Messier Maris & Associés
Independent Advisory
About Messier Maris & Associés

Messier Maris & Associés is an investment banking firm providing tailored strategic advisory services in M&A and corporate restructuring.

Located in Paris, New York and London, Messier Maris & Associés was founded by Jean-Marie Messier, former CEO and Chairman of Vivendi and Erik Maris, former co-Head of Lazard France.

In the past 10+ years, the firm has established itself as the pre-eminent M&A advisory firm in France, serving as trusted advisors to a broad base of blue chip corporations and financial sponsors.

Key info
Jean-Marie Messier
General Partner

Prior to founding Messier Maris & Associés in 2003, Jean-Marie Messier has been Chairman & CEO of Vivendi Universal for 8 years.
Prior, Jean-Marie was a General Partner at Lazard Frères for 6 years. He has also been an advisor to the French Minister of Economy from 1986 to 1988, in charge of the first ever privatization program in France.
He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale d'Administration.

Erik Maris
General Partner

Prior to forming « Messier Maris & Associés », Erik spent 19 years at Lazard where he held several positions, the latest being co-Head and General Partner of Lazard Frères.
He started his career at Morgan Stanley in London and New York after graduating from HEC.

73 rue de Miromesnil, Paris, 75008, France