Ratos Names Linde Head of Accounting

Buyout firm Ratos has named Kristina Linde head of accounting, effective October 1. Linde has been with the firm for almost two years, and has been in charge of group accounts at the firm since January 2010, Ratos said in a written release. Earlier in her career, Linde worked as public accountant and accounting specialist at KPMG and as an auditor with the Swedish Tax Agency.

PRESS RELEASE

Kristina Linde has been appointed as the new Head of Accounting of Ratos. Kristina is currently Group Accounts Manager at Ratos.

Kristina Linde has been responsible for Group accounts at Ratos since January 2010. Prior to that Kristina worked for many years as an authorised public accountant and accounting specialist at KPMG and previously also as an auditor with the Swedish Tax Agency.

“During her almost two years at Ratos, Kristina has shown that she possesses in-depth knowledge of accounting and she is an appreciated colleague. We are therefore pleased that we have found the most qualified candidate internally and convinced that Kristina will continue to develop our competent accounting department in an exemplary manner,” comments Ratos’s Deputy CEO Bo Jungner.

Kristina will take up her position on 1 October. As previously announced, CFO Carina Strid will leave her position at the end of September.

Ratos is a private equity conglomerate. The company’s mission is to maximise shareholder value over time through the professional, active and responsible exercise of its ownership role in primarily medium to large unlisted Nordic companies. Ratos’s holdings include AH Industries, Anticimex, Arcus-Gruppen, Biolin Scientific, Bisnode, Contex, DIAB, EuroMaint, Finnkino, GS-Hydro, Hafa Bathroom Group, HL Display, Inwido, Jøtul, KVD Kvarndammen, Lindab, Medisize, Mobile Climate Control, SB Seating and Stofa. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm and market capitalisation amounts to approximately SEK 30 billion.