Arsenal Capital Partners’ Acquisition of Hopebridge, LLC


Cain Brothers, a division of KeyBanc Capital Markets, acted as a financial advisor, and Ropes & Gray LLP acted as a legal advisor to Arsenal. Harris Williams acted as a financial advisor, and DLA Piper LLP acted as a legal advisor to Hopebridge.

Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading specialized private equity firm that invests in middle-market healthcare and specialty industrials companies, executed the acquisition of Hopebridge, LLC, a center-based provider of behavioral health services for children affected by autism spectrum disorder. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Founded in 2005, Hopebridge provides personalized, comprehensive outpatient Applied Behavior Analysis (“ABA”), occupational, speech, and feeding therapies for children with autism spectrum disorder or affected by other behavioral, physical, social, communication, and sensory challenges.

The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity partner Christopher Rile (Picture), finance partner Steven Rutkovsky, benefits partner Loretta Richard, labor & employment partner Peter Ebb, health care partners Eve Brunts and Deborah Gersh, tax partner Adam Greenwood and real estate partner Alison George.

Involved fees earner: Eve Brunts – Ropes & Gray; Peter Ebb – Ropes & Gray; Alison George – Ropes & Gray; Deborah Gersh – Ropes & Gray; Adam Greenwood – Ropes & Gray; Loretta Richard – Ropes & Gray; Christopher Rile – Ropes & Gray; Steven Rutkovsky – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Ropes & Gray;

Clients: Arsenal Capital Partners;