Like The SPARKS Group, LLC

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 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 12/11/2019 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 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 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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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 10/1/2018 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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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 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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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 3/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Anthem, Inc., acquired Beacon Health Options

synopsis: Anthem, Inc. has acquired Beacon Health Options, the largest independently held behavioral health organization in the country serving more than 36 million people across all 50 states. The acquisition allows Anthem to combine its behavioral health capabilities with Beacon’s successful model and support services to enhance whole person care.
buyer: Anthem, Inc. (ANTM:$121,868.00)
Anthem is a leading health benefits company dedicated to improving lives and communities, and making healthcare simpler. Through its affiliated companies, Anthem serves more than 79 million people, including 41 million within its family of health plans. "
target: Beacon Health Options
Beacon Health Options is a health improvement company that serves 50 million individuals across the U.S. and UK. On behalf of employers, health plans, and government agencies, Beacon manages innovative programs and solutions that directly address the challenges behavioral health care system faces.
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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 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 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 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 3/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Gryphon Investors, acquired LEARN Behavioral

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

LLR Partners, acquired Learn It Systems

synopsis: Learn It Systems, a portfolio company of Milestone Partners, has been acquired by LLR Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Learn It Systems, headquartered in Baltimore, MD, is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs.
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm providing capital and strategic guidance to growth companies. They invest in a broad range of industries, with an emphasis on software, tech-enabled services and healthcare. "
target parent: Milestone Partners
target: Learn It Systems
Learn It Systems is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs. Learn It's comprehensive behavioral health platform addresses large, high-growth markets being driven by insurance reform, an evolving reimbursement landscape.
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Mastree

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired a majority stake in Mastree, an online learning platform in India. Mastree offers live classes and curated courses for grade 6 to 8 math and science. Their online classes provide interactive live lessons and immersive activities that motivates students to achieve excellence.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: Mastree
Mastree is an online learning platform in India. Mastree offers live classes and curated courses for grade 6 to 8 math and science. Their online classes provide interactive live lessons and immersive activities that motivates students to achieve excellence.
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closed 12/5/2018 via PR Newswire

CommonBond, acquired NextGen Vest

synopsis: CommonBond, a leading fintech company that lowers the cost of education through data and technology, announced the acquisition of NextGenVest, a pioneer in helping Generation Z make the best financial decisions from high school, through college, and beyond.
buyer: CommonBond
CommonBond is a financial technology company on a mission to give students and graduates more affordable, transparent, and simple ways to pay for higher education. The company offers loans to current students, refinance loans to college graduates, and a suite of student loan repayment benefits. "
target: NextGen Vest
NextGenVest is the "Money Mentor" for Generation Z. Leveraging Artificial Intelligence, the company powers hyper-personalized financial coaching primarily through text message to students starting in high school and beyond.
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EverFi, Inc., acquired Outside the Classroom

synopsis: EverFi, Inc., the leading education technology platform addressing growing state mandates in new subject areas, has announced the acquisition of Boston-based Outside The Classroom, Inc., the provider of the largest online alcohol prevention course AlcoholEdu®.
buyer: EverFi, Inc.
EverFi is the leading education technology platform to teach, assess, and certify students in critical skills including Financial Literacy, Student Loan Management, Digital Literacy, Substance Abuse, and additional product areas. "
target parent: Ticonderoga Capital Inc.
target: Outside the Classroom
Outside The Classroom is a Boston-based company that was founded to address epidemic-level public health issues affecting education, corporate, and government institutions. The company is the provider of the largest online alcohol prevention course AlcoholEdu®.
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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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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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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 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 3/29/2007 via PR Newswire

Aspen Education Group, acquired Camp Huntington

synopsis: Aspen Education Group, the nation's leading provider of therapeutic and education programs for struggling and underachieving youth, has acquired Camp Huntington, a co-ed summer camp for children and young adults with autism and related special needs located in High Falls, New York.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Aspen Education Group
Aspen Education Group provides educational programs that promote academic and personal growth to youth and their families. Aspen currently operates 47 locations in nine states, including eleven residential schools and eight experiential education programs and special education schools. "
target: Camp Huntington
Camp Huntington serves youth with varying degrees of learning disabilities and developmental disorders. The therapeutic recreation program is set on a 34-acre rural site and provides a fun, safe summer experience for six to 21-year-olds.
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closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Acceleration Academies, LLC merged with EdIncites,

synopsis: Acceleration Academies has merged with EdIncites, a provider of innovative teaching & learning solutions. Acceleration Academies is an education partner helping young adults overcome real-life challenges to earn their high school diploma. They provide academic, instructional, and support services to at risk students.
buyer: EdIncites
EdIncites is a provider of innovative teaching & learning solutions. EdIncites' Incite platform provides school districts with solutions for remote teaching & learning, parent engagement, analytics and assessment. Their digital library offers resources for lesson planning and classroom teaching. "
target: Acceleration Academies, LLC
Acceleration Academies is an education partner helping young adults overcome real-life challenges to earn their high school diploma. Acceleration Academies provides academic and support services to at risk students. They offer personalized learning designed for the way students want to learn.
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announced 5/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Linstitute

synopsis: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China, will acquire a 51% stake in Linstitute, a creative and inspiring training institution in China. Linstitute offers online training services for the Academic Olympiad and other world-wide recognized international courses.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$477.13)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target: Linstitute
Linstitute is a creative and inspiring training institution in China. Linstitute offers online training services for the Academic Olympiad and other world-wide recognized international courses. Their comprehensive selection of academic courses cover Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and more.
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closed 3/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Kreatryx

synopsis: India's largest education technology platform Unacademy has acquired Kreatryx, a Delhi-based online exam preparation startup. With the acquisition, Kreatryx, whose platform offers services for exams such as GATE and ESE, will continue to operate as a separate brand under the Unacademy Brands umbrella.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: Kreatryx
Kreatryx is an ed-tech start-up in India that provides Top quality GATE Exam training for all through its online products and postal study courses. Kreatryx aims to bridge the gap between a student's performance and potential by providing a platform for personalized learning and self-evaluation.
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closed 10/1/2020 via BusinessWire

The Speech Pathology Group, acquired Go2Consult

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 Go2Consult and Family Support Center. Go2Consult is a cutting-edge speech and language services provider for school districts throughout the Inland Empire.
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: Go2Consult
Go2Consult provides cutting-edge speech and language services provider for school districts in Southern California. They provide comprehensive and direct collaboration to ensure that client goals and purpose of their Speech-Language Pathologist is known to teachers, administrators, and other staff.
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closed 10/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired AcadView

synopsis: Online education startup UpGrad has acquired India-based job skilling platform Acadview Software Pvt. Ltd. Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: AcadView
Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
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closed 9/24/2018 via BusinessWire

Boxlight, acquired EOS Education

synopsis: Boxlight Corporation, a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, announced it has completed the acquisition of EOS Education, a consulting and professional development company that provides unique services to K-12 that improve teacher effectiveness and student engagement.
buyer: Boxlight (BOXL:$39.70)
Boxlight Corporation is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global learning market. The company aims to improve learning and engagement in classrooms and to help educators enhance student outcomes, by developing the products they need. "
target: EOS Education
EOS Education is a consulting and professional development company for the K-12 education market. They provide unique services to K-12 that improve teacher effectiveness and student engagement with a focus on sustainability and maximizing district and school resources.
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on offer 12/6/2012 via

Sibling Group Holdings, Inc., offer to acquire Funutation Tekademy LLC

synopsis: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc., a developer of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for the K-12 education market, announced a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Funutation Tekademy LLC. Funutation Tekademy LLC specializes in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) training for children, generally in the 7 to 17 age range.
buyer: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE:$0.30)
Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. is a developer of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for the K-12 education market. Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. utilizes advanced technology and education management to enhance and accelerate the delivery of 21st century learning. "
target: Funutation Tekademy LLC
Funutation is committed to providing children in the K-12 market the finest experience in the tech education arena. As a result, computer programming, reading skills, and teamwork are integral parts of the Funutation Tek Lab experience.
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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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