Catapult Learning’s Acquisition of Capital Education


Cooley advised Capital Education Group, a leading provider of behavioral health services and private school programs for children with autism and other specialized learning needs, on its sale to Catapult Learning.

Catapult Learning, the nation’s largest provider of special education and instructional intervention solutions, has acquired Capital Education Group (CEG), a leading provider of behavioral health services and private school programs for children with autism and other specialized learning needs. The CEG acquisition enables Catapult to accelerate the company’s mission of integrating educational and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services, with a goal of improving outcomes for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

Capital Education Group’s expertise in addressing autism spectrum disorders and delivering ABA services outside of the school environment complements Catapult’s 40+ year commitment to helping students succeed, regardless of the learning obstacles or other challenges they face. This transaction augments Catapult’s ability to support families more holistically, addressing both their educational and behavioral healthcare needs.

Cooley advised Capital Education Group with a team including Mike Lincoln (Picture), Marc Samuel, Kerry Killeen, Jason Drory, Lesse Castleberry, Chris Mayer-Dempsey, Elizabeth Lewis, Ryan Hutzler, David Walsh, Paula Fleckenstein, Phil Mitchell, Nancy Anderson, Kimberly Nguyen and Cortney Smith.

Involved fees earner: Mike Lincoln – Cooley LLP; Marc Samuel – Cooley LLP; Kerry Killeen – Cooley LLP; Jason Drory – Cooley LLP; Paula Fleckenstein – Cooley LLP; Lesse Castleberry – Cooley LLP; Chris Mayer-Dempsey – Cooley LLP; Elizabeth Lewis – Cooley LLP; Ryan Hutzler – Cooley LLP; David Walsh – Cooley LLP; Phil Mitchell – Cooley LLP; Kimberly Nguyen – Cooley LLP; Nancy Anderson – Cooley LLP;

Law Firms: Cooley LLP;

Clients: Capital Education Group, Inc.;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti