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Innovation in the Recruitment Sector with LaunchPad acquisition by OutMatch

Posted on 24 September 2020

Mishcon de Reya have advised the shareholders of recruitment automation platform, LaunchPad, on its sale to SaaS talent intelligence platform Outmatch.

This sale creates a first-of-its-kind candidate-driven talent selection platform with global scalability, which combines LaunchPad's state-of-the-art automation and AI-driven predictive analytics, with OutMatch's data-driven assessment offerings into a single integrated, automated workflow platform. The platform is set to bring efficiency, transparency and data to the hiring process and enable companies to maximize the lifetime value of their employee base.

Will Hamilton, CEO of LaunchPad commented: "The talent acquisition process is traditionally time-consuming, inefficient, and inconsistent, issues only compounded by COVID-19. Technology must adapt and be able to support a more diverse and ever-changing array of hiring needs while still driving improved efficiency. Nick, Georgia and Alex and the rest of the Mishcon team expertly demonstrated their market insights and all-round M&A expertise and they were a crucial sounding board for us throughout the process."

Partner and Head of the Recruitment Services Group Nick Davis, who headed the Mishcon transaction team, added: "It is more important than ever to adapt business models to the new technologies available as industries transform to meet the current environment. LaunchPad is a prime example of a company who has had the drive to do this and reinvent the way that the Recruitment Sector operates, particularly on a global scale. We were delighted to have helped achieve a successful sale and we are very much looking forward to witnessing the developments and potential of this new platform as a result of the sale."

Established in 2011, LaunchPad's recruitment automation technology platform brings together the latest in video interviewing technology, best of breed assessments, automation, reviewer insights and predictive analytics to optimize, streamline and increase reliability of the hiring process. LaunchPad has served 350+ clients and processed over 3 million interviews worldwide for some of the world's leading brands.

Nick Davis with Georgia Haller and Alex Green led the Mishcon deal team which also comprised of Stephen Diosi, John Skoulding, Gary Richards, Dominic Boon, Margarita Elia, Anne Rose, Sakhee Ganatra and Max Nicolaides.

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