PALO ALTO--()--Moelis & Company, the global independent investment bank, today announced the appointment of Paul Inouye as a Managing Director responsible for providing strategic advice to clients in the technology industry specializing in the Internet/digital media sector.
“In just five years, Moelis & Company has built a strong domestic and international presence in technology. Paul’s relationships with Internet and digital companies puts us at the forefront of global independent advice in this important and growing area.”
Mr. Inouye will be working alongside Kevin Scheetz, a Managing Director who provides strategic advice to technology companies, in the Firm’s new offices in University Circle, Palo Alto.
Rick Leaman, Managing Partner of Moelis & Company, said, “Paul brings a wealth of experience to our already well established technology, media and telecom team at Moelis & Company. With a growing number of deals taking place at the nexus of both media and new media, Paul’s hire will enable us to advise clients on the synergies that exist between companies in these sectors.”
With more than 22 years of investment banking experience in Silicon Valley, Mr. Inouye joins Moelis & Company from Perella Weinberg Partners where he worked with technology clients. Before joining Perella, he was a Managing Director and Head of Lehman Brothers Internet Banking Group. During his career, he has worked at Morgan Stanley, Piper Jaffray and Robertson Stephens in Silicon Valley.
The Moelis technology team has recently announced a number of transactions including placement agent on a $168 million equity raise for Lighting Science Group Corporation, advisor to Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation on its acquisition of Centerstance, financial advisor to Solarsoft on its sale to Epicor Software Corporation, and advisor to CDC Software on the sale of its publicly-traded subsidiary, CDC Software, to Vista Equity for $300 million.
Rick Leaman added: “In just five years, Moelis & Company has built a strong domestic and international presence in technology. Paul’s relationships with Internet and digital companies puts us at the forefront of global independent advice in this important and growing area.”
About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company, recently named Most Innovative Boutique of the Year by The Banker for 2011 and in 2010 and Best Global Independent Investment Bank by Euromoney in 2010, is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory, capital raising and asset management services to a broad client base including corporations, institutions and governments. With more than 580 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Palo Alto and Sydney. For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.