On April 13, 2018, the Blackstone Group, L.P. (Blackstone) announced that it would acquire the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, LLC (CARD). The transaction is expected to close during 2018. Monetary details of the transaction are not currently available. However CARD founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh and CARD management will also invest in the transaction. CARD is an autism behavioral health services provider based in Woodland Hills, California. It provides center-, school-, and home-based behavioral therapy, to both children and adults, through techniques based on applied behavioral analysis (ABA). CARD currently has approximately . . .