PE-backed Sequel Youth and Family Services buys two special needs schools

Sequel Youth and Family Services, a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Management, has acquired two special needs schools Rebecca School and Aaron School. The seller was MetSchools, which is backed by Veronis Suhler Stevenson. No financial terms were disclosed. Signal Hill advised MetSchools on the transaction.


Signal Hill is pleased to announce that its client MetSchools, an education management company and a portfolio company of VSS, has divested its two special needs schools, Rebecca School and Aaron School. The schools were acquired by Sequel Youth and Family Services, a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Management.

The Rebecca School is a private therapeutic day school serving ~140 students ages 3 to 21 with neurodevelopmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder. The Aaron School is a private K-12 special education school serving 160+ students with learning disabilities including reading, writing, math, attention, sensory and social disabilities.

“Justin Balciunas, Jeff Nahley and the Signal Hill team have a deep knowledge of the education and behavioral healthcare marketplace. They were an excellent strategic partner, and were always focused upon addressing our needs and adding value. I would highly recommend Signal Hill to anyone seeking a well-run, competitive, transaction experience,” said Kevin McCarthy, CEO of MetSchools.

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