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March 20, 2007 | Tom Petruno, Times Staff Writer
Is Ken Moelis ready to open his own investment banking shop in Los Angeles? Moelis, considered by many on Wall Street to be Southern California's most powerful investment banker, stepped down Monday as the top deal maker at Swiss financial giant UBS. His departure had been rumored for the last week or so. Now the speculation centers on what the 48-year-old financier will do next. A student of former junk bond king Michael Milken at Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc.
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March 4, 2014 | By Walter Hamilton
Moelis & Co., a boutique Los Angeles investment bank, filed for an initial public offering, seeking to capitalize on the soaring stock market and a recent pickup in corporate mergers. The firm was founded in 2007 by Ken Moelis, a longtime Southern California investment banker. The Century City-based firm would trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MC. The firm has advised on a host of prominent deals in recent years, including representing the Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt in the team's sale to Guggenheim Partners.
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BUSINESS
July 20, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ken Moelis, who quit in June as head of investment banking at global financial giant UBS, has set up his own banking firm, as expected. But Westwood-based Moelis & Co., for the time being, is operating as Moelis Advisors, a division of Mercanti Securities, a Minneapolis-based investment firm. The set-up allows Moelis to comply with federal securities rules: Until Moelis & Co.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2008 | Tom Petruno, Times Staff Writer
Wall Street's most drastic upheaval in decades has become the opportunity of a lifetime for Ken Moelis. Although he has kept a relatively low public profile, Moelis is one of the most successful U.S. investment bankers of the last 20 years. He has been financial consigliere to some of the nation's wealthiest entrepreneurs, including Donald Trump, Steve Wynn, John Kluge and Ron Burkle.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2014 | By Walter Hamilton
Moelis & Co., a boutique Los Angeles investment bank, filed for an initial public offering, seeking to capitalize on the soaring stock market and a recent pickup in corporate mergers. The firm was founded in 2007 by Ken Moelis, a longtime Southern California investment banker. The Century City-based firm would trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MC. The firm has advised on a host of prominent deals in recent years, including representing the Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt in the team's sale to Guggenheim Partners.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2008 | Tom Petruno, Times Staff Writer
Wall Street's most drastic upheaval in decades has become the opportunity of a lifetime for Ken Moelis. Although he has kept a relatively low public profile, Moelis is one of the most successful U.S. investment bankers of the last 20 years. He has been financial consigliere to some of the nation's wealthiest entrepreneurs, including Donald Trump, Steve Wynn, John Kluge and Ron Burkle.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2001 | Bloomberg News
UBS Warburg promoted Ken Moelis to sole head of U.S. investment banking and gave co-head Robert Hotz a new post in which he will spend more time working with clients, according to people familiar with the situation. Moelis, 43, joined UBS Warburg last year from Credit Suisse First Boston after CSFB's purchase of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Inc., Moelis' old firm. UBS Warburg is the securities unit of UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2008 | Tom Petruno
Ken Moelis' model for his new investment bank is the so-called merchant bank. All investment banks provide financial advice to companies for a fee, but a merchant bank also has a pool of capital to invest in corporate deals -- for example, in the case of a company that's going private in a leveraged buyout led by management. Goldman, Sachs & Co. is a major player in the merchant-banking arena.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2000 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A crew of about 20 investment bankers in the Los Angeles office of Credit Suisse First Boston are leaving to join their former leader at UBS Warburg, sources said. The bankers, including two top-ranking managing directors, are following Ken Moelis, one of Southern California's top investment bankers, who last month said he will depart Credit Suisse for UBS.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2001 | Bloomberg News and Times Staff
UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, ousted President Luqman Arnold on Tuesday amid management disagreements over the company's course. Some analysts said a key point of contention was Luqman's decision to rein in the firm's newly aggressive investment-banking arm headed by Los Angeles-based Ken Moelis. Analysts said Moelis was forced in October to scrap a $3-billion loan commitment to EchoStar Communications when the latter was bidding for General Motors' Hughes Electronics unit.
BUSINESS
July 20, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ken Moelis, who quit in June as head of investment banking at global financial giant UBS, has set up his own banking firm, as expected. But Westwood-based Moelis & Co., for the time being, is operating as Moelis Advisors, a division of Mercanti Securities, a Minneapolis-based investment firm. The set-up allows Moelis to comply with federal securities rules: Until Moelis & Co.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2007 | Tom Petruno, Times Staff Writer
Is Ken Moelis ready to open his own investment banking shop in Los Angeles? Moelis, considered by many on Wall Street to be Southern California's most powerful investment banker, stepped down Monday as the top deal maker at Swiss financial giant UBS. His departure had been rumored for the last week or so. Now the speculation centers on what the 48-year-old financier will do next. A student of former junk bond king Michael Milken at Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc.
BUSINESS
July 6, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Financial services giant UBS ousted its chief executive Thursday in a surprise move after three quarters of declining earnings. UBS, the world's biggest money manager, said Peter Wuffli, 49, "relinquishes all of his functions at UBS." He was succeeded by Marcel Rohner, 42, the Zurich-based company's deputy CEO. Marcel Ospel, 57, agreed to stay on as chairman for at least three years after the board rejected his proposal to have Wuffli replace him.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2004 | Ann Conway, Times Staff Writer
OK, she would play herself. But it wasn't going to be easy, woman-of-a-thousand-goofball-faces Tracey Ullman declared before stepping up to the podium to receive a Champion of Children Award at a benefit for the Tourette Syndrome Assn. But within seconds, Ullman was morphing the moment the way she does her comedic persona, shifting attention to her good friend, TV producer Jeffrey Kramer ("Ally McBeal," "The Practice") -- father of two boys with Tourette Syndrome.
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