She will be responsible for deal origination and providing strategic advice to regional and global clients with a focus on cross-border M&A into and out of China, working in close co-operation with the Moelis Beijing office. She will be based in Hong Kong.
Ken Moelis, CEO of Moelis & Company, said, 'From the outset, our commitment to our clients has been to deliver global knowledge and capabilities. Hiring an experienced banker like Xiuping continues to make us valuable to our clients as she adds global expertise and knowledge, backed by the confidentiality that clients have come to expect from us'.
With more than 15 years of investment banking experience, Ms. Zhang joins Moelis & Company from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she was most recently Managing Director and Head of Asia M&A. Previously, she was Managing Director and Head of China M&A at Deutsche Bank. She started her banking career with JP Morgan in New York in 1997.
Ms. Zhang has extensive experience advising Asian, European and American clients on cross-border M&A transactions, and has advised on numerous public take-over deals in Australia, Canada, Norway, Singapore and Hong Kong as well as private joint venture deals for targets in Chile, Brazil, the U.S., Canada, Africa and China. In the past two years, she has led teams that executed many of the take-private deals for US-listed Chinese companies.
Richard Orders, Managing Director at Moelis & Company in Hong Kong, said, 'Increasingly, clients in the region are looking for global business perspectives and uncompromised independent advice. We are delighted that Xiuping is joining us as she brings a wealth of experience to Moelis & Company that will benefit our clients. We expect to see continued growth in the M&A market in the region across many sectors including natural resources, consumer, industrials, real estate and technology'.
Ms. Zhang’s hire reinforces Moelis & Company’s commitment to Asia, building on our established presence in Hong Kong, Beijing and Mumbai, and the Firm’s strategic alliance with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. in Japan.