London, 20 June 2022 – 2022 – Arc, the global events, data, and media platform backed by investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital, announced today that experienced events industry leader, Vincent Brain, will join the network as general manager of its Bridge2Food business.

For nearly 20 years, Vincent has been working on brand transformation and expansion in the events and media industry. He began his events career at UBM, now Informa plc, where he notably led the global expansion of the Food Ingredients portfolio. He spent nearly eight years with ITE plc, now Hyve, as EMEA regional director, based in Turkey, and Group transformation and commercial director looking after business development and operational best-practice initiatives.

Vincent will be responsible for running the operations and growth plans for Bridge2Food and will work closely with Gerard Klein Essink, Founder of Bridge2Food, on the long-term vision and strategy for the portfolio. He will also collaborate with Arc Director, Sanjeev Khaira, on further expansion and integration activities for the portfolio.



Bridge2Food is a global leader in the plant-based foods and alternative proteins sector. Since 2002, it has been working to connect professionals, researchers and industry, to organize summits that grow ideas into actions, to educate in hands-on academy courses, and to develop ecosystems that foster innovation.


Arc is a B2B events and media platform, backed by investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital. Founded to redefine business networking, Arc organises over 100 events a year and runs some of the foremost content platforms in agriculture, business sustainability, and financial services. Based in the UK and the Netherlands, Arc operates three businesses and has 200 talented colleagues focused on seeking out new ways to connect communities, wherever, whenever, or however, people need to come together to grow their business.

EagleTree Capital

EagleTree Capital is a leading New York-based middle-market private equity firm that has completed over 35 private equity investments and over 75 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, visit or find EagleTree on LinkedIn.