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Chris Roberts

July 2, 2021

A delicate balancing act in medical device manufacturing…

This month Polestar has been looking at ESG and environmental sustainability for medical device manufacturers is moving up the agenda….

Anusheh Khan

July 2, 2021

Manufacturing and Industrial H121 Valuation

Polestar’s latest report spotlights the UK manufacturing and industrial sector for H121, aggregate sector valuations and private market activity. We…

Anusheh Khan

May 27, 2021

Software and Technology H121 Valuation

This report spotlights the UK software and technology sector for H1 21, aggregate sector valuations and private market activity. We…

Anusheh Khan

May 24, 2021

Technological Innovations in Supermarkets

Here at Polestar, we’ve covered a topics on how AI and other forms of technology is being used in manufacturing,…

Charlie Whelan

May 14, 2021

IP Protection of medical devices in Europe

Over the years we have worked with many medical device companies; be that to raise capital or exit. A question…

Anusheh Khan

April 29, 2021

Edtech and its impact on environmental sustainability

As lockdown nears its end in the UK, many children have gone back to school and university students are returning…

Anusheh Khan

April 29, 2021

Food and Leisure Q121 Valuation

This report spotlights the UK food and leisure sector for Q1 21, aggregate sector valuations and private market activity. We…

Anusheh Khan

March 31, 2021

Healthcare and Education Q121′ Valuation

This report spotlights the UK healthcare and education sector for Q1 2021, aggregate sector valuations and private market activity. We…

Bhavik Borkhatria

February 22, 2021

2021 digital health predictions – an expert’s view

Technology advancements in healthcare are always an exciting topic with there being significant untapped potential to improve health ecosystems globally….

Chris Roberts

February 17, 2021

5G and its application in manufacturing

We will all have heard about the 5G rollout and if you are like me, the immediate thought may well…

Shaan Bharwani

January 29, 2021

Business Services Q420′ Valuation Spotlight

This report spotlights the UK Business Services sector for Q4-2020, aggregate sector valuations and private market activity. We have summarised…

Shaan Bharwani

January 28, 2021

A slice of equity for debt at Pizza Express

PizzaExpress has announced its 2019 which show a pre-pandemic loss of £350m as it combats high interest costs. This debt…

Oliver Hoade

January 28, 2021

3 Reasons additive manufacturing will boom in 2021

Additive manufacturing (AM) also known as 3D printing, is a transformative approach to industrial production that enables the creation of…

Shaan Bharwani

January 28, 2021

City of London Remains THE destination for Europe’s traders

America and Europe have both emerged as key beneficiaries in the reshuffling of trading destinations post-brexit. Despite some traders making…

Bhavik Borkhatria

January 28, 2021

What’s next for remote working?

The pandemic has meant that many businesses have been forced to adopt different working models, largely in the form of…

Chris Roberts

January 28, 2021

COVID driving innovation in manufacturing….

In a similar way that COVID-19 has forced a new work from home dynamic, for many in the business services…

Shaan Bharwani

January 28, 2021

Vaccine Storage Wars

As a society we have come a long way since the year since COVID so dramatically entered our lives. After…

Shaan Bharwani

January 28, 2021

China – Opportunity and caution

China presents British firms with almost unlimited opportunity, but that opportunity is fraught with difficulty and requires very careful navigation….

Mihir Shah

January 27, 2021

When will you dine out again?

As lockdown continues, restaurants have had to innovate to generate cash and remind consumers their brand is still alive. How?…

Shaan Bharwani

December 23, 2020

Q420′ Manufacturing Public and Private Snapshot

UK Manufacturing continues to follow a V shaped recovery as key sectors of the economy re-open evidenced by strong data…

Shaan Bharwani

December 22, 2020

Does Brexit really mean Brexit?

With the December 31st deadline for ongoing Brexit talks looming, will the UK and European Union finally see how the…

Shaan Bharwani

December 22, 2020

Southampton to pioneer new AI and Quantum Tech products at CES 2021

CES, is a yearly event that is considered by many to be the proving grounds for new and upcoming technologies….

Shaan Bharwani

December 21, 2020

UK to usher in new age of accountability for social media

The UK has announced that they will lead the charge in “a new age of accountability” for social media. Earlier…

Shaan Bharwani

November 30, 2020

Polestar Public Company Q320 Software and Technology Spotlight

Current Market Valuations In conjunction with our review of private company transaction we have prepared a detailed paper on UK…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 27, 2020

Three reasons live chat can help you grow your business

I was extremely surprised to learn that  live chat had been around since the 1970s, especially given that the adoption…

Shaan Bharwani

November 26, 2020

Reverse Robinhood

Robinhood, as we know him, was a philanthropist who robbed the rich to give to the poor. Today, it’s a…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 26, 2020

5 Technology and Software Trends Impacting Healthcare 2021

Prior to Covid-19, technology-driven change in Healthcare was arguably the biggest trend impacting the industry with artificial intelligence (AI), the…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 26, 2020

How do retail business adapt to the new norm?

Covid has become the catalyst for significant change with the pandemic applying more pressure to the already struggling high street….

Charlie Whelan

October 30, 2020

Consolidation in school management software accelerates

Over the last couple of years we at Polestar have been speaking with many software providers to the education sector….

Mihir Shah

October 22, 2020

Supermarket Deliveroos

Deliveroo has ridden the Covid wave. Whilst lockdown increased the volume of takeaways, an opportunity festered behind the scenes: supermarket…

Charlie Whelan

October 22, 2020

The Rise of the AI-Powered Company in the Post-Crisis World

There is so much talk about AI.  But what are the practical steps you can take to join the AI…

Chris Roberts

August 14, 2020

The importance of being persistent

A year ago in August, I started a mad Swiss cycle event at 5am in pretty miserable conditions. Poor weather…

Charlie Whelan

August 6, 2020

This is the time to Complete your Board

In August 2020, as much as any time in modern history, the world is full of unforeseen or unknown terrors…

Chris Roberts

June 29, 2020

Maximise profits with excellent employee engagement

There is a trend of employers playing a greater role in their employees’ financial, physical health and mental well-being, which…

Chris Roberts

June 3, 2020

Expedited Investment in logistics software companies…

Pre-COVID and dare I say it Brexit, there was modest to reasonable interest in logistics software. If there was a…

Charlie Whelan

April 29, 2020

IMF’s view on world growth

The COVID-19 pandemic is inflicting high and rising human costs worldwide, and the necessary protection measures are severely impacting economic…

Chris Roberts

April 29, 2020

The death of cash and coin?

We all know disappointment of the grubby five pound note that looks like it’s on its last legs having been…

Oliver Hoade

April 6, 2020

Earthworm investment in vertical-farming start up

Self-described ‘environmental investor’, Earthworm, has recently ploughed a further £1.1m into Vertical Future, a tech company ‘focused on building a…

Charlie Whelan

March 13, 2020

Coronavirus: The Black Swan of 2020

Here is a note that we sent to Sequoia founders and CEOs  earlier this week to provide guidance on how…

Chris Roberts

March 13, 2020

Riding the wave of activity in the visual effects space (VFX)

With the battle raging between major corporations (think Disney, Netflix, Amazon et al.) to capture audience interest, control the content…

Oliver Hoade

February 27, 2020

Coronavirus’ threat to the global supply chain

The seemingly inexorable advance of coronavirus across the planet has reached new heights in the last week; Iran and Italy…

Charlie Whelan

January 30, 2020

Medtech is working for all of us

Coronavirus: At least 170 people are dead and more than 7,700 cases confirmed in mainland China, as the virus spreads well…

Richard Hall

November 8, 2019

Will a Capital Gains Tax rise be used to help fund the parties’ spending pledges?

Recent election spending promises from all sides have prompted some discussion here at Polestar as to how these are all…

Bhavik Borkhatria

July 25, 2019

The healthcare conundrum

Heathcare is one of Polestar’s key sectors.  Why would it not be as the NHS is one of the largest…

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