Goodman Derrick advises Outmatch, a leading talent intelligence platform, on its purchase of recruitment automation platform, LaunchPad.

Goodman Derrick’s corporate team has advised Outmatch, a portfolio company of US private equity firm, Rubicon Technology Partners, on its acquisition of UK based LaunchPad.  The purchase combines Outmatch’s data driven analytics and LaunchPad’s state-of-the-art automation and AI to create a new market leading talent selection platform which will maximise the efficiency and transparency of the hiring process resulting in faster and better hiring decisions informed by data-backed insights.

Goodman Derrick’s team was led by corporate partner and Goodman Derrick’s Senior Partner, Ed Hoare, who commented:

“We were delighted to represent Rubicon Technology Partners and Outmatch alongside their US counsel, Perkins Coie, on the acquisition of LaunchPad. Despite the combined challenges of time differences and remote working, the deal closed exactly on schedule.  We now look forward to seeing the great results that the combined capabilities of Outmatch and LaunchPad will surely provide.”

Ed Hoare with Jessica Nugent and Catherine Hayes led the Goodman Derrick deal team which also comprised of Alexandra Bonner, Clare Gilroy-Scott, Paul Herbert, Michelle Waligora, Remy Ormesher and Chris Barkley.

For further information

Ed Hoare, Senior Partner, Corporate, +44 (0)20 7421 7956,

James Caulfield, Head of Business Development, +44 (0)20 7421 7968,

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