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SPG Expands Autism Services in Southern California

April 15, 2021

Premier Multidisciplinary Pediatric Care Provider Acquires Behavior Therapy Clinic

Walnut Creek, CA (April 15, 2021) – SPG, a leading provider of therapeutic, behavioral and autism services to children in educational and community settings, today announced the acquisition of Child Counseling & Behavior Therapy Clinic (“Behavior Therapy Clinic”), a California-based provider of school, home, and community-based applied behavior analysis (“ABA”) and behavior intervention services. The financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

“We are delighted to welcome Behavior Therapy Clinic to the SPG family and continue their legacy of providing best-in-class service to children in California school districts,” said SPG Founder and President Susan Stark, M.S., CCC-SLP. “This acquisition broadens our geographic presence in Southern California and strengthens our high-quality multidisciplinary team. We’re excited to expand Behavior Therapy Clinic’s home and community-based ABA services."

SPG is a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners. SPG and Ridgemont continue to actively seek new partnerships with providers looking to join a growing, well-respected multidisciplinary platform that has been devoted to caring for its clients and therapists since 1989.


About The Speech Pathology Group

The Speech Pathology Group is a leading school and center-based provider of comprehensive speech and language services and behavioral intervention in Northern California. The company has a 30-year history of therapeutic excellence, best in class clinical support and a workplace culture that fosters professional growth and mentorship.

About Ridgemont Equity Partners

Ridgemont Equity Partners is a Charlotte-based middle market buyout and growth equity investor. Since 1993, the principals of Ridgemont have invested over $5 billion. The firm focuses on equity investments up to $250 million and utilizes a proven, industry-focused investment approach and repeatable value creation strategies. Ridgemont’s most recent flagship fund, REP III, was formed in 2018 and has $1.65B of committed capital.