Moelis & Company debuts IPO

Global investment bank Moelis & Company has launched its IPO after pricing its 6.5 million shares at $25 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “MC.” Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are the lead underwriters.

PRESS RELEASE

New York, April 15, 2014
​Moelis & Company (the “Company”) (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,500,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $25.00 per share. Additionally, the Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 975,000 shares of Class A common stock from the Company at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The Company’s shares of Class A common stock are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on April 16, 2014 under the ticker symbol “MC.” The offering is expected to close on or about April 22, 2014 subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as lead joint book-running managers for the offering. Moelis & Company LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and UBS Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC and JMP Securities LLC are acting as co-managers for the offering.
The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the final prospectus related to the offering may be obtained, when available, from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, email: Prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com, or from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, telephone: 1-866-718-1649, email: prospectus@morganstanley.com.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was declared effective on April 15, 2014. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors. The firm assists its clients in achieving their strategic goals by offering comprehensive integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors. Moelis & Company’s experienced professionals advise clients on their most critical decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings and other corporate finance matters. The firm serves it clients with nearly 500 employees based in 15 offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

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