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Excellere Partners Up with Behavioral Health Pro

excellere nf55Excellere Partners has teamed up with Martin Favis – a behavioral health operator – to pursue a buy-and-build strategy in the mental health sector.

Mr. Favis has 23-years of experience in the behavioral health industry with both public and private equity owned companies. From August 2012 to February 2015 he was the President and CEO of Embassy Management, a Seattle-based human services provider with over 100 facilities in several Western States and Pennsylvania. Programs included work force development; residential & community based services for at risk children; individuals with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum diagnosis; traumatic brain injury and behavioral health care programs.

 “The continued ills of society suggest strong demand for reputable mental health service providers that are focused on doing things the right way,” said Mr. Favis. “There is a tremendous unmet need for strong clinical providers truly focused on improving patient care and meeting the expectations of patients and family members who are seeking providers that will treat their loved ones with compassion and a commitment to effective treatment. Excellere and I look forward to identifying businesses to partner with that can benefit from additional resources such as investments in clinical support, staff training and operational excellence in order to expand the overall impact from reputable providers.”

Before his time at Embassy Management Mr. Favis was the President and CEO of The Duvall Home from August 2008 to August 2012. The Duvall Home is a provider of residential and community based programs and services for the developmentally disabled and autistic.

matt hicks nf1“We developed our investment thesis within behavioral health due to the strong value proposition opportunity amongst patients, family members, clinicians, referral sources, government agencies and payers,” said Matt Hicks, a Partner at Excellere. “That, combined with increasing social acceptance for those seeking treatment, a supportive legislative and payer environment to help improve care and outcomes, and significant market fragmentation, suggest an appealing framework to build an attractive market leader in many of the behavioral segments we pursue.”

Excellere invests in middle-market companies with revenues ranging from $20 million to $150 million. Sectors of interest include healthcare services and products; energy and utility products and services; industrial technology and services; business services; and agri-business. The firm has $1.4 billion of capital under management and is based in Denver (www.excellerepartners.com).

© 2015 PEPD • Private Equity’s Leading News Magazine • 12-16-15

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