EagleTree Capital has named Fredrik M. Linder as an operating partner. Linder is a former president of Informa Markets’ health and nutrition business.
12 April 2021
EagleTree Capital, a leading independent private equity and investment firm, today announced the appointment of Fredrik M. Linder as an Operating Partner, primarily focused on EagleTree’s investment activities in the consumer products sector, with an emphasis on natural and organic food and beverage and personal care companies. Mr. Linder is a seasoned executive who has been at the forefront of developments in the natural and organic consumer products sector for more than two decades. He has served in a variety of senior roles at Informa Markets, including President of the Health & Nutrition business, and has led Natural Products Expo East and West, the world’s preeminent trade shows dedicated to natural and organic companies in the food, beverage, ingredient and personal care sectors.
“We are extremely pleased that Fred has joined EagleTree Capital,” said George Majoros, Co-Managing Partner of EagleTree. “Fred is a leader in the natural and organic consumer products sector whose insights and relationships with consumer businesses will add immediate value to our consumer portfolio companies. We look forward to leveraging his expertise to source and invest in growing companies through our EagleTree investment funds.”
Anup Bagaria, Co-Managing Partner of EagleTree, added, “I witnessed Fred’s leadership and expertise while working with him closely during our ownership of Penton Media and am confident his distinctive network and extensive knowledge of the natural products sector will be a valuable resource for EagleTree and our investment funds. We are thrilled to add him to our team.”
“I am delighted to be joining EagleTree and could not think of a better team to align myself with as I begin the next journey of my career,” said Mr. Linder. “I look forward to helping identify and grow new consumer investments and contribute to the success of EagleTree’s portfolio.”
Fredrik Linder Biography
Prior to joining EagleTree Capital, Mr. Linder served as President of Health & Nutrition at Informa Markets, where he led Natural Products Expo East and West. While at Informa Markets, he also led the Vitafoods,
SupplySide, Food Ingredients and CPHI businesses. Mr. Linder joined New Hope Network in 1997, which was acquired by Penton in 1999, and grew with the company as it was acquired by Informa in 2016.
Mr. Linder has served on several boards including The Society of Independent Show Organizers, the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, The Coalition to Preserve DSHEA, Bastyr University, and The Dietary Supplement Education Alliance, and was on the Company Council of the International Alliance of Dietary Supplement Associations. Mr. Linder received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Colorado.
About EagleTree Capital
EagleTree Capital is a leading New York-based middle-market private equity firm that has invested approximately $2.7 billion of equity capital since inception. The Firm has completed over 35 private equity investments and over 70 add-on transactions over the past 20+ years. EagleTree primarily invests in North America in the following sectors: media and business services, consumer, and water and specialty industrial. For more information, please visit www.eagletree.com