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Ergomed - Taking a share in a winning streak

October 2019

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  • Epic Code:
  • ERGO
  • Price:
  • 295p
During the month I met with Ergomed’s finance director, Richard Barfield. I have met Barfield on a number of occasions during the past 20 years - first at public sector software business Northgate Information, later on at IT recruitment business Spring and finally at Arc International, a look-a-like business to chip supremo Arm, only much smaller. All three businesses were once quoted and ended up receiving takeover offers. After that, Barfield bid a friendly farewell to the PLC scene to join VC-backed Chiltern, a contract research organisation (CRO) that specialises in drug development services to pharmaceuticals and biotechs.Barfield points out that he was instrumental in establishing an acquisition strategy at Chiltern dur ...

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