Benoit Pierret
Principal - Lyon

Benoit joined Mérieux Equity Partners in September 2016 and has over 12 years of experience in Private Equity, M&A & Corporate development in life science and industrial sectors (Sanofi, GSK, E&Y, JMS). Passionate Healthcare investment manager driven by growing businesses, Benoit aims to support exceptional CEOs & leaders and has a demonstrated track record in the nutrition sector.

His career started in R&D at Sanofi & GSK in the UK and he soon joined Ricol Lasteyrie /E&Y as M&A Analyst focusing on life science and industrial sectors. He then joined JMS in 2011 (€1.5Bn sales French company active in specialty distribution, 3-fold increase in 5 years) as Corporate Finance Manager and led various cross border operations as well as the implementation of acquisition financing facilities.

He ensures the monitoring of Laboratoires Ineldea, NutraGroup and Plantex.

Benoit graduated from CPE Chemical Engineering School of Lyon, holds a Master degree in Strategy & Management of International Business from ESSEC Business School and graduated from ESSEC Chair of Therapeutic Innovation.