Who owns Merck Pharmaceuticals

Merck, family (Merck KGaA, Darmstadt), owner

The Merck family, owners of Merck KGaA, are listed in the who's who of German family businesses by Die Deutsche Wirtschaft. This makes it one of the most important business families in Germany.

Status of the article: April 21, 2021

The who's who of DDW lists the 10,000 owners and managing directors of the most important family businesses in Germany. The basis is the surveys in the context of the “The largest family businesses” ranking by DDW.

Merck KGaA ranks 14th there. Merck is the oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company in the world. The company operates in the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. The owner is the Merck family.

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The "Who's Who of German Family Businesses" from DDW is dedicated to mutual knowledge and networking of the formative minds of German medium-sized businesses and family businesses. The inclusion in the ranking is purely editorial and on a neutral database. The “Who's Who” includes those 10,000 families and people who represent the family businesses with the highest turnover and thus a considerable part of Germany's economic output and jobs. The company Krieger + Schramm GmbH & Co. KG, led by Matthias Krieger, is one of the 5,000 largest family businesses in Germany.

The DDW databases evaluate companies on the basis of 23 criteria and indicators to measure the importance of a company. In addition to turnover and the number of employees, this also includes key figures such as the proportion of R&D, certifications, training offers and university cooperations. The patent strength of a company is also taken as a basis through the acquisition of the Patent Assest Index from the Bonn-based provider PatentSight. The Sistrix indicator for measuring online perceptibility is also one of the scoring factors, as is the sustainability index from the analysis company Right Based on Science from Frankfurt.

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