Brian Silver '94 Joins Perella Weinberg Partners' Health Care Group

From NYTimes' Dealbook:

The boutique investment bank Perella Weinberg Partners has added a new partner in its health care group.

The banker, Brian Silver, has officially joined the firm after recently leaving his job as a managing director at Morgan Stanley, Perella Weinberg announced on Monday. He is joining a team of six at Perella that advises on deals in the health care sector.

“Commercial and regulatory changes in the health care industry are driving high levels of strategic activity and significant evolution of business models,” Mr. Silver said in a statement. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues to help our clients navigate these challenges.”

With 20 years of investment banking and corporate legal experience, Mr. Silver has advised on mergers, initial public offerings and other transactions. His resume includes the recent I.P.O. of Quintiles Transnational Holdings and the $3.9 billion private equity buyout of Pharmaceutical Product Development in 2011.

In April, Bloomberg News reported that Mr. Silver had left Morgan Stanley and was on garden leave before beginning his new job.

Peter Weinberg, a founding partner of Perella Weinberg, said in a statement that Mr. Silver’s “broad pharmaceutical and healthcare industry experience complements our existing capabilities and allows us to advise clients across a greater segment of the healthcare sector.”

Before joining Morgan Stanley in 1998, Mr. Silver was an associate in mergers and acquisitions at the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell and an investment banker at Salomon Brothers. He received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.