Mérieux Equity Partners is dedicated to venture capital and growth equity investments, It is a management company owned at 60% by Mérieux Développement and 40% by the management team. Registered with the AMF since June 2018, it currently has 20 employees in Europe and North America, including 13 employees (offices in Lyon, Paris and Boston), and 7 regional partners who bring their operational and network experience to its portfolio companies.

Mérieux Equity Partners intends to play an active role as a minority or majority shareholder of companies with high growth potential, in support of entrepreneurs in the field of health and nutrition. The companies in its portfolio benefit from privileged access to the industrial, commercial and scientific networks of Institut Mérieux's subsidiaries in France and worldwide - in compliance with the regulatory authorities.


Mérieux Développement is operating as an evergreen fund, conducting growth and venture capital investments in Europe and North America. Over nine years, Mérieux Développement has selected a limited number of companies with distinct management teams and market positioning. The investment holding has committed over €200 million in financing across 25 companies, in both venture and growth capital. 


Institut Mérieux is an establishment industrial holding with global network in the healthcare and nutrition sectors.