Alameda, CA, September 29, 2020 – Center for Social Dynamics, LLC (“CSD”), a portfolio company of NMS Capital (“NMS”), announced today that it has partnered with Behavior & Development Center, LLC (“BDC” or the “Company”). Operating throughout Southern California and founded by Tiffany Mendez and Roza Valensi, BDC is a well-established, fast-growing applied behavioral analysis (“ABA”) services company specializing in home-based, personalized, evidence-based Autism Spectrum Disorder (“ASD”) treatment. The Company maintains a robust client-base and clinical staff operating throughout its core geographies of Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire.
“We are excited to welcome Tiffany, Roza and all of BDC to the CSD team. BDC has demonstrated its ability to deliver extraordinary care to ASD patients throughout the Southern California region and we look forward to partnering with a group that shares our pride in clinical excellence and patient outcomes,” said Pete Pallares, Chief Executive Officer of CSD. “This also marks CSD’s second partnership since June of this year, which we view as exceptional in light of the broader social and economic environment,” added Mr. Pallares.
Roza Valensi commented, “We are thrilled to join CSD, a premier ABA therapy provider, and look forward to continuing to deliver exceptional services to our growing client-base.” Tiffany Mendez added, “We felt CSD was the right partner for BDC from our first meeting due in large part to our shared belief in putting patient outcomes ahead of all else. We also believe BDC, our patients, and our employees will all benefit from the support services and infrastructure CSD has to offer.”
David Peterson, Managing Director at NMS, added, “We are excited for CSD to have the opportunity to partner with Tiffany and Roza, both of whom will maintain active roles within the broader CSD organization, and we feel that BDC is a great strategic complement for the platform. The combination of the two companies helps further our ability to deliver on our original objectives of geographic expansion and increased scale while maintaining the highest clinical standards. We have the utmost confidence in Pete, Tiffany, and Roza to continue to execute on their stated growth plans across CSD’s numerous regions.”
In connection with the acquisition, BDC will benefit from CSD’s robust management team and infrastructural resources across numerous important focus areas including payor relations, information technology, clinical compliance, human resources, finance, revenue cycle management, operations, and business development.
The NMS deal team also included Neal Monga and Colin Durney. McDermott Will & Emery provided legal advice to NMS and CSD. Sheppard Mullin provided legal advice to BDC.
Founded in 2012 by Pete Pallares, CSD is an ABA services company specializing in home-based, personalized, evidence-based ASD treatment throughout Northern and Southern California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Hawaii. Since founding, CSD has been focused on clinical excellence and delivering high-quality outcomes for its clients, their families, and their coverage providers via a robust clinical staff. The Company holds multiple certifications and accreditations from leading behavioral health agencies and maintains extensive and long-standing relationships with key insurers throughout its core geographies. For additional information on CSD, please visit the company’s website at www.csdautismservices.com.
About NMS Capital
NMS Capital is a New York headquartered private investment firm specializing in strategic equity investments and leveraged buyouts of lower middle market companies. The firm was formed through the spin-out of a group of portfolio companies from the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division. NMS focuses on companies headquartered in the U.S. poised to benefit from sustainable growth trends with particular concentration on companies in Business Services and Healthcare Services. For additional information on NMS, please visit the firm’s website at nms-capital.com.