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closed 6/14/2017 via BusinessWire

Dungarvin Inc., acquired Embracing Autism

synopsis: Dungarvin Inc., an organization of companies that are dedicated to providing high quality, community-based supports to people with varying support needs, announced the acquisition of Embracing Autism. Embracing Autism help families in Ohio support children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
buyer: Dungarvin Inc.
Dungarvin is a national organization of privately owned companies that are dedicated to providing high quality, community-based supports to people with varying support needs. Dungarvin has grown to employ approximately 4,000 people who currently provide supports to over 4,000 individuals. "
target: Embracing Autism
Embracing Autism was founded in to help families in Ohio support children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. They believe that training specific to autism is essential in creating a solid and long-lasting foundation for individuals with this developmental disability.
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closed 10/9/2019 via GlobeNewswire

CentralReach, purchased Precise Xceleration from Precision Teaching Learning Center

synopsis: CentralReach, a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solutions, has acquired the curriculum and programming business of Precise Xceleration from Precision Teaching Learning Center. Precise Xceleration focuses on accelerating learning outcomes for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: CentralReach
CentralReach is a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior outcomes for people with autism. They are revolutionizing the ABA space with cutting-edge solutions. "
seller: Precision Teaching Learning Center
The acquisition includes the curriculum and programming business of Precise Xceleration from Precision Teaching Learning Center. Precise Xceleration focuses on accelerating learning outcomes for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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closed 3/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Gryphon Investors, acquired LEARN Behavioral

synopsis: Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in LEARN Behavioral from LLR Partners. LEARN is the leading network of providers serving children with autism and other special needs.
buyer: Gryphon Investors
Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors is a leading private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management teams. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: LEARN Behavioral
LEARN Behavioral is the leading network of behavioral health providers serving children with autism and other special needs. LEARN delivers Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and related interventions based on industry-leading quality standards.
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closed 5/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

LLR Partners, acquired Learn It Systems

synopsis: Learn It Systems, a portfolio company of Milestone Partners, has been acquired by LLR Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Learn It Systems, headquartered in Baltimore, MD, is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs.
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm providing capital and strategic guidance to growth companies. They invest in a broad range of industries, with an emphasis on software, tech-enabled services and healthcare. "
target parent: Milestone Partners
target: Learn It Systems
Learn It Systems is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs. Learn It's comprehensive behavioral health platform addresses large, high-growth markets being driven by insurance reform, an evolving reimbursement landscape.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BusinessWire

Shore Capital Partners, acquired Florida Autism Center

synopsis: Shore Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has completed the recapitalization of Florida Autism Center (“FAC”) and the formation of SCP Autism Services, LLC. Florida Autism Center provides center-based applied behavior analysis (“ABA”) treatment services to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (“ASD”).
buyer: Shore Capital Partners
Shore Capital Partners is a healthcare-focused lower middle market private equity firm that specializes in partnering with companies that have between $5M and $50M of revenue. Shore is focused on making control equity investments within the healthcare services, products and distribution markets. "
target: Florida Autism Center
The Florida Autism Center provides treatment based on the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, and has a specific focus on early intensive behavioral intervention, verbal behavior (language) training, and social skills training.
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closed 12/23/2016 via BusinessWire

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Invo HealthCare Associates

synopsis: Post Capital Partners announced the recapitalization of Invo HealthCare Associates by the Wicks Group of Companies, a New York-based private investment firm. Based in Jamison, PA, Invo HealthCare is the leading national provider of school and community therapeutic services for individuals and families with autism and special needs.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies is a private equity firm that invests in lower-middle-market companies operating in the information, education and media industries. The firm uses a consistent investment strategy, partnering with experienced management teams to build businesses through acquisitions. "
target parent: Post Capital Partners, LLC
target: Invo HealthCare Associates
Since 1993, Invo HealthCare Associates (INVO) has responded to the growing need for qualified therapists and service providers to work in various educational settings throughout the nation. INVO provides specialized education solutions through its team of focused and engaging service providers.
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closed 10/24/2016 via BusinessWire

Pharos Capital Group, LLC, acquired Logan River Academy

synopsis: Pharos Capital Group, LLC, a private equity firm based in Dallas and Nashville, has acquired Logan River Academy, an adolescent residential treatment center in Logan, Utah. Logan River helps male and female students ages 12-18 who have difficulties in the home, community and school.
buyer: Pharos Capital Group, LLC
Based in Dallas and Nashville, Pharos Capital Group is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Since inception, Pharos has invested in 51 companies and currently has over $750 million of private equity assets under management. "
target: Logan River Academy
Logan River Academy, LLC is an adolescent residential treatment center based in Logan, Utah. With a strong emphasis on both education and therapy, Logan River features a nurturing, therapeutic living environment, a fully-accredited high quality education program.
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closed 8/18/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Specialized Education Services Inc, acquired The Graham Academy

synopsis: Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral support, has acquired The Graham Academy, a special education school with locations in Kingston and Luzerne, Pennsylvania serving students with autism and other special needs.
buyer parent: The Vistria Group
buyer: Specialized Education Services Inc
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, is a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting. "
target: The Graham Academy
The Graham Academy is a special education school serving students with autism and other special needs in Pennsylvania. The Graham Academy serves school districts and families with its elementary school in Kingston for children in grades K–8, and a high school in Luzerne for students in grades 9–12.
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closed 8/15/2019 via Company Press Release

Nytida AB, acquired Pusselbitens Skola

synopsis: Nytida, a part of Ambea group, has acquired Pusselbitens skola (school). The operation focuses on students with autism spectrum disorders and contains two schools and a short-term housing operation in Sweden. Pusselbitens skola has around 40 students, 15 care receivers in short-term housing operation and 80 employees.
buyer parent: Ambea
buyer: Nytida AB
Nytida provides life-spanning support services for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities and psychosocial problems. Nytida provides residential care, day care activities and individual and family support services and schools at around 400 units across Sweden. "
target: Pusselbitens Skola
Pusselbitens skola is a school with combined activities for both primary and secondary school students with a focus on the Autism Spectrum. The operations include two schools in Dalby (Lund municipality) and Hög (Kävlinge municipality) in Sweden.
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closed 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Catapult Learning LLC, acquired Capital Education Group, Inc.

synopsis: Catapult Learning, the nation’s largest provider of special education and instructional intervention solutions, announced it acquired Capital Education Group (CEG), a leading provider of behavioral health services and private school programs for children with autism and other specialized learning needs.
buyer parent: The Vistria Group
buyer: Catapult Learning LLC
Catapult Learning, Inc. provides education solutions that generate demonstrable academic achievement and better life outcomes for students, regardless of the learning obstacles and other challenges they face. "
target: Capital Education Group, Inc.
Capital Education Group’s mission is to change lives through leadership in education. Capital Education creates national model programs for students with autism spectrum disorder and other specialized learning needs.
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closed 1/24/2018 via PE Hub

Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC, acquired Rebecca School and Aaron School

synopsis: Sequel Youth and Family Services, a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Management, has acquired two special needs schools, Rebecca School and Aaron School. The seller was MetSchools, which is backed by Veronis Suhler Stevenson. The Rebecca School serves 140 students ages 3 to 21 with neurodevelopmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder.
buyer parent: Altamont Capital Partners
buyer: Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC
Sequel Youth and Family Services was founded in 1999 to operate a single school for adjudicated delinquent boys. Since then, the company has experienced tremendous growth, and now serves a wide range of populations in a wide range of settings. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Rebecca School and Aaron School
The Rebecca School is a private therapeutic day school serving ~140 students ages 3 to 21 with neurodevelopmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder. The Aaron School is a private K-12 special education school serving 160+ students with learning disabilities.
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announced 7/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Antin Infrastructure Partners S.A.S., will acquire Kisimul Group Limited

synopsis: Investment firm Antin Infrastructure Partners has agreed to a deal to take over Lincolnshire-based Kisimul Group, a specialist education and care provider for people with autism. Kisimul runs four boarding schools for people with autism, complex learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.
buyer: Antin Infrastructure Partners S.A.S.
Antin Infrastructure Partners is a leading independent private equity firm focused on infrastructure investments. Based in Paris and London, they invest in infrastructure in Europe and target investments in the energy and environment, telecommunications, transportation and social sectors. "
target parent: Rothschild
target: Kisimul Group Limited
Kisimul Group is a long-established provider of quality education and care services to children and young adults with complex learning difficulties, challenging behaviour, autism and global developmental delay.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Catapult Learning LLC, acquired The Center for Autism and Dyslexia

synopsis: Catapult Learning, Inc., a leading provider of small-group intervention, extended day and summer learning programs, has acquired the Center for Autism and Dyslexia (CFAD), a specialized school program with locations in Findlay and Lima, Ohio, serving approximately 140 students diagnosed with autism, dyslexia, and other special needs.
buyer parent: JMI Equity
buyer: Catapult Learning LLC
Catapult Learning, Inc. has dedicated the past four decades to improving academic performance for at-risk and struggling students, including potential dropouts and those with learning and emotional disabilities. "
target: The Center for Autism and Dyslexia
The Center for Autism and Dyslexia, with locations in both Findlay and Lima Ohio, is a chartered school and therapeutic center providing Applied Behavior Analysis for preschool through high school aged students.
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closed 5/18/2020 via BusinessWire

Acorn Health, acquired Behavior Basics, LLC

synopsis: Acorn Health, a national provider of Applied Behavior Analysis therapy for children diagnosed with autism, has acquired Behavior Basics, LLC, a provider of high quality, center-based and in-home ABA therapy in Alexandria, Virginia.
buyer: Acorn Health
Acorn Health is a family of companies that deliver clinical services to children with autism. Acorn Health is a partnership of behavior analytic professionals who develop, apply, and share the latest advances in the science of applied behavior analysis to improve the lives of the families served. "
target: Behavior Basics, LLC
Behavior Basics is a provider of high quality, center-based and in-home Applied Behavior Analysis therapy. They provide program development, consulting and direct instruction to children on the Autism Spectrum and with other developmental disabilities ages 2-18 using the principles of ABA.
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closed 7/31/2018 via BusinessWire

Century Park Capital Partners, acquired Dominion Youth Services

synopsis: Century Park Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Dominion Youth Services. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, DYS is a leading provider of behavioral health services to children and young adults across Virginia.
buyer: Century Park Capital Partners
Century Park Capital Partners is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm established in 2000 that invests in family businesses, owner-operated companies and corporate divestitures with the purpose of accelerating their growth. "
target: Dominion Youth Services
Dominion Youth Services is a leading provider of behavioral health services to children and young adults across Virginia. DYS was founded in Richmond in 1999 and since then has steadily expanded its service offerings and geographic reach across the state.
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closed 6/13/2018 via PR Newswire

Family Treatment Network, acquired CCMC School

synopsis: Pharos Capital Group, LLC, through its Family Treatment Network platform, has acquired the CCMC School, based in New Britain, CT. The CCMC School, an affiliate of Connecticut Children's Medical Center, provides comprehensive special education for students, from age five to 21, who require intensive intervention due to a range learning challenges.
buyer parent: Pharos Capital Group, LLC
buyer: Family Treatment Network
The Family Treatment Network (FTN) is a complementary platform of child and adolescent behavioral health services businesses, including residential therapy centers, therapeutic day schools, home & community based outpatient programs, and other child and adolescent psychiatric treatment services. "
target parent: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
target: CCMC School
CCMC School, previously an affiliate of Connecticut Children's Medical Center, provides comprehensive special education for students, from age 5 to 21, who require intensive intervention due to severe emotional, behavioral, cognitive, developmental and/or learning problems.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

National Fostering Agency, acquired Acorn Care & Education Ltd.

synopsis: Acorn Care and Education was acquired from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan by SSCP Spring Bidco Limited, which is a holding company in the National Fostering Agency (NFA) Group. Acorn has built a reputation as a high quality children’s services provider, offering special needs education (SEN), residential and foster care.
buyer: National Fostering Agency
Founded in 1995, the National Fostering Agency (NFA) provides high quality foster care that places childrens’ welfare at the centre of its work. They partner closely with local authorities and foster carers to create the best possible opportunities and outcomes for children. "
target parent: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
target: Acorn Care & Education Ltd.
Acorn has built a reputation as a high quality children’s services provider, offering special needs education (SEN), residential and foster care, for children and young adults with complex needs. Acorn builds its care around the unique situation and individual circumstances of each child.
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announced 7/21/2015 via BusinessWire

Specialized Education Services Inc will be merged with Catapult Learning LLC,

synopsis: Catapult Learning, a leading technology-enabled K–12 services provider, and Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of alternative and special education services, announced a definitive agreement to merge.
buyer parent: JMI Equity
buyer: Catapult Learning LLC
Catapult Learning is the nation’s leading provider of educational services to public, private and religious schools. Catapult Learning partners with educational institutions to provide publicly funded services that are designed to improve academic achievement for struggling students. "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: Specialized Education Services Inc
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) provides specialized education services for children and youth facing learning, language, and social challenges. It offers various day school programs for students with disabilities and at-risk youth.
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closed 9/8/2010 via PR Newswire

The Autism Education and Research Institute merged with AHEADD,

synopsis: The Autism Education and Research Institute, an organization committed to providing consultative services in the field of autism, announces their merging with Achieving in Higher Education with Autism / Developmental Disabilities in order to support consumers, families and schools, who are impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
buyer: AHEADD
The Autism Education and Research Institute (AERI) is a Pennsylvania-based organization committed to providing consultative services that incorporate innovative, current research in the field of autism. "
target: The Autism Education and Research Institute
Achieving in Higher Education with Autism / Developmental Disabilities is a private, community organization that provides support for students in higher education with: Learning Disabilities, High-Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder.
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Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, will acquire Acorn Care & Education Ltd.

synopsis: British private equity firm Phoenix Equity Partners said that it has reached an agreement to sell Acorn Care and Education Limited to Teachers' Private Capital, the private investment arm of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Acorn provides facilities for children with special needs, and operates 10 schools across England.
buyer: Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
Teachers Private Capital seeks to generate the best possible investment returns at a moderate level of risk to pay teachers' pensions. They invest with a long-term focus because the pension plan will be paying benefits to today’s young teachers 70 years from now. "
target parent: Phoenix Equity Partners
target: Acorn Care & Education Ltd.
Established in 2005, Acorn Care and Education is fast becoming England's premier provider of education and care for the most vulnerable and hardest to place young people.
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closed 6/14/2017 via BusinessWire

Dungarvin Inc., acquired Embracing Autism

synopsis: Dungarvin Inc., an organization of companies that are dedicated to providing high quality, community-based supports to people with varying support needs, announced the acquisition of Embracing Autism. Embracing Autism help families in Ohio support children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
buyer: Dungarvin Inc.
Dungarvin is a national organization of privately owned companies that are dedicated to providing high quality, community-based supports to people with varying support needs. Dungarvin has grown to employ approximately 4,000 people who currently provide supports to over 4,000 individuals. "
target: Embracing Autism
Embracing Autism was founded in to help families in Ohio support children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. They believe that training specific to autism is essential in creating a solid and long-lasting foundation for individuals with this developmental disability.
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closed 6/14/2017 via BusinessWire

Dungarvin Inc., acquired Embracing Autism

synopsis: Dungarvin Inc., an organization of companies that are dedicated to providing high quality, community-based supports to people with varying support needs, announced the acquisition of Embracing Autism. Embracing Autism help families in Ohio support children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
buyer: Dungarvin Inc.
Dungarvin is a national organization of privately owned companies that are dedicated to providing high quality, community-based supports to people with varying support needs. Dungarvin has grown to employ approximately 4,000 people who currently provide supports to over 4,000 individuals. "
target: Embracing Autism
Embracing Autism was founded in to help families in Ohio support children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. They believe that training specific to autism is essential in creating a solid and long-lasting foundation for individuals with this developmental disability.
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closed 6/14/2017 via BusinessWire

Dungarvin Inc., acquired Embracing Autism

synopsis: Dungarvin Inc., an organization of companies that are dedicated to providing high quality, community-based supports to people with varying support needs, announced the acquisition of Embracing Autism. Embracing Autism help families in Ohio support children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
buyer: Dungarvin Inc.
Dungarvin is a national organization of privately owned companies that are dedicated to providing high quality, community-based supports to people with varying support needs. Dungarvin has grown to employ approximately 4,000 people who currently provide supports to over 4,000 individuals. "
target: Embracing Autism
Embracing Autism was founded in to help families in Ohio support children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. They believe that training specific to autism is essential in creating a solid and long-lasting foundation for individuals with this developmental disability.
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closed 3/5/2020 via Wall Street Journal

Blue Sprig, acquired Florida Autism Center

synopsis: KKR & Co.’s Blue Sprig Pediatrics Inc. has acquired Florida Autism Center (FAC), which also operates in Georgia as Fusion Autism Center. The deal is one of a series by KKR-backed BlueSprig, which provides applied behavioral analysis therapy to children. FAC serves the autism community with center-based ABA therapy throughout the state of Florida.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Blue Sprig
BlueSprig, founded in 2017, is a clinic-based provider of Applied Behavior Analysis ("ABA") therapy services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder ("ASD"). Headquartered in Houston, TX, BlueSprig is the largest autism services provider in Texas, with locations in several other states in the US. "
target: Florida Autism Center
Florida Autism Center (FAC) was founded in 2005 by Chryssy Moor, and serves the autism community with center-based ABA therapy throughout the state of Florida. FAC provides treatment based on the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
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announced 8/16/2018 via Reuters

CareTech Community Services Limited, will acquire Cambian Group

synopsis: British social care services firm CareTech Holdings Plc has agreed to buy rival Cambian Group Plc, one of the largest providers of specialist behavioural health services for children and adults in the UK.
buyer: CareTech Community Services Limited (AIM:CTH:$224.83)
Founded in 1993, CareTech has proved itself as a safe, reliable and stable social care provider. The company is publicly owned and has an experienced management team drawn from social services, health, charities and the commercial world. "
target: Cambian Group (CMBN:$252.02)
Cambian Group is one of the largest providers of specialist behavioural health services for children and adults in the UK. They provide services for over 2,900 individuals in 286 services. They work with over 140 public authorities and employ more than 7,200 people.
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closed 10/1/2020 via BusinessWire

The Speech Pathology Group, acquired Family Support Center

synopsis: SPG, a Ridgemont Equity Partners portfolio company and a leading provider of behavioral health and therapeutic services to children with autism and other disabilities, has acquired Family Support Center (FSC) and Go2Consult. FSC is a market leader in using applied behavior analysis therapy services to help children with autism and their families.
buyer parent: Ridgemont Equity Partners
buyer: The Speech Pathology Group
SPG is a leading school, clinic, and home-based provider of multidisciplinary services for children with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. The company provides comprehensive speech and language services, applied behavior analysis therapy, psychological services, and OT/PT services. "
target: Family Support Center
The Family Support Center (FCS) is a market leader in using applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy services to help children with autism and their families. FCS's services are provided by a multidisciplinary team experienced in treatment excellence for autism spectrum disorders.
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closed 8/12/2020 via PR Newswire

Blue Sprig, acquired Aptitude Habilitation Services (AHS), Inc.

synopsis: Blue Sprig Pediatrics, Inc. announces that it has acquired the assets of the Carmel, CA based Aptitude Habilitation Services. Aptitude is a multi-state clinic and home-based provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy services treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Blue Sprig
BlueSprig, founded in 2017, is a clinic-based provider of Applied Behavior Analysis ("ABA") therapy services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder ("ASD"). Headquartered in Houston, TX, BlueSprig is the largest autism services provider in Texas, with locations in several other states in the US. "
target: Aptitude Habilitation Services (AHS), Inc.
Aptitude Habilitations Services was founded in 2009 and provides Applied Behavior Analysis ("ABA") treatment services to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It serves the autism community with clinic and home-based services as well as community and school-based services in 11 states.
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closed 8/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education, acquired Pediatric Therapy Group

synopsis: Cultivate acquires Pediatric Therapy Group (PTG), a multi-disciplinary provider in Chicago, diversifying its services mix and geographical footprint. PTG has established relationships with Early Intervention, Developmental Pediatricians and Medical Diagnostic teams which aid in the early identification of childhood disorders.
buyer parent: Imperial Capital Corporation
buyer: Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education
Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education provides ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy in Central Texas, serving children with autism and other developmental disabilities. They serve children starting in their early intervention programs, through their high school years. "
target: Pediatric Therapy Group
Pediatric Therapy Group (PTG) has been providing therapeutic services in the Chicago-land area since 2010. PTG has established relationships with Early Intervention, Developmental Pediatricians and Medical Diagnostic teams which aid in the early identification of childhood disorders.
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closed 7/20/2020 via BusinessWire

Proud Moments ABA, acquired Autism & Behavior Consulting Services, LLC

synopsis: Proud Moments ABA, a provider of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) services for children with autism, has acquired Autism & Behavior Consulting Services, LLC, a leading behavioral therapy service provider that specializes in treating children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Proud Moments ABA
Proud Moments is a growing behavioral health agency offering ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) services for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Proud Moments handles the entire process, from assessment and insurance authorization to treatment design, implementation, and monitoring. "
target: Autism & Behavior Consulting Services, LLC
Autism & Behavior Consulting Services (ABC) is a leading behavioral therapy service provider that specializes in treating children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. The company provides comprehensive behavior therapy services to children while helping to educate and support their families.
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closed 6/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

CSD Autism Services, acquired Rocky Mountain Applied Behavior Analysts, LLC

synopsis: Center for Social Dynamics, LLC (CSD), a portfolio company of NMS Capital, has partnered with Rocky Mountain Applied Behavior Analysts, LLC (Rocky Mountain ABA). Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado and founded by Brittany Warsing, MS BCBA, Rocky Mountain is a fast-growing applied behavioral analysis (“ABA”) services company.
buyer parent: New MainStream Capital
buyer: CSD Autism Services
Founded in 2012 by Pete Pallares, Center for Social Dynamics (CSD) is an ABA (applied behavioral analysis) services company specializing in home-based, personalized, evidence-based ASD (autism spectrum disorder) treatment throughout Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Hawaii. "
target: Rocky Mountain Applied Behavior Analysts, LLC
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado and founded by Brittany Warsing, MS BCBA, Rocky Mountain is a fast-growing applied behavioral analysis (“ABA”) services company specializing in home-based, personalized, evidence-based Autism Spectrum Disorder (“ASD”) treatment.
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closed 6/23/2020 via PR Web

Lighthouse Autism Center, acquired Autism Therapy Services, LLC

synopsis: Lighthouse Autism Centers, LLC, a leading provider of center-based, Applied Behavioral Analysis ("ABA") therapy, announced the acquisition of Autism Therapy Services, LLC (“ATS”), a rapidly-growing, center-based ABA provider in the greater-Indianapolis market.
buyer: Lighthouse Autism Center
Headquartered in Mishawaka, Indiana, Lighthouse was founded in 2012 by Gregg and Sandy Maggioli, the parents of a child with autism. Over the past 8 years, Lighthouse has grown into a leading center-based provider of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy for children on the autism spectrum. "
target: Autism Therapy Services, LLC
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Autism Therapy Services is a center-based Applied Behavioral Analysis ("ABA") provider that provides ABA services through a network of five centers across the greater Indianapolis area.
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closed 4/16/2020 via PR Newswire

Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC, acquired Pinecone Therapies, LLC

synopsis: Sequel Youth & Family Services, a Dallas-based provider of behavioral health services, has welcomed Pine Cone Therapies into its network of programs. Pine Cone provides children, families and adults with treatment programs to assist those with Autism spectrum, speech-language, intellectual delay, neurological, and attention deficit disorders.
buyer parent: Altamont Capital Partners
buyer: Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC
Sequel Youth & Family Services is a leading national behavioral health organization that develops and operates a broad continuum of treatment programs for children, adolescents, adults, and families with severe behavioral health, emotional, and physical challenges. "
target: Pinecone Therapies, LLC
Pine Cone Therapies provides children, families, and adults with treatment programs to assist those with Autism spectrum, speech-language, intellectual delay, neurological, and attention deficit disorders. They design quality treatment that will result in meaningful changes across environments.
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closed 12/4/2019 via Company Description

New MainStream Capital, acquired CSD Autism Services

synopsis: NMS Capital has partnered with company management in the recapitalization of Center for Social Dynamics, Inc. (CSD). CSD is a leading applied behavioral analysis services company specializing in home-based, personalized, evidence-based Autism Spectrum Disorder treatment. CSD provides services throughout Northern California, Oregon, and Hawaii.
buyer: New MainStream Capital
NMS Capital (New MainStream Capital) is a New York headquartered private investment firm specializing in strategic equity investments and leveraged buyouts of lower middle market companies. "
target: CSD Autism Services
Founded in 2012 by Pete Pallares, Center for Social Dynamics (CSD) is an ABA (applied behavioral analysis) services company specializing in home-based, personalized, evidence-based ASD (autism spectrum disorder) treatment throughout Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Hawaii.
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closed 12/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

FFL Partners, LLC, acquired Autism Learning Partners

synopsis: FFL Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in quality middle-market companies in growing markets, has completed the acquisition of Autism Learning Partners (ALP), a provider of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy services for children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities.
buyer: FFL Partners, LLC
FFL is a venture capital and private equity firm that was formed in 1997 to invest in middle-market companies where the substantial strategic and operating expertise of FFL's principals can help management improve margins, make acquisitions and grow earnings. "
target: Autism Learning Partners
Autism Learning Partners, of Glendale, Calif., provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children and young adults in seven states, serving nearly 3,000 clients annually. Services include cognitive, adaptive, social and emotional therapies as well as social-skills programs.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Acorn Health, acquired Behavior Therapy Specialists

synopsis: Acorn Health, a provider of clinical services to children with autism, has acquired Behavior Therapy Specialists (BTS) in O'Fallon, IL. BTS will serve as a regional platform for providing high quality home- and center-based Applied Behavior Analysis services to children and adults diagnosed with autism in Southern Illinois and Northern Missouri.
buyer: Acorn Health
Acorn Health is a family of companies that deliver clinical services to children with autism. Acorn Health is a partnership of behavior analytic professionals who develop, apply, and share the latest advances in the science of applied behavior analysis to improve the lives of the families served. "
target: Behavior Therapy Specialists
Behavior Therapy Specialists (BTS) provide clinic based and in-home Applied Behavior Analysis therapy and services across multiple counties in Southern Illinois. BTS also offers Speech and Language Services so that a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach can be administered.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BusinessWire

Golden Gate Capital, acquired Invo HealthCare Associates

synopsis: Golden Gate Capital, a leading private equity investment firm, announced that it has acquired Invo Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of autism and childhood behavioral health services. Invo will continue to be led by Chief Executive Officer Anthony Manley and its current management team.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $15 billion of committed capital. The principals of Golden Gate Capital have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Invo HealthCare Associates
Invo Healthcare is a leading provider of behavioral health and therapeutic services to individuals with special needs and autism. The company serves more than 60,000 children annually in schools, homes and centers in 30 states nationwide.
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closed 8/18/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Specialized Education Services Inc, acquired The Graham Academy

synopsis: Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral support, has acquired The Graham Academy, a special education school with locations in Kingston and Luzerne, Pennsylvania serving students with autism and other special needs.
buyer parent: The Vistria Group
buyer: Specialized Education Services Inc
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, is a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting. "
target: The Graham Academy
The Graham Academy is a special education school serving students with autism and other special needs in Pennsylvania. The Graham Academy serves school districts and families with its elementary school in Kingston for children in grades K–8, and a high school in Luzerne for students in grades 9–12.
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closed 8/15/2019 via Company Press Release

Nytida AB, acquired Pusselbitens Skola

synopsis: Nytida, a part of Ambea group, has acquired Pusselbitens skola (school). The operation focuses on students with autism spectrum disorders and contains two schools and a short-term housing operation in Sweden. Pusselbitens skola has around 40 students, 15 care receivers in short-term housing operation and 80 employees.
buyer parent: Ambea
buyer: Nytida AB
Nytida provides life-spanning support services for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities and psychosocial problems. Nytida provides residential care, day care activities and individual and family support services and schools at around 400 units across Sweden. "
target: Pusselbitens Skola
Pusselbitens skola is a school with combined activities for both primary and secondary school students with a focus on the Autism Spectrum. The operations include two schools in Dalby (Lund municipality) and Hög (Kävlinge municipality) in Sweden.
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closed 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Catapult Learning LLC, acquired Capital Education Group, Inc.

synopsis: Catapult Learning, the nation’s largest provider of special education and instructional intervention solutions, announced it acquired Capital Education Group (CEG), a leading provider of behavioral health services and private school programs for children with autism and other specialized learning needs.
buyer parent: The Vistria Group
buyer: Catapult Learning LLC
Catapult Learning, Inc. provides education solutions that generate demonstrable academic achievement and better life outcomes for students, regardless of the learning obstacles and other challenges they face. "
target: Capital Education Group, Inc.
Capital Education Group’s mission is to change lives through leadership in education. Capital Education creates national model programs for students with autism spectrum disorder and other specialized learning needs.
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closed 1/24/2018 via PE Hub

Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC, acquired Rebecca School and Aaron School

synopsis: Sequel Youth and Family Services, a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Management, has acquired two special needs schools, Rebecca School and Aaron School. The seller was MetSchools, which is backed by Veronis Suhler Stevenson. The Rebecca School serves 140 students ages 3 to 21 with neurodevelopmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder.
buyer parent: Altamont Capital Partners
buyer: Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC
Sequel Youth and Family Services was founded in 1999 to operate a single school for adjudicated delinquent boys. Since then, the company has experienced tremendous growth, and now serves a wide range of populations in a wide range of settings. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Rebecca School and Aaron School
The Rebecca School is a private therapeutic day school serving ~140 students ages 3 to 21 with neurodevelopmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder. The Aaron School is a private K-12 special education school serving 160+ students with learning disabilities.
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announced 7/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Antin Infrastructure Partners S.A.S., will acquire Kisimul Group Limited

synopsis: Investment firm Antin Infrastructure Partners has agreed to a deal to take over Lincolnshire-based Kisimul Group, a specialist education and care provider for people with autism. Kisimul runs four boarding schools for people with autism, complex learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.
buyer: Antin Infrastructure Partners S.A.S.
Antin Infrastructure Partners is a leading independent private equity firm focused on infrastructure investments. Based in Paris and London, they invest in infrastructure in Europe and target investments in the energy and environment, telecommunications, transportation and social sectors. "
target parent: Rothschild
target: Kisimul Group Limited
Kisimul Group is a long-established provider of quality education and care services to children and young adults with complex learning difficulties, challenging behaviour, autism and global developmental delay.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Catapult Learning LLC, acquired The Center for Autism and Dyslexia

synopsis: Catapult Learning, Inc., a leading provider of small-group intervention, extended day and summer learning programs, has acquired the Center for Autism and Dyslexia (CFAD), a specialized school program with locations in Findlay and Lima, Ohio, serving approximately 140 students diagnosed with autism, dyslexia, and other special needs.
buyer parent: JMI Equity
buyer: Catapult Learning LLC
Catapult Learning, Inc. has dedicated the past four decades to improving academic performance for at-risk and struggling students, including potential dropouts and those with learning and emotional disabilities. "
target: The Center for Autism and Dyslexia
The Center for Autism and Dyslexia, with locations in both Findlay and Lima Ohio, is a chartered school and therapeutic center providing Applied Behavior Analysis for preschool through high school aged students.
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