Mérieux Equity Partners – NUTRAGROUP / 12/2018
LBO OPERATION – Duteil Avocats (François Duteil, Edouard Eliard and Dominique BRIOT) advised Mérieux Equity Partners on the acquiring majority participation by its third-generation fund dedicated to fast growing companies in the health and nutrition sectors, Mérieux Participations 3, in Nutragroup, a leading holding company dealing in in the food supplements industry through Omnipharm (trading) and B-Pharma (producting and packaging).
The group, founded in 2008 and based in Chambéry (Savoie), has quickly become a key player in the fast-growing food supplements market (7% per year). It remains managed by its founder, Mehdi Boulahia, who transferred its majority stake but remains a minority shareholder.
Through this capital partnership with Mérieux Equity Partners, Nutragroup intends to accelerate its growth and benefit of an international status, resting on three pillars: the increase of industrial investments, the development of new services and the expansion in Europe, in particular through the completion of external growth transactions.