Date: 18-Nov-2019

Merz to create three independent, customer-focused healthcare businesses to drive growth

Merz, a global, diversified healthcare company, has announced plans for a new business structure that will enable the company to better address customer and patient needs, shorten innovation cycles and capitalize on new market opportunities. The new organizational structure will consist of three independently operating businesses: Merz Aesthetics, Merz Therapeutics and Merz Consumer Care. This new structure will allow for more specialized customer focus and will increase operational agility and speed to market. The creation of three separate businesses is expected to continue fuelling the strong growth seen across all business areas in fiscal year 2018/19. "We have achieved strong results in all of our core businesses in the most-recently completed fiscal year 2018/19. This is now the right time for us to structure our operations into three independent businesses fully focused on their specific customers and market needs," says Philip Burchard, Chief Executive Officer of the Merz Group. "From this position of strength, each individual business will have more independence, accountability and empowerment to drive long-term sustainable growth."