Henry-Louis Merieux

Managing Partner (France)
After graduating as a Civil Engineer from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, Henry-Louis started his career with Arthur Andersen as an auditor. He then spent ten years in Japan, New York and Paris with Banque Indosuez (Crédit Agricole Investment Banking) dedicated to structured finance and leverage finance. He set up the LBO advisory team of Deloitte corporate finance in France before joining MML.

In conversation

How would you describe the culture at MML?

You find individuals from France, Europe, and the USA - it is a great community that behaves like a family. Everyone is very open-minded, flexible, and engaged in the projects we work on. There is a real entrepreneurial spirit, natural excitement and, fundamentally, care for the companies we back. We love to be different from traditional houses and build great partnerships with our management teams. At MML, there is no room for politics as we operate with humility, pragmatism, and efficiency.

How does your passion for sports shape your investment philosophy?

The values of playing sport and running can be replicated in your professional life. You need to practice, be structured and resilient, to work towards a “sparkling” mid-term goal which you can only achieve through partnership and teamwork with the companies. And keep smiling, with a sense of humour, to make life more cheerful!

What has been your greatest life adventure?

Moving to Japan for three years at 23. It was such a wonderful experience with different mantras, friends, reinventing your life and your family. A kind of rebirth: I felt blind, deaf and mute upon arrival, learning everything from zero.


"Henry-Louis is a great sparring partner. Very smart, challenging, and respectful - always available. We had a great working relationship and great fun during the partnership."
Marc Abitbol, Founder and CEO, Luneau


Carre Blanc
Coventya Group
France Geothermie
Luneau Technology
LV Overseas
Nactis Flavours

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