Moelis & Company has announced the appointment of Chris Roberts as a Managing Director providing equity capital markets advice to clients across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
He will join the Firm’s London office in June and will lead the ongoing build-out of Moelis & Company’s Equity Capital Markets (ECM) Advisory business alongside Managing Director Alex Hageman.
Roberts will join after 11 years at J.P. Morgan where he was most recently a Managing Director and Head of EMEA Equity Capital Markets Execution in London. In addition to advising clients through IPOs, follow-on offerings, private placements and other equity-related transactions in EMEA, Roberts also served as the Head of Equity Execution for J.P. Morgan’s Tech, Media, and Telecom ECM franchise in San Francisco. He started his banking career as a Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s Capital Markets Structuring Group in London. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Roberts was a lawyer for eight years in the London offices of Slaughter and May and Latham and Watkins.
“We are delighted to have Chris join our team in London and partner with Alex Hageman to continue the successful build-out of our Equity Capital Markets Advisory franchise in EMEA,” said Yorick van Slingelandt, Moelis & Company’s Co-Head of Europe. “Following last year’s rebound in IPO activity in Europe, we see strong momentum for IPOs in 2018, with markets throughout EMEA looking increasingly supportive of new equity issues. Chris’ experience executing transactions of all sizes for companies around the world will be a tremendous asset to our clients as they prepare both public and private equity offerings.”