Mérieux NutriSciences*

Mérieux NutriSciences offers analysis and support services for the development of new products with the aim of preventing health risks related to food.

* Sofina is represented and has an observer seat in the decision-making bodies of the company.



Shareholding percentage


International presence

27 countries





Mérieux NutriSciences leverages over 50 years of scientific and entrepreneurial expertise to answer food industry needs, providing practical and innovative solutions that will contribute to make food systems safer, healthier and more sustainable.

Through expertise in microbiology, chemistry, consulting, education, research, regulatory and labelling, Mérieux NutriSciences offers a complete suite of solutions to support clients through all stages of the supply chain, from product development to market suitability, while contributing to consumers’ health worldwide.

Present worldwide, Mérieux NutriSciences comprises more than 100 accredited laboratories and a team of over 8,000 employees.

Investment history

United States | 2014

In 2014, Sofina became a shareholder in Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation following a capital increase that aimed at supporting the growth of the group, which was active in a consolidating market. Institut Mérieux has been the majority shareholder of the company since 1997 as a result of the acquisition of the Silliker group in the US. In 2021 Institut Mérieux, Sofina and GIMD participated in a capital increase in order to support the group’s international expansion and to strengthen its position.

Sofina is represented on the board of directors, on the audit committee, on the nomination and remuneration committees and on the investment committee.