Bridgepoint   |   The Point   |   March 2022   |   Issue 40
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Intelligent Investing from Bridgepoint
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More power to the mind

Science fiction has long played with the idea of devices that enable people to perform an action simply by thinking about it. Brain computer interfaces are turning that vision into a reality – and the potential is vast.  Read more…

Analysis
Foreword

William Jackson | Managing partner of Bridgepoint

Change your mind

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Most of us would like to be smarter, faster and more insightful than we are. But would we be prepared to have microchips inserted into our brains to become superhuman? Some people have already gone under the knife and, according to the most gung-ho supporters of ‘brain computer interfaces’, it is only a matter of time before everyone will want one. In ‘Brain waves’, we explore this technology and consider whether and how it can transform people’s lives.  
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Ins & outs

Bridgepoint news

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Bridgepoint exits testing specialist Element

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Bridgepoint buys into transport solutions group PTV

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Risk management firm FCG sold after doubling in size

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Miller Homes moves on after sales volumes soar

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Fast-growing games firm backed by BDC

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BDC buys supply chain expert Achilles

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PharmaReview wins support
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Bridgepoint acquires software group Fenergo

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Exit for biopolymer manufacturer HTL

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Sustainability specialist ACT wins investment backing

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Food brand itsu poised
for growth

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Online shopping has come into its own through the coronavirus pandemic, but not all digital offers succeed and not every physical store is a waste of space. Savvy retailers are mixing and matching to derive maximum benefit as their industry undergoes rapid change. Read more…

Channel hopping

In focus
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Labour force

The workplace is in the throes of rapid change. Employees are quitting in droves and, among those who stay, expectations are shifting and demands are increasing. For many firms, this is a source of consternation, but the new trends can prove beneficial for company output, productivity and morale.

 

Here, The Point explores the changing world of work from the perspective of both employee and employer.

 

First, in What workers want, we assess the incentives most likely to attract, retain and motivate staff.

 

Second,in Fresh perspectives, we consider why so many workers are leaving their roles and how companies can use the Great Resignation to their advantage.

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Business

The workplace is in the throes of rapid change. Employees are quitting in droves and, among those who stay, expectations are shifting and demands are increasing. For many firms, this is a source of consternation, but the new trends can prove beneficial for company output, productivity and morale.

Here, The Point explores the changing world of work from the perspective of both employee and employer.

First, in What workers want, we assess the incentives most likely to attract, retain and motivate staff.

Second,in Fresh perspectives, we consider why so many workers are leaving their roles and how companies can use the Great Resignation to their advantage.

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Dr Sylke Hassel has been a shop assistant, a tourist guide, a laboratory assistant and a maths tutor. Now, she is chief executive of PharmaZell, a Bridgepoint-backed maker of active ingredients for the pharmaceutical industry. ​ Read more…

The right
chemistry

The interview
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 Businesses are under pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but achieving meaningful results can seem challenging, particularly in today’s uncertain world. Nonetheless, forward-thinking companies are managing to drive change in a way that improves both their environmental impact and their bottom line. 

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Viewpoint
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Art has attracted controversy for centuries, but even the most fervent aficionados of the modern variety might balk at the latest trend to hit their world. Journalist Rhymer Rigby explores NFTs and questions whether we should all be investing in this market. 

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Is it art?

Last word