Autism Therapy Companies to Watch in 2024

After a bumpy 2023, the autism therapy industry could start to get back on track. Several large, growing or innovative autism therapy companies either made strides last year or worked through serious headaches. Meanwhile, some indicators show that the sector could be looking up for 2024. In 2023 the industry faced a historic slump in […]

The Fastest-Growing Behavioral Health Providers’ Secret Sauce

The behavioral health industry has produced some of the nation’s fastest-growing companies despite the macroeconomic headwinds. In mid-August, 36 behavioral health companies appeared on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. These companies, in no small part, developed strategies to overcome industry challenges. On top of that, executives whose companies were […]

Monte Nido Launches New Residential Facilities; Centra, Lifepoint Announce New Behavioral Health JV

Monte Nido opens new residential facilities in Texas and New York Eating disorder treatment provider Monte Nido & Affiliates announced its plans to open two new centers. The first is a new residential eating disorder center in Conroe, Texas, opening in April. The new center will offer services to adult women with anorexia nervosa, bulimia […]

Top Behavioral Health Trends for 2023

2023 is set to be a year of transition for behavioral health, as the COVID-era public health emergency (PHE) comes to an end and economic headwinds impact the global economy. Companies that took advantage of the PHE’s relaxed regulations will finally get some answers to looming questions about their business model as the federal government […]

‘A Year of Reckoning’: Autism Provider C-Suite Outlook for 2023

The demand for autism services continues to soar as rates of the condition rise. Yet in 2022, the burgeoning industry has faced a number of growing pains centered around staffing. In 2022, roughly 1 in 44 children were identified with autism spectrum disorder, according to the CDC. That’s up from 1 in 69 children in […]

PE Firms Take Note of Increasing Demand for Autism Services

Better awareness and detection of autism has tripled diagnosis rates over the last 15 years, causing private equity investors to take note.  Of late, the market has seen a recent spate of private equity deals in the autism and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy space. That follows a stalling out of investment in the autism […]

Transactions: Sabra Expands Behavioral Portfolio; Autism Acquisitions with National Scale

Acorn Health acquires Sandcastle Centers Acorn Health — a national provider of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy — has acquired the assets of Sandcastle Centers, formerly known as JKP Analysts, which also provides ABA services.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2018, Acorn is a portfolio company of the private equity […]

Transactions & Financings: Stepping Stones’ Autism Play; Summit BHC’s New Territory

PE-backed Stepping Stones Group builds out autism offerings The Stepping Stones Group — a portfolio company of Five Arrows Capital Partners, the North American corporate PE arm of Rothschild & Co. Merchant Banking — has acquired STAR of CA to build out its autism offerings. Financial terms of the deal were not released. Lafayette, Colorado-based […]