Moelis Sumitomo alliance

Moelis says Sumitomo relationship going “extremely well”

Rick Leaman, managing partner of Moelis & Company, says the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation tie-up is going well and the firm is planning to add platforms to its asset management business.
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The tie-up gives Moelis access to SMBC's Japanese client base
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<div style="text-align: left;"> The tie-up gives Moelis access to SMBC's Japanese client base </div>

In January this year, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation SMBC paid $93 million for a 5% stake in Moelis Company, an advisory firm. The deal came with a strategic alliance agreement under which Moelis would provide global advice for Japanese clients of SMBC and its securities arm SMBC Nikko. In return, SMBC and SMBC Nikko would provide Moelis access to their Japanese clients.

Nearly five months on and the deal has led to a rapid escalation of two-way business, according to Rick Leaman, managing partner of Moelis, although there are no deals yet that can be specifically said to have been borne from the alliance. In particular, it would appear...

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