Transactions: Cultivate Behavioral Health’s ABA Acquisition; Drug Monitoring Deal

Cultivate Behavioral Health and Education acquires Progressive Behavioral Science

Cultivate Behavioral Health and Education, a portfolio company of the private equity firm Imperial Capital, has acquired Progressive Behavioral Science, according to a press release from Livingstone, who advised Progressive on the transaction.

Financial terms were not released.

Both Cultivate and Progressive provide applied behavioral analysis (ABA) to children with autism. Austin, Texas-based Cultivate provides those services throughout Texas in homes, learning centers and during community outings. Meanwhile, Progressive offers in-home therapy services and supplemental center-based services in South Florida.


The Columbus Organization buys assets of Advocates in Action

The Columbus Organization has acquired the assets of New Jersey-based Advocates in Action.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Columbus Organization is a professional staffing and consulting services provider focused specifically on agencies that serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is based in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and has helped more than 140 agencies in more than 40 states solve staffing and pragmatic problems.


Meanwhile, Advocates in Action provides support coordination services across the state of New Jersey. Support coordination is focused on helping individuals with IDD get access to all the state, medical, social, educational and other services they need.

Averhealth acquires Treatment Assessment Screening Center

Substance use monitoring services provider Averhealth, along with its strategic partner Five Arrows Capital Partners, has acquired the drug testing services of Treatment Assessment Screening Center (TASC).

Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Averhealth partners with courts and social service programs nationwide to provide drug testing services. Last year, the company entered into a strategic partnership with the private equity firm Five Arrows Capital Partners. Today, Averhealth serves 350,000 clients across 30 states.

Meanwhile, TASC is a private nonprofit that develops and implements drug testing and behavioral health programs. It’s headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

The transaction will allow Averhealth to expand its national footprint while also providing enhanced services to TASC’s existing customers in Arizona, Texas, and Utah.

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