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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…

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…

Richard Hall

March 24, 2021

People Value – Case Study

People Value is a well-performing Human Capital Management (HCM) business built on a solid technology platform, with quality recurring revenues…

Richard Hall

March 24, 2021

Polestar Pilots People Value to a Successful Exit

Polestar, the full-service Corporate Finance boutique, is pleased to announce the successful sale of People Value, the employee recognition and reward…

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….

Bhavik Borkhatria

January 29, 2021

COVID drives e-learning growth

It is well documented that learning providers must now deliver courses online. According to a report by Future Market Insights…

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…

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….

Charlie Whelan

April 7, 2020

Polestar Advises on Sale of Double First

We are delighted to announce that Polestar has advised the shareholders of Double First Limited, one of the world’s leading…

Charlie Whelan

March 11, 2020

As forecast – goodbye Entrepreneurs Relief for more than £1 million gained

So as expected, the axe has fallen on ER (at least in part). It remains to be seen whether the…

Charlie Whelan

February 27, 2020

Understand and prepare for changes to the off-payroll working rules (IR35)

Shortly, there is a significant change to way in which some companies will have to deal with individuals who provide…

Oliver Hoade

February 27, 2020

Maximise Your Value: Gain Clarity

As a shareholder, you may well have attended seminars outlining how to sell a business, how to maximise value, or…

Charlie Whelan

February 20, 2020

Ready or not? – Autonomous vehicles are coming and they represent a change to more than just driving

Jaguar Land Rover have been coming up with their vision for autonomous vehicles, and it looks nothing like a Jaguar…

Charlie Whelan

December 8, 2019

How to let it go!

I was having a conversation regarding some of the issues faced by owner managers when they decide the time is…

Charlie Whelan

October 7, 2019

Why run 171k?

In August, I ran the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (UTMB), a 171km foot race around Mont Blanc with over 10,000m…

Oliver Hoade

July 30, 2019

Do you feel like an impostor in your place of work?

Impostor syndrome is rife in the workplace. 70% of people will experience it at some point during their working life….

Bhavik Borkhatria

July 25, 2019

The social media paradox

Be it Glassdoor, Trustpilot or Linkedin there is no hiding from social media as the use of e-commerce and social…

Nischal Neupane

June 17, 2019

Data holds key to the future of marketing

Imagine a world where companies stop spamming us with useless emails about offers we don’t need! Too good to be…

Nischal Neupane

April 24, 2019

Light beneath the Brexit gloom?

With a decision on Brexit looming, it seems the surrounding uncertainty has not discouraged UK M&A as it generated a…

Charlie Whelan

April 18, 2019

A brand is the most important piece of real estate in the world, the corner of your mind

Here at Polestar we love brands and seeing how people go about building them by getting them to stick in…

Bhavik Borkhatria

April 8, 2019

What goes up must come down

I imagine most people are familiar with the phrase “what goes up must come down”, however, this seems very unlikely…

Charlie Whelan

March 30, 2019

Are we possibility or probability thinkers?

I’m enroute to a week’s skiing – yes I booked a flight into France for the day after we were…

Charlie Whelan

March 26, 2019

Have you a winning brand?

Clients often share their views on what makes them and their competitors successful.  Whilst there are common themes, there are…

Charlie Whelan

March 20, 2019

Markets rise and shine

Clients often ask me my thoughts on the markets, well this is where much of their wealth ends up following…

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