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Mérieux Equity Partners 

Owned at 60% by Institut Mérieux (via Mérieux Developpement)

Lyon (France), Paris (France)

Business activity

Growth capital and innovation capital within healthcare and nutrition sectors.

Since 2010, Mérieux Equity Partners, affiliate of Mérieux Développement, has supported c. 40 companies in Venture, Growth and Buy-Out Capital. The company currently has over € 1 billion assets under management*.

(*) Updated data as of 1st March 2021



Institut Mérieux founded Mérieux Développement, an investment company in the health care field, in order to leverage its entrepreneurial vision, bio-industrial experience, and international network in the pursuit of innovation. Mérieux Développement works alongside innovative entrepreneurs and companies whose products and services represent real progress in patient and consumer health around the world.

It focuses on the four following areas:

  • Therapeutic Intervention & Patient Management
  • Life Science Tools & Diagnostic
  • Nutrition & Preventive Medecine
  • Contract Manufacturing & Pharma Services
As part of Institut Mérieux, Mérieux Développement is able to draw upon that expertise to craft an investment policy based on a long-term manufacturing vision.

An active partner in the companies it invests in, Mérieux Développement supports exceptional leaders and teams with integrity, passion, and a shared vision of the business model. It helps entrepreneurs speed up the development of innovation and expand their companies at the international level.