CHICAGO – May 8, 2019 – Baird Capital, the direct private investment arm of Baird, recently announced the sale of Hopebridge LLC (Hopebridge) to Arsenal Capital Partners. Baird Capital will retain a minority stake in the company. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Hopebridge was founded in 2005 to serve the growing need for autism treatment services and to improve the lives of affected children and families. The company is committed to providing personalized outpatient ABA, occupational, speech, and feeding therapies for children touched by autism spectrum disorder and behavioral, physical, social, communication and sensory challenges. Hopebridge continues to open state-of-the-art autism therapy centers in new communities to reach patients and families who need services. With locations in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, Hopebridge expects to operate 41 centers by June 2019, compared to 14 at the time of Baird’s initial 2017 investment.

"Baird Capital is fortunate to have worked with Hopebridge and its talented leadership team, and we are pleased to continue supporting the company’s future growth," said Mike Bernstein, Partner, Baird Capital.

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