Pipeline: Caravel Autism Health Expands in Multiple States Under Various Brands

Caravel Autism Health adds another Midwestern location Caravel Autism Health has announced the addition of a new center in greater Duluth, Minnesota. The new location, set to open in December, is the ninth Caravel has opened in the state since 2019.  Caravel is a private equity-backed autism services provider based in the Midwest. It specializes […]

Tech-Enabled Autism Services Provider Springtide Raises $18.1M

Springtide — a technology-enabled autism services provider — has raised $18.1 million in Series A funding. Deerfield Management Company and Optum Ventures led the financing round. With offices in Connecticut and New York City, Springtide provides in-person, center-based applied behavioral analysis (ABA), speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy to children with autism. It also […]

CEO Lani Fritts: ‘We’re Building Kadiant 2.0’

It’s been an eventful couple years for Kadiant, a private equity-backed applied behavior analysis (ABA) provider composed of nine legacy autism services companies. CEO Lani Fritts partnered with TPG Capital and Vida Ventures to launch the Oakland, California-based company in February of last year. Together, the PE partners contributed more than $300 million in equity […]

COVID-19 Creating Potential Diagnostic Delays for Children with Autism

More than 982,000 children suspected to have autism could see delays in their diagnoses due to the COVID-19 emergency, according to Autism Parenting Magazine.  Research highlighted by the publication shows that, since April, there has been a 350% increase in Google searches for the term “early signs of autism in toddlers.” Meanwhile, searches for “signs […]

Transactions: Blue Sprig’s Latest Autism Deal; Monte Nido Adds Arizona Eating Disorder Center

Blue Sprig Pediatrics acquires assets of Momentum Autism Therapy Services Blue Sprig Pediatrics, a private equity-backed provider of applied behavioral analysis (ABA), has acquired the assets of Momentum Autism Therapy Services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Headquartered in Houston and established in 2017, Blue Sprig is a portfolio company of global investment […]

Pipeline: Hazelden Betty Ford Grows Virtual Footprint; Caravel’s Imagine Expanding

Caravel’s Imagine opens new center Imagine, a Caravel Autism Health company, has announced plans to open a new center in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Founded in 2011 and based in the Pacific Northwest, Imagine provides diagnostic and treatment services to children with autism. It currently has about half a dozen locations across Idaho and Washington state. […]

Pipeline: SaVida’s Continued Expansion; New Behavioral Hospital

SaVida Health adds second Maine center   SaVida Health has opened its second medication-assisted treatment (MAT) center in Maine. The new location is set to open in Brewer on Nov. 5. Overall, SaVida operates more than 20 outpatient MAT centers across Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, Virginia and Delaware. The PE firm Council Capital made a control investment […]

Transactions: SPG Expands Footprint with Autism Deals; Behavioral Health Group Enters Rhode Island

PE-Backed SPG Acquires Two Autism Services Companies  SPG — a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners and a provider of behavioral health and therapeutic services to children with autism and other disabilities — has added two new autism services companies.  Those include Southern California-based Go2Consult, a speech and language services provider for school districts, and […]

Pipeline: New SUD Treatment Centers; Autism Therapy Providers Deepen Footprint

Spero Health expands in Ohio Spero Health has opened two new outpatient substance use disorder (SUD) treatment clinics in Ohio. The new clinics in Lima and Marion further bolster the provider’s network of more than 40 Spero Health locations across Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana and Virginia. Headquartered in Nashville, Spero Health is privately held by […]