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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 issues.

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]

“We were impressed

with the Hexagon team’s strategic advice and skills in negotiating and managing the diligence process. With their guidance, we were able to achieve a strong valuation and successful outcome for our team and shareholders.”

Bart DeClark

Flavor Infusion International, S.A.