NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Jeffrey Wasserstein has joined the Firm in New York to enhance its focus on the pharmaceutical sector. Mr. Wasserstein has a 20 year history in the pharmaceutical industry in corporate development and commercial operating roles for a series of pharmaceutical companies. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President of Business Development & Strategy at Fougera Pharmaceuticals, which was recently sold to the Sandoz division of Novartis AG. Prior to his time at Fougera he spent five years at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, a leading global generic pharmaceutical company, as founder and President of a branded specialty pharmaceutical subsidiary focused on dermatology as well as the Executive Vice President of North America and a member of Dr. Reddy's Global Management Council. He began his career in the sector at Schering-Plough Corporation, where he started in a legal role and rose to first head of Corporate Business Development, then President of Schering Canada and later Senior Vice President of the parent company. Prior to his time at Schering-Plough, he was an attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for six years, focused on mergers and acquisitions advice. Scott L. Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, said, "The health care sector has become a very important part of our business, as an increasing number of companies in health care services, health care devices and pharmaceuticals have opted for our unconflicted, client-focused approach to advising clients on important transactions. With the addition of Jeff we are significantly increasing our knowledge of the trends and opportunities in the pharmaceutical sector, as well as our access to a much larger range of companies in that sector." Jeffrey Wasserstein said, "I am very pleased to be joining Greenhill, where I have known some of its partners for many years. In my new role I can build upon my many relationships in the industry as well as my significant experience as a corporate development and operating executive and as an external advisor. I look forward to utilizing my deep industry knowledge, an insider's appreciation for the many challenges facing the senior management and boards of companies in the pharmaceutical sector and my significant transaction experience to advise pharmaceutical companies on important transactions and other matters." Greenhill & Co., Inc. is a leading independent investment bank focused on providing financial advice on significant mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings and capital raising to corporations, partnerships, institutions and governments. It acts for clients located throughout the world from its offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Melbourne and San Francisco. Contact: Christopher T. GrubbChief Financial Officer Greenhill & Co., Inc. (212) 389-1800 SOURCE Greenhill & Co., Inc.