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Eric Larson
Co-CEO at Tilia Holdings


Eric Larson, Tilia’s Chairman, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, started his career as a private equity investor and business builder in 1986.  Prior to co-founding Tilia in 2017, Eric established Linden Life Science in 2002, now known as Linden Capital Partners, a leading healthcare focused middlemarket private equity firm.  Eric was Linden’s Chairman and, as its senior investment professional, developed the firm’s strategy and organization.

Before Linden, Eric was Executive Vice President and Managing General Partner of First Chicago Equity Capital (now One Equity Partners), which he co-founded in 1991.  He began his private equity career at First Chicago Venture Capital (now Madison Dearborn Partners), where he was a Partner and Investment Principal.

In addition to Tilia, Eric is involved with several technically-oriented organizations, including: the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Member of the Nutrition Roundtable); the National

Geographic Society; the Illinois Institute of Technology (Trustee and Chairman of its Institute of Design); Center for Higher Ambition Leadership (Executive Fellow); and the Commercial Club of Chicago (member).

Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Agenda Sessions

  • Specialisation in the lower mid market: Small is beautiful – but is specialisation required?