NMS-backed Center for Social Dynamics acquires JF Autism Services

Center for Social Dynamics, which is backed by NMS Capital, has acquired JF Autism Services, an applied behavioral analysis services company specializing in home-based, personalized, evidence-based Autism Spectrum Disorder treatment.

Center for Social Dynamics, which is backed by NMS Capital, has acquired JF Autism Services, an applied behavioral analysis services company specializing in home-based, personalized, evidence-based Autism Spectrum Disorder treatment. No financial terms were disclosed.

PRESS RELEASE

Alameda, CA, May 4, 2021 – Center for Social Dynamics, LLC (“CSD”), a portfolio company of NMS Capital (“NMS”), announced today that it has partnered with JF Autism Services, LLC (“JF” or the “Company”). Operating throughout Washington and Idaho and founded by Jennifer Fitzpatrick, BCBA, JF is a well-established, fast-growing applied behavioral analysis (“ABA”) services company specializing in home-based, personalized, evidence-based Autism Spectrum Disorder (“ASD”) treatment. The Company maintains a robust client-base and clinical staff, long-standing relationships with key funding sources within its core geographies, and a best-in-class reputation for clinical excellence and patient outcomes.

“We are thrilled to welcome JF to the CSD family. The Company, renowned for its focus on treatment design, delivery of care, and patient outcomes, aligns perfectly with our tenets and goals at CSD,” said Pete Pallares, Chief Executive Officer of CSD. “The partnership also brings the CSD name and brand to Washington and Idaho, an expansion we view as highly strategic to our overall strategy and growth trajectory,” added Mr. Pallares.

“We at JF are very excited to join the CSD team and feel they will make great partners as we continue to grow and deliver premier care to patients in our regions,” commented Jennifer Fitzpatrick, BCBA. “The treatment programs and outcomes we provide to our clients and their families are our top priority at JF and we are glad to have found a partner who shares that perspective.” Ms. Fitzpatrick will remain a shareholder in CSD in connection with the transaction.

David Peterson, Managing Director at NMS, added, “We view this transaction as an excellent opportunity for CSD to partner with a fantastic organization, broadening the combined company’s geographic footprint to regions we view as highly complementary to the broader platform. The combination, coupled with CSD’s recent scale-building venture in Northern California, serves to continue our momentum and execution upon key strategic initiatives and milestones. We have the utmost confidence in Pete and his management team to sustain CSD’s growth trajectory across its numerous regions.”

The NMS deal team also included Neal Monga and Colin Durney. Coker Capital and Clew Partners served as buyside advisors to CSD. McDermott Will & Emery provided legal advice to NMS and CSD. Carney Badley Spellman provided legal advice to JF.

About CSD:
Founded in 2012 by Pete Pallares, CSD is an ABA services company specializing in home-based, personalized, evidence-based ASD treatment throughout Northern and Southern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado and Hawaii. Since founding, CSD has been focused on clinical excellence and delivering high-quality outcomes for its clients, their families, and their coverage providers via a robust clinical staff. The Company holds multiple certifications and accreditations from leading behavioral health agencies and maintains extensive and long-standing relationships with key insurers throughout its core geographies. For additional information on CSD, please visit the company’s website at www.csdautismservices.com.

About NMS Capital:
NMS Capital is a New York headquartered private investment firm specializing in strategic equity investments and leveraged buyouts of lower middle market companies. The firm was formed through the spin-out of a group of portfolio companies from the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division. NMS focuses on companies headquartered in the U.S. poised to benefit from sustainable growth trends with particular concentration on companies in Business Services and Healthcare Services. For additional information on NMS, please visit the firm’s website at www.nms-capital.com.