandates. The firm helps Special Committees evaluate and negotiate proposals by leveraging decades of transaction experience and a strong understanding of key deal points and the interplay between deal terms and value. Moelis & Company brings a rigorous process and a strong track record of committee assignments to help Special Committees synthesize alternatives and develop the right course of action.
Moelis & Company’s M&A professionals have extensive experience providing fairness opinions to Boards of Directors, Special Committees and companies across all industries. We have established a leading reputation for true objective advice in assessing the financial fairness of our client’s transactions.