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Ropes & Gray advises Matrix on acquisition of Security Watchdog

Ropes & Gray has advised Matrix – a market-leading workforce technology and services platform, and portfolio company of Bridgepoint Development Capital – on its acquisition of employment screening business, Security Watchdog, from business process services group Capita.

Security Watchdog is the UK industry leader of digitalised, smart pre-and post-employment screening solutions, the largest EMEA supplier of background checks and a trusted partner to clients across the globe. Matrix helps employers across public and private sectors to attract, recruit and manage their contingent workforce by enabling multiple channels of hiring, and providing access to a nationwide pool of pre-vetted recruitment suppliers.  The deal will accelerate Matrix’s growth ambitions and broadens its services portfolio in the workforce solutions marketplace.

The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity transactions partners Victoria McGrath and Helen Croke, with associates Eamon Gallagher, Ciara Stratford and Nicholas Tallon. Other members of the team included partners Alex Robb (finance), Chris Agnoli (tax) and Rohan Massey (data, privacy and cybersecurity) and associates Sophie Waters (tax), Robert Lister and Christopher Foo (data, privacy and cybersecurity), Benjamin Cooper and Jake Bennett (finance).

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