PE-backed Columbus acquires Progressive Comprehensive Services


The Columbus Organization, which is backed by HealthEdge Investment Partners LLC, has acquired New Jersey-based Progressive Comprehensive Services, a provider of support coordination services to adults with intellectual and development disabilities. No financial terms were disclosed.

PRESS RELEASE

Tampa, Florida – December 4, 2018 – The Columbus Organization (“Columbus” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of HealthEdge Investment Partners, LLC (“HealthEdge”), has acquired the support coordination assets of Progressive Comprehensive Services (“Progressive” or “PCS”).

Columbus is a nationally recognized provider of support coordination and other services for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). Founded by Neeta Das in 1998 and based in New Jersey, Progressive has been a leader in support coordination focused on planning, resource navigation, education, support, and facilitated communication for its consumers in Cedar Knolls and Washington Township. This acquisition expands the Company’s services to six states and more than 10,000 individuals, families, and guardians.

“We are very pleased to welcome PCS’ support coordination services and talented support coordinators into The Columbus Organization. We strongly believe PCS approach, vision, and most importantly, their dedication to their consumers is consistent with those of The Columbus Organization. This alignment will allow us to quickly integrate our support coordination services and also reach a greater number of individuals and families in need of our services.” says Jeff Klimaski, President of Columbus.

ABOUT THE COLUMBUS ORGANIZATION
The Columbus Organization empowers individuals to realize their meaningful–life goals through nationally recognized care/support coordination, professional clinical staffing, and quality improvement services for the intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD) or behavioral needs community. The Company delivers an unmatched depth of expertise, breadth of resources, diversity of thinking, and dedication to finding the most appropriate, personalized solutions for its customers. The Columbus Organization provides a wide array of services specifically for families, individuals and the organizations that support them. For more information, visit www.columbusorg.com.

ABOUT HEALTHEDGE
HealthEdge Investment Partners, LLC is an operating-oriented private equity firm founded in 2005 that focuses exclusively on the healthcare industry. HealthEdge seeks to achieve superior returns by investing in businesses that benefit from the knowledge, experience, and network of relationships of its partners. HealthEdge’s partners have more than 100 years of combined operating experience in healthcare as CEOs and investors. For more information on HealthEdge, please visit www.healthedgepartners.com or contact Elizabeth Breslin at (813)490-7104.