Moelis & Company Announces Kenneth A. Viellieu has Joined as a Managing Director and Head of its Chicago Office

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Moelis & Company announced today that Ken Viellieu has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Head of its Chicago Office. Mr. Viellieu, who has almost 25 years of investment banking experience, will lead the firm’s expansion into Chicago and build-out of its Midwestern client coverage effort.

Ken's extensive experience and knowledge of the region will be tremendously valuable to our company and clients. As a relationship-based firm, we believe that proximity matters to clients and establishing a Midwestern footprint further enhances our ability to support our clients in this important region.

Mr. Viellieu was previously with Bear Stearns which he joined in 2001 as a Senior Managing Director and expanded the firm's investment banking presence in the Chicago area as the Head of Midwest Investment Banking. While at Bear Stearns, Mr. Viellieu advised clients in a broad range of industries on the full spectrum of corporate finance matters, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance transactions, public and private equity offerings, and corporate restructurings. In particular, he worked closely with clients in the food and drug retailing, consumer products, industrial and transportation, financial services, healthcare, and media sectors. Prior to joining Bear Stearns, Mr. Viellieu was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Midwest Investment Banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and before this, a First Vice President at Drexel Burnham Lambert in Los Angeles.

"We have worked with Ken for many years and are thrilled to have him back on our team to lead our expansion into the Midwest," said Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company. "Ken's extensive experience and knowledge of the region will be tremendously valuable to our company and clients. As a relationship-based firm, we believe that proximity matters to clients and establishing a Midwestern footprint further enhances our ability to support our clients in this important region."

About Moelis & Company

Moelis & Company is an investment bank that provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and other corporate finance matters and manages investment funds which integrate capital solutions with the firm's advisory expertise. Moelis & Company serves a broad client base through its offices in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Chicago.

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