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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 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 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 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 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Aprendere Skolor AB, acquired Magitaskolan AB and Kajan Friskola AB

synopsis: Aprendere Skolor AB has acquired Magitaskolan AB and Kajan Friskola AB from Team Olivia. Magitaskolan, which operates resources and special assistance school activities in Stockholm and Kajan Friskola, with resources and special assistance school operations in Uppsala, have been part of Team Olivia since 2013.
buyer: Aprendere Skolor AB
Aprendere Skolor operates ten different units in elementary school, upper secondary school, special assistance upper secondary school and HVB homes. They currently have more than 700 students and about 150 employees. Most of their schools are located in Stockholm and surrounding areas. "
target parent: Team Olivia AB
target: Magitaskolan AB and Kajan Friskola AB
Magitaskolan is an educational institution in Stockholm, Sweden for children between 6 and 13 years with neuropsychiatric disorders. Kajan Friskola teaches primary, basic special school, training school and secondary school for students with neuropsychiatric disorders in Uppsala, Sweden.
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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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announced 1/19/2010 via Reuters

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 9/18/2009 via Company Press Release

Chicago Growth Partners, Prairie Capital, L.P., Twin Bridge Capital Partners, acquired Specialized Education Services Inc

synopsis: Chicago Growth Partners has announced the growth recapitalization of Specialized Education Services, Inc. SESI is a private provider of specialized education services for children facing learning, language, and social challenges. CGP led a consortium including Prairie Capital, Twin Bridge Capital Partners, and the Company’s management team.
buyer: Chicago Growth Partners
buyer: Prairie Capital, L.P.
buyer: Twin Bridge Capital Partners
An experienced provider of equity and junior capital, Prairie Capital makes equity and mezzanine investments of between $5 and $15 million, typically in support of companies undergoing an ownership change. "
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 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 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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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 9/18/2009 via Company Press Release

Chicago Growth Partners, Prairie Capital, L.P., Twin Bridge Capital Partners, acquired Specialized Education Services Inc

synopsis: Chicago Growth Partners has announced the growth recapitalization of Specialized Education Services, Inc. SESI is a private provider of specialized education services for children facing learning, language, and social challenges. CGP led a consortium including Prairie Capital, Twin Bridge Capital Partners, and the Company’s management team.
buyer: Chicago Growth Partners
buyer: Prairie Capital, L.P.
buyer: Twin Bridge Capital Partners
An experienced provider of equity and junior capital, Prairie Capital makes equity and mezzanine investments of between $5 and $15 million, typically in support of companies undergoing an ownership change. "
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 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 8/3/2016 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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announced 1/19/2010 via Reuters

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 9/18/2009 via Company Press Release

Chicago Growth Partners, Prairie Capital, L.P., Twin Bridge Capital Partners, acquired Specialized Education Services Inc

synopsis: Chicago Growth Partners has announced the growth recapitalization of Specialized Education Services, Inc. SESI is a private provider of specialized education services for children facing learning, language, and social challenges. CGP led a consortium including Prairie Capital, Twin Bridge Capital Partners, and the Company’s management team.
buyer: Chicago Growth Partners
buyer: Prairie Capital, L.P.
buyer: Twin Bridge Capital Partners
An experienced provider of equity and junior capital, Prairie Capital makes equity and mezzanine investments of between $5 and $15 million, typically in support of companies undergoing an ownership change. "
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 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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$261
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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 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 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 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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