Patriot Capital (“Patriot”), a multi-strategy middle market investment firm, is pleased to announce its support of an investment in Global Behavior Education Alliance, Inc. (“GBE”), a provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (“ABA”) therapy services for children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (“ASD”) in the state of Tennessee. GBE currently operates five clinics across the state and serves clients across west and middle Tennessee.
“It is a real pleasure to be partnering with Mickey Atkins and Evolve Capital again in a company like GBE that performs such an important service to children and adolescents. We look forward to assisting the team in many ways to help them expand on such an important mission,” said Charles McCusker, Managing Partner of Patriot Capital.
Patriot joins an Evolve Capital-led partnership alongside IBC Funds, Mickey Atkins (former CEO of D&S Community Services, a Patriot Capital former Portfolio Company) and GBE’s founder, Dr. Tonia Ryan.
Dr. Tonia Ryan will continue with the company in the capacity of President alongside Mickey Atkins as CEO, both focused on the continued growth of GBE’s services and footprint.