Halifax’s Partnership with ChanceLight


Arnold & Porter advised private equity firm The Halifax Group (Halifax) on its recent partnership with ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy & Education (ChanceLight).

The Halifax Group has completed an investment in ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy & Education, a leading provider of behavioral health, therapy and education solutions for children and young adults. Halifax partnered with ChanceLight management in this investment. Terms were not disclosed.

ChanceLight, headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., serves nearly 19,000 clients and students each year at more than 150 locations in more than 20 states. The Company serves those with autism spectrum and other behavioral disorders. ChanceLight Therapy provides in-home pediatric speech, physical and occupational therapy to infants, toddlers, teens and young adults who have medically complex needs. ChanceLight Education includes the Ombudsman alternative education program, which partners with more than 100 school districts to serve at-risk students, and Spectrum Center Schools and Programs, which partners with more than 115 school districts to operate schools and programs for students with special needs.

ChanceLight’s mission-driven management team is led by CEO Mark Claypool, who has more than 20 years of experience in education, behavioral health and residential treatment programs.

Arnold & Porter advised private equity firm The Halifax Group with a team including Corporate & Finance partner Stephen Koval (Picture) and counsel Marci Settle.

Involved fees earner: Stephen Koval – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Marci Settle – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP;

Law Firms: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP;

Clients: The Halifax Group;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti