Blue Sprig Pediatrics Acquires ABA Providers

BlueSprig Pediatrics, with the backing of KKR & Co. (NYSE: KKR), has been an active player in the M&A field. Since BlueSprig was formed in October 2018, it has reported five behavioral health care transactions in three different states, according to our Deal Search Online database. Now it has a foothold in Florida. Last week […]


Cimarron Healthcare Enters Behavioral Health Space

Two private equity firms exited an investment and one dove into it. The target, Ascent Behavioral Health, is a portfolio company of Monroe Capital and Veronis Suhler Stevenson. The Salt Lake City-based company provides wilderness therapy, residential treatment and therapeutic boarding school programs for adolescents with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and attachment […]

Hot Healthcare Sectors for Investment, Growth & Consolidation in 2020

Every year, starting in November, the crystal balls come out and the prognostications begin. What will the new year bring? Who or what will make out better and who or what will not? We talked with Gary Herschman, a member of Epstein Becker Green’s Healthcare and Life Sciences practice, about the healthcare sectors he and […]

Summit BHC Moves into Colorado

It’s been some time since we heard about Summit BHC. There’s a good reason, too. It hasn’t announced an acquisition since October 2018. Now comes news the firm has moved into Colorado, making its first acquisition in the state. On January 22, the company added Peak View Behavioral Health, a 112-bed acute psychiatric and behavioral […]

2019’s Biggest Healthcare Deals, by Sector

2020 has just begun, which means it’s time to look back at the healthcare M&A landscape of 2019. Just three days into the new year, nearly 1,780 deals are already on the books for 2019. More deals will turn up as we search our many sources, but the number likely won’t top the record of […]

Autism Therapy Tops PE’s List in December

A good number of behavioral health care deals have been announced in Decmeber 2019 and the majority of those target companies providing therapy services to individuals with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Seven deals in the Behavioral Health Care sector are on the books mid-way through the month and five offer some form […]

Telehealth Deals Pick Up in 2019

Digital health is hot, if deal volume is any measure (and we think it is). By mid-November, some 195 transactions are already on the books. That total is sure to surpass the 204 deals announced in all of 2018, which set a new record. In our DealSearchOnline database, the eHealth sector has grown in scope […]

Autism Services Provider Goes to Golden Gate Capital

Another private equity firm has thrown its hat in the autism ring. Golden Gate Capital announced its acquisition of Invo Holdings, LLC from The Jordan Company. The Jordan Company and Invo’s management will retain minority ownership stakes in the business. Invo Holdings, based in Jamison, Pennsylvania, provides a range of multi-disciplinary, research-based therapy services to […]

eHealth 2020
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More Competition Coming in Behavioral Health Care

It’s been a wild ride in recent years. Merger and acquisition activity in the Behavioral Health Care sector soared to a record 91 transactions in 2018, an increase of 264% over 2014 (25 deals) and up 60% compared with 2017 (57 deals). The majority of the 2018 deals—63%, in fact—were made by private equity firms […]