OMAHA, NEBRASKA. March 1, 2022. Skyline Advisors is pleased to announce that it advised Behaven Kids of Omaha, Nebraska in its recent acquisition by Serra Hill, an investment firm based in Boston. Terms of the transaction, which closed on February 28th, were not disclosed.
For over twenty years, Behaven Kids has provided specialized care for young children with autism and behavioral challenges. Services include specialized day programs, applied behavioral analysis (ABA), and outpatient therapy for children, parents, and families. The company currently has three locations in Omaha and Lincoln.
Founders Roger and Janie Peterson will assist incoming CEO Themis Gomes in an orderly transition. Behaven Kids engaged Skyline Advisors as the founders planned for retirement, with a goal of finding a buyer that was passionate about the company’s core mission, would keep the existing team and programs in place, and help build on the foundation built over the last 22 years. As part of the transaction planning, principals of Skyline also assisted the company in conducting a sale-leaseback of its real estate in order to make the acquisition more capital-efficient for the buyer while improving the overall economics for company shareholders.
“Roger and I appreciate the guidance and support of the Skyline team as we navigated through this process, particularly with the ups and downs that accompanied the pandemic,” said co-founder Janie Peterson. “We look forward to assisting Themis and SerraHill in expanding the Behaven Kids platform to serve even more families in need of help and hope addressing behavioral challenges.”
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