Olivier MERLE


En résumé

Senior executive with 18+ years experience in Business and Corporate Development.

Mes compétences :
Business development
Dispositifs médicaux
Merger & Acquisition
OEM business
executive management
corporate venture management
International Distribution
Life sciences


  • EC Mergers & Acquisitions - Director

    2015 - 2018 EC Mergers & Acquisitions is an independent investment banking firm specializing in mergers, acquisitions, private company sales and corporate divestitures. EC’s focus is on middle market transactions typically in the $25 million to $500 million valuation range.

    * Originate and execute M&A transaction origination and execution, manage project and client relationship within the Life Sciences and Instrumentation sectors.
    * Establish and maintain relationships with corporate and Private Equity clients with a focus on the French speaking countries.
  • ALLEMA - Managing Director & Founder

    2014 - maintenant ALLEMA was created to help SMEs in the implementation and management of customized international distribution networks.
    ALLEMA supports businesses
    • In defining and implementing global sales, application support & marketing strategies
    • In developing partnerships with distributors and contract manufacturers worldwide
  • BIOSPACE LAB INSTRUMENTS - Chief Executive Officer

    2010 - 2014 Biospace Lab focuses on high-performance imaging equipment for pre-clinical research in drug discovery and biology. The company has developed in this field a comprehensive portfolio of in vitro and in vivo multimodality small animal imaging solutions used by almost every major pharmaceutical company and many prestigious academic centers worldwide.

    * PNL responsibility of a 3M EUR international life science company with 20+ FTE. ;
    * Recruited by the BOD, I secured new financing, set and executed strategic
    objectives for the company. Led and managed product development and
    * Created, coordinated and managed technology, product and IP acquisition and
    * Identified geographical zones and the corresponding launch strategies. ;
    * Established partnerships and R&D collaborations with international academic
    * Re-launched the optical imaging products and re-positioned as premium
  • INVITROGEN Corp. - OEM Business Development Senior Manager

    2006 - 2009 Invitrogen is a key partner in the global life science community. The company provides products and services that support academic and government research institutions as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies – Revenues of 1,200 M$ (2005) - 4800 employees.
    * Responsible for OEM Business development in the in vitro Diagnostic and life
    science markets, in Europe.
    * Coordinated and managed the OEM businesses between all of the Invitrogen
    business units.
    * Initiated multi-million Dollars OEM supply agreements with key players of the
    Pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries.
  • TRANSGENOMIC Inc. - Global Sales Manager & Managing Director

    1999 - 2005 Biotech company providing versatile and innovative research tools and related
    consumable products to the life sciences industry for the synthesis, separation, analysis
    and purification of nucleic acids and a wide variety of nucleic acid-based specialty
    chemicals - Revenues of 34 M$ (2004) - 170 employees

    * Managed the global consumable sales, including the definition and implementation of the sales strategy for the Chromatography and the Molecular biology products
    * Coordinated the EU and US support team and managed the French subsidiary
    (~38 FTE).
    * Managing Director of French subsidiary



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