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In focus

More than a billion tons of food is lost or wasted worldwide every year. Reducing this could benefit businesses from farm to fork, and have a meaningful impact on climate change, too. Read more…

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A good sport

From world-class ice-hockey player to president of Adidas North America, Patrik Nilsson has been around sport for most of his life. Now he chairs Vitamin Well, the fast-growing, Bridgepoint-backed functional food and drinks group. Read more…

The interview
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Analysis

The sharing economy is not immune to controversy, but it seemed to be going from strength to strength – until the pandemic struck. Now, as markets look to the future, what are the prospects for businesses in the sector? Will they regain their old verve, or have they been permanently undermined? ​Read more…

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Viewpoint
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Until very recently, mental resilience was seldom discussed or even recognised as an issue in the workplace. Today, there is an increasing awareness that companies need to acknowledge, understand and address mental health issues – for the good of their employees and their stakeholders more broadly. Read more…

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Intelligent Investing from Bridgepoint

Game
on

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How to have fun, develop new skills

and drive business growth

Games were once the preserve of children, but today they are deployed across markets and industries, for  everything from learning new skills to buying goods online and recruiting staff. Used wisely, they can be a real force for good. But there are dangers to gamification, too.  Read more…

Business
Foreword

William Jackson | Managing partner of Bridgepoint

Game changers

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When entire countries and even the security services deploy it, you have to ask yourself what gamification really is. Memorably described as ‘when video games and business have a baby’, it is the process of applying the psychological and entertaining aspects of game-playing to other activities to make them more fun, increase engagement and improve results. In this edition of The Point (see Rules of the game), we analyse how savvy businesses are using gamification to drive customer loyalty and even influence behaviour – and ask whether its powerful appeal might also have a darker side. Read more…

Ins & outs

Bridgepoint news

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Bridgepoint snaps up
Swiss cybersecurity firm

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An exit for Calypso after business transformation

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BDC teams up with marketing agency as growth soars

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Here comes the sun

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Swedish dermatology group wins backing for expansion

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BDC acquisition set to boost pharmaceutical advisory firm

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In focus

More than a billion tons of food is lost or wasted worldwide every year. Reducing this could benefit businesses from farm to fork, and have a meaningful impact on climate change, too. Read more…

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The interview

A good sport

From world-class ice-hockey player to president of Adidas North America, Patrik Nilsson has been around sport for most of his life. Now he chairs Vitamin Well, the fast-growing, Bridgepoint-backed functional food and drinks group. Read more…

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Analysis

The sharing economy is not immune to controversy, but it seemed to be going from strength to strength – until the pandemic struck. Now, as markets look to the future, what are the prospects for businesses in the sector? Will they regain their old verve, or have they been permanently undermined? ​Read more…

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Management

 Making the right decisions is integral to business success, yet few companies employ formal decision-making processes or assess how to create good decision makers. Those firms that do consider these issues can secure real advantage compared with their peers.  Read more…

Think

fast

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Viewpoint

Until very recently, mental resilience was seldom discussed or even recognised as an issue in the workplace. Today, there is an increasing awareness that companies need to acknowledge, understand and address mental health issues – for the good of their employees and their stakeholders more broadly. Read more…

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Last word

Pet ownership has been growing worldwide for decades, but it has reached new heights over the past year. Few self-respecting households would be seen without a four-legged friend. Vets are closed to new customers. And parks are filled with dogs of every size and shape. The phenomenon is pervasive, but where will it end? Consumer journalist Harry Wallop investigates. Read more…

Animal magic

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Management

 Making the right decisions is integral to business success, yet few companies employ formal decision-making processes or assess how to create good decision makers. Those firms that do consider these issues can secure real advantage compared with their peers.  Read more…

Think

fast

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Last word

Pet ownership has been growing worldwide for decades, but it has reached new heights over the past year. Few self-respecting households would be seen without a four-legged friend. Vets are closed to new customers. And parks are filled with dogs of every size and shape. The phenomenon is pervasive, but where will it end? Consumer journalist Harry Wallop investigates. Read more…

Animal magic