Center for Behavioral Educational and Social Therapies, Inc. (C.B.E.S.T)

Center for Behavioral Educational and Social Therapies, Inc. (C.B.E.S.T)

Hexagon Capital Alliance is pleased to announce that it has served as exclusive financial advisor to C.B.E.S.T in its sale to The Stepping Stones Group, a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners.

C.B.E.S.T, headquartered in Los Angeles, is a provider of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services to children with autism and other related disorders.  

Founded in 2002 by Dr. Shah Bahador, the company specializes in working with children who have neurodevelopmental and/or emotional disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, speech/language issues, and other specific learning disorders.

The Stepping Stones Group is a premier, national provider of therapeutic, behavioral, autism, nursing and educational services to children in school, home and community settings.

“It was a pleasure working with C.B.E.S.T and assisting Dr. Bahador on this transaction,” said Paul Kacik, Managing Director and Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at Hexagon Capital Alliance.  “The company has developed a strong reputation for clinical excellence over the twenty years that it has been providing services in California.  We knew that it was important to find the right partner for C.B.E.S.T; one that shared its high-quality reputation and its mission-driven commitment to the clients that it serves.  The Stepping Stones Group fit that profile perfectly.”

Dr. Shah Bahador added, “I am truly grateful to the Hexagon Capital Alliance team for assisting me with this important process.  I chose to work with Hexagon because of the healthcare team’s experience working within the  behavioral health sector and in particular with ABA companies like C.B.E.S.T.  With their guidance, I was able to achieve an excellent outcome with a great future partner.”

For additional information, please contact:

Paul Kacik – Managing Director [email protected]

Bradley Erhart – Director [email protected]

Dylan Bell- Associate [email protected]com

TSG Reporting, Inc. (TSG)

TSG Reporting, Inc. (TSG)

Esquire Deposition Solutions LLC (Esquire) has acquired New York City-based TSG Reporting, Inc. (TSG), an elite provider of court reporters, videographers, and interpreters to law firms and corporations across the globe in the largest strategic acquisition within the court reporting industry since the pandemic.

Hexagon Capital Alliance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to TSG.

“It was a pleasure working with the Hexagon team who went over and above advising us throughout the process,” said Michael Rixon, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of TSG. “Their guidance was key in helping us navigate through an intricate transaction and achieve a successful outcome for all stakeholders.”

Founded in 2003 and well known in the industry for its detail-oriented complex case service approach, TSG services the most demanding and complex litigations for some of the largest law firms in the world. The acquisition of TSG will significantly expand Esquire’s presence in the Northeast where TSG is particularly strong, including in Boston and New York City, as well as in California, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

“In addition to the highly complementary and strategic alignment between Esquire and TSG, this acquisition brings to Esquire exceptional talent; white-glove, complex litigation expertise; expanded and deepened geographic coverage; and new clients, along with a professional, seasoned organization,” said Terrie Campbell, chief executive officer of Esquire.”

“The arrival of innovative technologies and services is having a profound effect on litigation,” Rixon explained. “Continuing to increase market share while improving client value and white-glove focus required a revised strategic approach – which the acquisition by Esquire offers. TSG employees, clients, and service providers will all benefit from this acquisition.”

For additional information, please contact:

Tyler Dale- Managing Director [email protected]com

Bradley Erhart- Director [email protected]

Dylan Bell- Associate [email protected]com
About Hexagon Capital Alliance

Hexagon Capital Alliance LLC (“HCA”) is a Corona Del Mar, CA-based middle-market investment banking firm providing mergers & acquisitions, capital raise and strategic advisory services. Founded in 1999 and previously known as Moss Adams Capital LLC, HCA spun-out from parent Moss Adams LLP and rebranded effective January 1, 2021.

HCA professionals have 120 years of combined middle-market experience and have completed more than 300 transactions in Consumer, Industrial,  Healthcare and B2B sectors.

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About Esquire Deposition Solutions LLC (Esquire)

Based in Atlanta, GA, Esquire Deposition Solutions is a leading national provider of remote and in-person court reporting, video, and interpreting services for law firms, insurance companies, and corporate legal departments, supporting more than 140,000 depositions annually.