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closed 10/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

BrightSpring Health Services, acquired Gateway Pediatric Therapy

synopsis: BrightSpring Health Services acquired Gateway Pediatric Therapy, located in the Great Lakes Region. Gateway is a provider of center-based, in-home and community-based applied behavior analytic (ABA) services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: BrightSpring Health Services (RSCR:$1,569.07)
BrightSpring® Health Services is the leading provider of comprehensive home and community-based health services to complex populations in need of specialized care. BrightSpring® began in 1974 as ResCare in Louisville, Kentucky. "
target: Gateway Pediatric Therapy
Gateway Pediatric Therapy, located in the Great Lakes Region is a provider of center-based, in-home and community-based applied behavior analytic (ABA) services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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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 1/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Stepping Stones Group, acquired Star of CA

synopsis: The Stepping Stones Group, a leading national provider of therapeutic, behavioral and autism services to children in educational and community settings, announced the acquisition of STAR of CA, a California based provider of home, community, and school-based Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and school-based ABA and mental health services.
buyer parent: Rothschild
buyer: The Stepping Stones Group
The Stepping Stones Group is the leading provider of therapeutic and behavioral health services to children including those with special needs and autism. The company serves over 500 clients and 115,000 students annually across over 30 states. "
target: Star of CA
STAR of CA provides psychological and applied behavior analysis (ABA) services to children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), young children at risk for developmental delays, or individuals with emotional and behavioral challenges throughout California.
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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 10/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Invo HealthCare Associates, acquired XciteSteps, LLC

synopsis: Invo Healthcare, a national provider of school and community behavioral health, acquired Xcite Steps. Based in California, Xcite Steps provides Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) to children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: 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. "
target: XciteSteps, LLC
Based in California, Xcite Steps provides Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) to children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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closed 3/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

LEARN Behavioral, acquired The SPARKS Group, LLC

synopsis: Based in Maryland, The S.P.A.R.K.S. Group was acquired by Learn It Systems. The S.P.A.R.K.S. Group provides high-quality, research-based ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) treatment services to children in the child’s natural environment, whether that be the family home, daycare or local community. 
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: 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. "
target: The SPARKS Group, LLC
Based in Maryland, The S.P.A.R.K.S. Group provides high-quality, research-based ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) treatment services to children in the child’s natural environment. S.P.A.R.K.S is proud to serve Washington, D.C., Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BusinessWire

Family Treatment Network, acquired Behavior Care Specialists, Inc.

synopsis: Pharos Capital Group, LLC, through its Family Treatment Network platform (“FTN”), has acquired Behavior Care Specialists (“BCS”), based in Sioux Falls, SD. BCS is an outpatient treatment provider of autism spectrum disorder services based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), serving 140 children across four states.
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: Behavior Care Specialists, Inc.
Behavior Care Specialists (BCS), founded in 2006, is an outpatient treatment provider of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) services using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). BCS works with children and adolescents with ASD in clinics, schools and homes.
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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 10/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Invo HealthCare Associates, acquired Autism Home Support Services

synopsis: Invo Healthcare, a portfolio company of The Wicks Group, The Jordan Company and Post Capital Partners announced that it has acquired Autism Home Support Services, a leading provider of home- and center-based Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: 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. "
target: Autism Home Support Services
Autism Home Support Services is a leading provider of home- and center-based Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The Company provides industry-leading outcomes with a mix of home- and center-based behavioral health services.
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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 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 1/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Beacon Specialized Living Services, Inc., acquired Owakihi, Inc.

synopsis: Beacon Specialized Living Services, Inc., a portfolio company of Pharos Capital Group, has acquired Owakihi, Inc. Founded in 1978, Owakihi is a leading Minnesota provider of home and community-based support services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and mental health needs, focusing on personalized care.
buyer parent: Pharos Capital Group, LLC
buyer: Beacon Specialized Living Services, Inc.
Beacon Specialized Living serves individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs. By supporting their self-directed goals with compassion and best practices, Beacon provides the highest level of support — not only meeting their needs, but helping people live their fullest lives. "
target: Owakihi, Inc.
Founded in 1978, Owakihi is a leading Minnesota provider of home and community-based support services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and mental health needs, focusing on personalized care.
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announced 12/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Binovi, will acquire VERA™

synopsis: Binovi Technologies Corp., a leader in vision performance technology, will acquire VERA™ (Visual Efficiency RAting), Developed for eye doctors, educators, and school nurses, VERA offers a much-needed, simple, and validated national standard for school vision screening that goes beyond visual acuity or eyesight.
buyer: Binovi (TSXV:EYC:$0.42)
Binovi Technologies Corp. combines hardware, software, specialized expert knowledge, and unique data insights to deliver customized, one-on-one training and learning protocols ideal for K-12 Students, Vision Care Specialists, and Sports Performance testing and training. "
target: VERA™
VERA™ (Visual Efficiency RAting) is a two-part vision screening program designed for school heath, occupational therapy and special education settings. VERA's school health component identifies more students with common vision difficulties and generates referral letters to eye doctors.
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closed 10/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

BrightSpring Health Services, acquired Gateway Pediatric Therapy

synopsis: BrightSpring Health Services acquired Gateway Pediatric Therapy, located in the Great Lakes Region. Gateway is a provider of center-based, in-home and community-based applied behavior analytic (ABA) services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: BrightSpring Health Services (RSCR:$1,569.07)
BrightSpring® Health Services is the leading provider of comprehensive home and community-based health services to complex populations in need of specialized care. BrightSpring® began in 1974 as ResCare in Louisville, Kentucky. "
target: Gateway Pediatric Therapy
Gateway Pediatric Therapy, located in the Great Lakes Region is a provider of center-based, in-home and community-based applied behavior analytic (ABA) services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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closed 10/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

BrightSpring Health Services, acquired Gateway Pediatric Therapy

synopsis: BrightSpring Health Services acquired Gateway Pediatric Therapy, located in the Great Lakes Region. Gateway is a provider of center-based, in-home and community-based applied behavior analytic (ABA) services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: BrightSpring Health Services (RSCR:$1,569.07)
BrightSpring® Health Services is the leading provider of comprehensive home and community-based health services to complex populations in need of specialized care. BrightSpring® began in 1974 as ResCare in Louisville, Kentucky. "
target: Gateway Pediatric Therapy
Gateway Pediatric Therapy, located in the Great Lakes Region is a provider of center-based, in-home and community-based applied behavior analytic (ABA) services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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closed 12/23/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Onex Corporation, acquired ResCare, Inc.

synopsis: Res-Care, Inc. has announced that an entity sponsored by Onex Partners III, L.P., an affiliate of Onex Corporation, has completed the previously announced acquisition of all of the publicly held shares of ResCare. ResCare provides job training and educational support to individuals with developmental or other disabilities.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$622.00)
Onex has acquired and built great businesses as a private equity investor and has leveraged their investing expertise to build an asset management business. Onex currently manages approximately US$7.9 billion of third-party capital through its Onex Partners and ONCAP fund families. "
target: ResCare, Inc. (RSCR:$1,569.07)
ResCare is a human services company that provides residential, therapeutic, job training and educational supports to people with developmental or other disabilities, to elderly people who need in-home care, to youths with special needs and to adults who are experiencing barriers to employment.
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closed 11/4/2008 via BusinessWire

ResCare, Inc., acquired Care Resources

synopsis: ResCare, Inc. announced the acquisition of Care Resources, a staffing services company for all levels of educational, therapeutic, nursing and technical support to students with special needs in public and private schools, hospitals and private clinics or homes.
buyer: ResCare, Inc. (RSCR:$1,569.07)
ResCare is a human service company supporting people with developmental and other disabilities, youth with special needs, adults experiencing barriers to employment and older people in their homes. "
target: Care Resources
Care Resources is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, with a hub in Tucson, Arizona. Professional staff includes: special education teachers and aides; physical, speech and occupational therapists; psychologists; social workers; nurses and nutritionists.
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closed 12/5/2007 via BusinessWire

ResCare, Inc., acquired Biscom Resource Management Limited

synopsis: ResCare, Inc. acquired 100% of the stock of Biscom Resource Management Limited, a United Kingdom company with six locations in the United Kingdom. Biscom is a private provider of government funded job reintegration services that include job training and job placement assistance. Expected annual revenues from the acquisition are $25 million.
buyer: ResCare, Inc. (RSCR:$1,569.07)
ResCare is a human service company supporting people with developmental and other disabilities, youth with special needs, adults experiencing barriers to employment and older people in their homes. "
target parent: ResCare, Inc.
target: Biscom Resource Management Limited
Biscom Resource Management Limited is a United Kingdom company with six locations in the United Kingdom. Biscom is a private provider of government funded job reintegration services that include job training and job placement assistance.
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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 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Catapult Learning LLC, purchased Educational Resources from LifeShare USA

synopsis: Catapult Learning, a leading provider of special education and instructional intervention solutions, announced the acquisition of LifeShare USA’s Educational Resources division, a state-approved provider of private special education programming. The transaction expands Catapult’s special education services in Arizona and Colorado.
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. "
seller: LifeShare USA
LifeShare develops and delivers person-centered solutions for people with IDD and others with complex needs through managed care organizations. Their Educational Resources division is a state-approved provider of private special education programming.
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announced 11/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Priory Education and Children's Services, will acquire Aspire Scotland Ltd

synopsis: Priory Group has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Aspire Scotland Ltd, a specialist provider of care and education services to children and young people.
buyer parent: Acadia Healthcare Company
buyer: Priory Education and Children's Services
Priory Education and Children’s Services aims to make a real and lasting difference to young people’s lives through quality education, care and health solutions. Their teams' expertise provides individuals who have experienced difficulties in mainstream or existing specialist settings "
target: Aspire Scotland Ltd
Aspire Scotland provides a unique community-based, living and learning environment in support of some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the country.
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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 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 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 12/23/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Onex Corporation, acquired ResCare, Inc.

synopsis: Res-Care, Inc. has announced that an entity sponsored by Onex Partners III, L.P., an affiliate of Onex Corporation, has completed the previously announced acquisition of all of the publicly held shares of ResCare. ResCare provides job training and educational support to individuals with developmental or other disabilities.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$622.00)
Onex has acquired and built great businesses as a private equity investor and has leveraged their investing expertise to build an asset management business. Onex currently manages approximately US$7.9 billion of third-party capital through its Onex Partners and ONCAP fund families. "
target: ResCare, Inc. (RSCR:$1,569.07)
ResCare is a human services company that provides residential, therapeutic, job training and educational supports to people with developmental or other disabilities, to elderly people who need in-home care, to youths with special needs and to adults who are experiencing barriers to employment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$341 [$502]*
rev ($mm)
$1,569
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$98
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5.6x
closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cresswell Nurseries Ltd., acquired Second Steps Day Nursery Ltd.

synopsis: Cresswell Nurseries, a daycare center which is part of the ICP nursery group, has bought Second Steps Day Nursery Limited, which operates day nurseries for pupils, including day-care activities for disabled children.
buyer parent: ICP Nurseries
buyer: Cresswell Nurseries Ltd.
Cresswell Nurseries, based in the UK, is a Daycare center that was established by a team of partners who are passionate about providing outstanding childcare to young children as they grow from babies to young persons, with their own character, likes and dislikes, dreams and ambitions. "
target: Second Steps Day Nursery Ltd.
Second Steps Day Nursery Limited operates day nurseries for pupils, including day-care activities for disabled children. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Laindon, United Kingdom.
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closed 12/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Specialized Education Services Inc, acquired The Camelot Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges, has acquired Camelot Education, a provider of trauma-informed education solutions partnering with public school districts in the United States.
buyer parent: The Vistria Group
buyer: Specialized Education Services Inc
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, 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 parent: The Riverside Company
target: The Camelot Schools, Inc.
Camelot Education is a provider of trauma-informed education solutions partnering with public school districts in the United States. Camelot excels in engaging students in their education with programming and structures specifically created for diverse learners, enabling them to thrive in school.
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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 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 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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$4
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0.0x
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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 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 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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closed 9/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Catapult Learning LLC, acquired Desert Heights

synopsis: Catapult Learning, a leading provider of special and alternative education, intervention programs, and professional development solutions that generate academic gains and better life outcomes for students, announced the acquisition of Desert Heights Academy (DHA), a special education services provider for students in the Phoenix area.
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: Desert Heights
Desert Heights Academy opened in 2008. They provide quality special educational services for students from various school districts in the Phoenix area.
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